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Fitness, Self-Defense, Confidence…you can get it all at Vasquez Academy!


The Vasquez Academy is one of the leading martial arts schools serving the Austin, San Marcos, Kyle, and Buda area and is just minutes from The University of Texas. Rudy Vasquez has been teaching kickboxing and martial arts in the Austin area for over 30 years. The Vasquez Academy has helped countless people reach their goals in weight loss, getting in shape and even winning titles in Boxing, Kickboxing and (MMA) mixed martial arts. Rudy Vasquez, owner and head instructor of the Vasquez Academy, has studied over 10 different martial arts in 36 years. Some of the arts studied by and certified under are Muay Thai, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee’s art), Karate, Kali, Escrima, Arnis and Silat.  Whether you are looking to lose a few pounds, get in better shape, or compete, the Vasquez Academy has what you are looking for. We offer classes in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and MMA. Mr. Vasquez has studied BJJ with Renzo Gracie, Rolles Gracie and Igor Gracie. The programs offered at the Vasquez gym are designed with the beginner in mind.  Come and join us!

Whatever goals you have…

Our classes will help you accomplish them!


At age 53, I decided to try Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Professor Rudy Vasquez and his amazing team/family of instructors, made me feel instantly comfortable and welcome. I feel younger, more confident and stronger. I only wish I had done this sooner in life. Jiu-Jitsu is just amazing! It is never too late to start your journey.

Todd N.

If you want your kids to be in a great learning environment that instills discipline while having fun AND learning true mixed Mixed Martial Arts skills and techniques, there’s no better place! Rudy and his team are awesome and they love the kids.

Szucceed L.

Amazing Place to train! Rudy is not only a great teacher but an awesome Mentor! His passion for the art is truest shown. The knowledge and skills he has will transfer and make you a martial artist.

Stephen T.

We love Vasquez Academy. My 7 year old daughter has been in the kids class for a year now and her confidence is growing every day! She’s even competed in a jujitsu tournament. Rudy is a great teacher and very encouraging to all. I highly recommend to anyone looking to start their kid in martial…

Brooke D.

The academy is a great place for kids to learn – he believes in them and encourages them to go beyond their comfort level. Our daughter has grown so much in her confidence since the first day of class and it’s all thanks to the academy. Thank you guys for all you do.

Alison Winnergate

My family and I trained with Rudy a few years ago! Rudy is the reason my family and I fell in love with MMA! He is an amazing and very patient instructor! Rudy & Nora made us feel like not only students but family too! He gives you confident and makes you believe in yourself!

Amanda Y.