Got this from Cindy and Andra Allen the owners of Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts:
Black Belt Hall of Fame Martial Artist Ernie Reyes Sr. to Attend Austin Studio Grand Opening
Steiner Ranch Boasts First Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts Facility in Texas
Black Belt Hall of Fame martial artist Ernie Reyes Sr. will visit the new Steiner Ranch location of his eponymous association Saturday, March 1st, with festivities running from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Joining Master Reyes will be his co-founder Master Tony B. Thompson. The two will join owners and master instructors Andrá Allen and Cindy Villanueva-Allen at the grand opening of their school, located at 2900 N. Quinlan Park Road, in the heart of Steiner Ranch.
“We are proud to have opened the first Ernie Reyes school in Texas,” commented Allen. “The Steiner Ranch community has welcomed our school with open arms, and we are delighted to bring Master Reyes and Master Thompson to visit for our grand opening event.”
The event will begin at 9:00 am with a one-hour cardio-kickboxing class taught by Master Thompson. Grand opening festivities will begin at 10:30, with both Master Reyes and Master Thompson sharing their expertise and the association story with students and visitors. Additional activities will include a bounce house for the children and a visit from the Hudson Bend Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Division at 12:00 pm.
“There is a rich history and proud legacy that comes from being part of this association,” noted Villanueva-Allen. “It’s a great honor for us to share that legacy with our students, and having our founders visit our school will showcase just what a tremendous organization and family our students have joined.”
About Ernie Reyes and the West Coast World Martial Arts Association
Master Reyes has been recognized by every major martial arts organization in the world. A martial arts hall of fame member, he was most recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Martial Arts Industry Association. The Ernie Reyes West Coast World Martial Arts Association has produced national champions in both sparring and forms, with Ernie Reyes, Jr. becoming the youngest black belt to ever compete in adult forms at eight years old.
Established in 1977, the Association is headquartered in Campbell, California, with 57 schools in the United States and the UK. For more information, please see the Association website at www.erniereyes.com.
About Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts, Austin
Opened in July 2007, the studio is located in the Steiner Ranch community of northwest Austin. Martial arts classes featuring the world-renowned Ernie Reyes curriculum are available for students ages four to adult. Cardio-kickboxing fitness classes are available for ages 14 and up. The school is owned and classes are taught by the husband and wife team Andrá Allen and Cindy Villanueva-Allen. For more information, please see the school website at http://www.wcwmaaustin.com.