Meet the Owner
Master Daniel Delenela is the Head Instructor and Owner of Round Rock Karate Academy, LLC. Master Delenela began his martial arts training in 1991 and achieved his Cho Dan in 1994. He currently holds the rank of Yuk Dan (6th Degree Black Belt) and Sa Bom (Master Instructor) in the Korean traditional art of Tang Soo Do, as well as a 1st Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo. His martial arts study also includes FMA (Filipino Martial Arts) systems.
Master Delenela’s instinctive and detail-oriented teaching style and his dedication to the mastery of his art will complement anyone who wishes to study martial arts. Master Delenela has a strong work ethic and firmly believes in the value of honor, dedication, and loyalty to the traditional aspects of martial arts study, which he continuously strives to pass on to his students as well.
“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Round Rock Karate Academy’s mission is to unlock the potential in each student by providing a safe environment where they can explore the possibilities of what they are able to become. Our program is not only the physical development of self through martial arts but more importantly the discipline of mind, will and spirit to overcome challenges that we all face. To accomplish our mission, we endeavor to:
- Encourage, enable and empower.
- Treat others with honor and respect.
- Motivate others to reach their full potential.
- Become students of excellence in all things.
The art of Tang Soo Do is influenced by the Northern Chinese Arts, Southern Chinese arts, and the Okinawan discipline of Karate. Tang Soo Do is not a sport and is a classical martial art concerned with the development of every aspect of the “self” in order to create a mature person who totally integrates his/her intellect, body, emotions, and spirit.
The basic components that comprise our martial arts curriculum include meditation; stretching and conditioning; cardiovascular training; basic hand and foot techniques (blocking, kicking and striking); hyungs (forms, preset patterns of movement that teach students how to transition between offensive and defensive techniques); one-step sparring (block and counter techniques); self-defense (grappling and joint locking techniques); weapons training; and free-sparring techniques.
Meet the Instructors
Alex Nguyen, Sa Bom, passed his 4th dan examination with Sa Bom Delenela at Round Rock Karate Academy in 2022. Alex also holds black belts in Shotokan karate, Goju-ryu karate, and Hapkido and continues to cross-train in a number of other arts today to improve his body of knowledge in an effort to help others on their own martial path.
Alex emphasizes the understanding of body mechanics and martial theory in his personal instructional style. He remains steadfast in his belief that consistency of practice along with a persistent spirit is the key to growth in the martial arts for anyone, no matter where they start from.
Mr. Howard Yuan is a Kyo Sa (Certified Instructor) at Round Rock Karate Academy and holds the rank of Sam Dan (Third Degree Black Belt). His martial arts experience includes a First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, which he received in 1993, and experience in Judo. Kyo Sa Yuan is a talented and dedicated martial artist with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of Tang Soo Do.
Kyo Sa Yuan believes strongly in traditions and values of honor, integrity, humility, and teaches these values to his students, whom he wishes to be the best they can be.
Ani Robinson has been a member of Round Rock Karate Academy since 2015, where she is currently a Sam Dan (Third Degree Black Belt) and a Kyo Sa (Certified Instructor). Ani also holds a 3rd dan in tae kwon do and enjoys the study of tai chi to deepen her understanding of the unification of mind, body, and spirit through martial arts.
In addition to her role as an instructor, Ani also serves as the Operations Manager for RRKA. She handles much of the business side of the school in order to allow Master Delenela the time and freedom to focus on his students.
Brad Green started his martial arts journey back in 2010 while living in upstate New York where he obtained a Brown Belt in a mix of Shotokan and Uechi-Ryū karate. Since moving to Texas in 2015, Brad has studied at Round Rock Karate Academy where in 2019 he attained the rank of Eee Dan (Second Degree Black Belt) and became a Kyo Sa (Certified Instructor).
Alejandra Laínez has been with Round Rock Karate Academy since 2019, but her passion for martial arts began in childhood and she has also trained in Goju Ryu and Shotokan. She is keen on learning new styles and how they can be leveraged to create your own version of martial art. In her time at RRKA, Alejandra has discovered a new fascination with forms and their applications. In 2023, Alejandra is currently an Ee Dan(Second Degree Black Belt) and a Kyo Sa(Certified Instructor).
Saumitra Gupta started his journey with Round Rock Karate Academy as a Little Dragon in 2013 and earned his Cho Dan (First Degree Black belt) in 2019. Having been schooled in the art since his childhood, Saumitra strongly believes in the martial way – The key concepts of courage, humility, honesty, loyalty, and discipline. This reflects in his style as a practitioner.
Saumitra is currently an Ee Dan (Second Degree Black Belt) and a Jo Kyo (Certified Assistant Instructor).
- Monday4:00PM - 9:00PM
- Tuesday4:00PM - 9:00PM
- Wednesday4:00PM - 9:00PM
- Thursday4:00PM - 9:00PM
- Friday4:00PM - 9:00PM
- Saturday9:00AM - 2:00PM