photo by David Brendan Hall

Best Metal Mettle

The Void

Bart Butler, black-belted drummer for the excellent metal band Eagle Claw, considers regular gym workouts boring and believes that exercise should challenge your brain. Last year he took over the Void – a kung fu compound he’d been training at for a dozen years – and expanded its disciplines to include jiujitsu, kickboxing, yoga, and self-defense. Butler’s understanding that martial arts training helps counter the inherent unhealthiness of the musician/bar-worker lifestyle bears out in the studio's popularity in Austin’s rock community. Members of the Sword, American Sharks, Riverboat Gamblers, Scorpion Child, and Duel all train there.

The Void Martial Arts
4327 S. First Ste. 104-D, 512/707-8977

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