Upcoming Events

  • 3/17: St. Patrick's Day
  • 3/18: Testing 10:00 a.m.
  • 3/21: Spring is here!
  • 4/1: April Fool's Day
  • 4/15: Dojo closed for Easter weekend
  • 4/16: Happy Easter!
  • 4/22: Testing 10:00 a.m.
  • 4/23: American Warrior Tournament
  • 4/26: Administrative Professionals Day
  • 4/27: 3rd Thursday Black Belt Workout
  • 4/29: World Tai Chi Qigong Day
  • 5/11:Self-Defense Class at Mentor Library 6:00 p.m.
  • 5/14: Happy Mother's Day

About Us

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Ohana is the Hawaiian word for family. It is in the spirit of ‘ohana that Libby & Tom Hill and their dedicated staff open Family Karate, the ‘Ohana Dojo, and invite all who share in that spirit to join us.

Family Karate is a community of martial artists of all skill levels striving to be stronger physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually through training in martial arts. We conduct our training in a supportive family atmosphere. We believe training in such a manner not only creates stronger individuals but stronger families, and ultimately creates a larger family of which we are all a part.

If you're interested in learning more about Family Karate, give us a call 440-255-7300 or email us with questions!

Class Offerings

Kajukenpo style
Ages 7 & up
Mind & Body Martial Arts Ages 8 to adult
Lil' Dragons Ages 3-4
Junior Dragons Ages 5-6
Fitness Kickboxing Ages 13 & up, Morning & Evening classes
Pilates Saturday Morning class
Tai Chi
Tai Chi for Health forms
Ages 13 & up
Zumba Evening & Saturday classes
Aikido Wednesday & Saturday classes Ages 7 & up

The unsung heroes of every workplace are the administrative professionals. They keep the paperwork, schedules, and information organized. communicated, and filed. To honor these hardworking individuals we are offering them a free class on Wednesday and Thursday, April 26 & 27, 2017 – any class, any time. Come on in and take some of that frustration out!

Sparring Gear Sale

April 20 2017

Last chance to save 25% off any in-stock or special order sparring gear.  Sale ends Saturday, April 29th!

Tax Day is April 17!

April 17 2017

I know you don’t want to be reminded, but we have a gift for you. Try a free class – any class, all week! You deserve this reward for being a good citizen. So come on in and get moving!

On the 3rd Thursday of each month we are dedicating the 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. time slot to a black belt workout.  We will review, work on new, and renew acquaintances.  All current and former Family Karate black belts are welcome.

Next event is April 27! PLEASE BRING YOUR SPARRING GEAR! Sensei Libby will be running a sparring drills class that will get our blood pumping. Also there is a weapons class for black belts on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.  We are currently practicing sai.

Happy Easter!

April 14 2017

Family Karate will be closed on April 15 in observance of Easter weekend.  Have a blessed family time.

Due to the Easter weekend our testing day is delayed by a week. Remember your full uniform is required for testing.  Bring all required materials and requirement books. Do your best!

Family Karate has added two new classes for 2017.  On Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. there will be a co-ed self-defense class.  This class will be taught by Master Gene Kleckner assisted by Sensei Libby Hill.  Our own lovely Kristin Strauser will be instructing a Pilates class on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.  Pilates combines strength and stretch workouts into one challenging class.  Both of these classes are open to our martial arts and fitness students alike, so check ’em out!  Try two classes for free!

Looking for a fun and different birthday party idea? Family Karate can provide a unique birthday bash. There are optional themes of karate, Star Battles, Zumba, Tai Chi, or fitness kickboxing. We can also provide parties for adults and businesses! We have 2 times on Saturdays OR can arrange for special weekday times for business events.  It is the easiest party you will ever host!  Family Karate provides everything – pizza, cake, beverages, supervision, & clean-up!  Give us a call at 440-255-7300 or email us for more details!

On Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to noon Family Karate’s Libby Hill and Lynne Leffel will be leading tai chi and qigong classes in Veteran’s Park in the heart of Painesville to celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. This is a free event and all levels of expertise are welcome.  We are live streaming this event to join the thousands of other events throughout the world as they begin in Samoa on Friday, April 29.  We would love to have you join us!

The newest photos from the 2017 Black Belt Celebration have been posted to the Family Karate Facebook page! Check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/115427687690/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154085684557691.