Upcoming Events

  • 11/18: PreDan 1:00 p.m.
  • 11/21 & 25: FUN Days
  • 11/24-25: Dojo closed
  • 11/25: Happy Thanksgiving!
  • 11/28: French Toast Day
  • 12/3: North Coast Aikikai Party
  • 12/5: International Ninja Day
  • 12/7: Pearl Harbor Day
  • 12/14: Monkey Day
  • 12/16: Testing 10:00 a.m.
  • 12/16: Holiday Party 10:00 a.m.
  • 12/21: Don’t Make Your Bed Day
  • 12/23: Last Day of Classes

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, Evening classes
Tai Chi
Tai Chi for Health forms
Ages 13 & up
Zumba Saturday classes
Self Defense Wednesday evenings
Aikido Wednesday & Saturday classes Ages 7 & up

Thank you!

December 23 2017

Today, Saturday, December 23 is the last day of Family Karate classes at 8901 Mentor Ave., Mentor.  Beginning January 9, 2018 Family Karate classes will be held at Garfield Park in Mentor.  Please check the Mentor Recreation website for information about these classes.

Speaking for my husband, Tom Hill, and me, Libby Hill, this has been a wonderful 12 years in business.  There are so many people to thank for our success: all of our instructors and support staff, our students and their families, our family and friends, fellow martial artists, and our vendors and community organizations. We are moving along in our journey, but we will stay in touch.

God bless and keep kicking!

Remember your full uniform is required for testing.  Bring all required materials and requirement books. Do your best!

FUN Days November 21 & 25

November 15 2017

FUN Days are here!  We do special activities in class.  This is a great time to bring in friends and relatives that want to try a class for free.  If you wish to bring a guest, please get a permission slip from the Front Desk.

Alyssa Maynard is testing for her Nidan!  Marlena childs will be testing for Junior I.  Come in to watch and cheer them on any time in the afternoon.  If you would like to be an uke, please see Sensei Libby.  Have a wonderful weekend!

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.