Upcoming Events

  • 4/30: Honesty Day
  • 4/30: World Tai Chi Qigong Day
  • 5/5: Cinco de Mayo
  • 5/7: Mothers in Class Day
  • 5/8: Happy Mothers' Day
  • 5/14: Testing 10:00 a.m.
  • 5/21: Armed Forces Day
  • 5/28 & 30: Dojo closed for Memorial Day
  • 5/31: FUN Days begin & T-shirt Days begin

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 7 to adult
Lil' Dragons Ages 3-4
Junior Dragons Ages 5-6
Fitness Kickboxing Ages 13 & up, Morning & Evening classes
Yoga Saturday Morning class
Tai Chi
Tai Chi for Health forms
Ages 13 & up
Zumba Evening & Saturday classes
Adult & Teen class Saturday classes

Cinco de Mayo

May 03 2016

Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo by having tacos and enchiladas!  Cinco de Mayo means fifth of May!  Some think it celebrates Mexican independence, but it actually commemorates the day the Mexican forces defeated the French forces on May 5, 1862.  Good reason to eat Mexican food!

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!

Stay tuned for the photos from the 2016 Black Belt Celebration!  Congratulations to Susan & Doug DiPalma, Maddie Tanner and Alyssa Maynard.

Happy Year of the Monkey!

February 08 2016

Year of the Monkey is an extremely progressive and optimistic year of gambling, improvisation, innovation, and invention.  With all the excitement and activity, it will be hard to know who is winning.  Be wary of the shrewd and cunningly playful Trickmaster Monkey! This is the perfect year to try karate, taekwondo, aikido, or one of Family Karate’s fitness programs. Come celebrate with Family Karate the beginning of this lunar new year.

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!  Give us a call at 440-255-7300 or email us for more details!

New Photos!

January 04 2016

Check out the new photos on our Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Family-Karate/115427687690?sk=photos Keep tabs on us because more will be coming!