Upcoming Events

  • 9/22: Elephant Appreciation Day
  • 9/29: Confucius Day
  • 10/1-4: Tai Chi for Energy Workshop
  • 10/5: World Teachers' Day
  • 10/7,14,21,28: Tai Chi Fan form 7:30 p.m.
  • 10/13: International Skeptics Day
  • 10/17: Testing 10:00 a.m.
  • 10/22: National Nut Day
  • 10/24: Wear Costumes to Class Day
  • 10/30: 5th Friday Family Flick Night

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

World Teachers’ Day

October 02 2015

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on October 05, 2015. The day, which is held annually, commemorates teachers’ organizations worldwide. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers. Today World Teachers’ Day is observed in more than 100 countries.

According to UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development. Education International (EI), the global union federation that represents education professionals worldwide, strongly believes that World Teachers’ Day should be internationally recognized and celebrated around the world.

A teacher or schoolteacher is a person who provides education for pupils (children) and students (adults). In many countries, a person who wishes to become a teacher must first obtain specified professional qualifications or credentials from a university or college. Education in its broadest, general sense is the means through which the aims and habits of a group of people lives on from one generation to the next. (With material from: Wikipedia) The text “World Teachers’ Day” has been taken from www.cute-calendar.com

Confucius Day

September 26 2015

Confucius Day is celebrated on September 29, 2015. It honors one of the world’s greatest philosophers. Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.

His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius’s thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known as Confucianism.

Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts including all of the Five Classics, but modern scholars are cautious of attributing specific assertions to Confucius himself. Aphorisms concerning his teachings were compiled in the Analects, but only many years after his death.

Confucius’s principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor worship, respect of elders by their children of husbands by their wives. He also recommended family as a basis for ideal government. He espoused the well-known principle “Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself”, an early version of the Golden Rule. (With material from: Wikipedia) The text “Confucius Day” has been taken from www.cute-calendar.com

Tai Chi for Energy Workshop

September 22 2015

Dr. Paul Lam of the Tai Chi for Health Institute (taichiforhealthinstitute.org) will be here in Lake County instructing future instructors in his for Tai Chi for Energy October 1-4.  This form is a combination of Chen and Sun styles of Tai Chi and thus a combination of spiraling and qigong energies.  Dr. Lam, a family physician in Sydney, Australia, is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health improvement.  He has studied tai chi for over 30 years and is proficient in different styles.  In addition he has trained many gold medal winners of international tai chi competitions.

Dr. Lam created several Tai Chi for Health programs that have improved the health and well-being of millions throughout the world.  He has trained thousands of instructors and written several tai chi educational books.  This workshop is being offered in cooperation with Tai Chi for Health, Lake Health, and Family Karate.  Tai Chi for Health DVDs, books, and clothing will be offered at Family Karate throughout the weekend.


Show your elephant some special appreciation!

Win a Vacation of a Lifetime!

September 01 2015

How would you like a vacation in a beautiful Maui condo for 10 days with $5000 in your pocket to spend? This dream vacation can be yours by purchasing the winning raffle ticket for the Family Karate fund of the Sidekick Foundation. This fund provides scholarships to our students that have financial, behavioral, mental, or physical problems.

Only 300 tickets will be sold!! They cost $50 each and are available at Family Karate. The drawing will be November 28, 2015. They are disappearing rapidly, so purchase yours today!  Send a check for Sidekick Foundation to Family Karate 8901 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060 or call 440-255-7300 with a credit card.

Already we have sold 125 tickets!  Get your ticket NOW before they are all gone!

Enjoy this last weekend of summer!  Spend some time with family and friends.  See you on Tuesday, 9/8!

Japanese Language Lessons

August 22 2015

Six Japanese language lessons will be offered on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. beginning August 28.  The instructor will be Noriko Silver who is a translator and works at the Japanese Language School of Cleveland.  Cost is $90/person for the six-week course.  Please email dojoinfo@ncaikikai.com to sign up.

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!

March 24 2015

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!