Upcoming Events

  • 1/8: Bubble Bath Day
  • 1/13: Make Your Dreams Come True Day
  • 1/19: Martin Luther King Day Dojo is open.
  • 1/22: National Blonde Brownie Day
  • 1/23: Friday Family Flick Night 6:00 p.m.
  • 1/24: Testing 10:00 a.m.
  • 1/30: PACC Citizen Banquet
  • 1/31: Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
  • 2/7: Black Belt Celebration 2:00 p.m.

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 TaeKwonDo Ages 6 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
Sun and Yang styles
Ages 13 & up
Zumba Evening classes
Adult & Teen class Saturday classes

The Black Belt Celebration will be on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. It will be at the dojo.It will be a great time and we will have demonstrations by Mind & Body and North Coast Aikikai.  The cost is $5.00/person. It will be followed by a reception. Children 4 and under are free. Call 440-255-7300 for tickets today!

Friday Family Flick Night!

January 20 2015

This Friday, January 23, at 6:00 p.m. Family Karate will be showing a martial arts film that is being voted on at the dojo.  This event is open to the public.  Cost is $5/person, $10/family and includes popcorn and beverage.  Hope you can join us!

Hills To Be Honored

January 14 2015

On Friday, January 30, 2015 Senseis Libby and Tom Hill will be honored as the Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce Citizens of the Year for their contributions to the community.  Anyone interested in attending the banquet at LaMalfa should call to reserve.  The number is 440-357-7572.  Reservations can be made via email office@painesvillechamber.org.

A New Yoga Class!

January 10 2015

You asked for it and you have it.  Family Karate is adding another yoga class on Wednesday evenings at 5:30p.m. with Amy Wunderle.  The new class will begin on Wednesday, January 14.  Join us for an extra stretch!

Weapons class

January 03 2015

Beginning Wednesday, January 7 there will be a 4-week class in Tai Chi fan.  This beautiful weapon demonstrates the grace and power of the fan as a weapon.  This class is FREE to current Family Karate students and only $75/4-week course for other martial arts students. Call 440-255-7300 or email Karate4family@gmail.com for more information.

Happy New Year!

December 31 2014

All of us at Family Karate wish you a healthy and prosperous new year!

Come Celebrate Mardi Gras 6 with the North Coast Men’s Chorus!
The North Coast Men’s Chorus is pleased to announce their 6th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 7th, 2015, at Windows on the River from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The event will benefit the North Coast Men’s Chorus and its Youth Outreach Program. Honorees are the Fine Arts Association Youth Camp Program and Family Karate/Sidekick Foundation.

Come for this night of music, merriment and masquerade that has become the signature event of the year! The event includes a performance by the North Coast Men’s Chorus, directed by Artistic Director Richard Cole, superb Bourbon Street cuisine, a live and silent auction and a Mystery French Quarter Wall with a top prize of a $500 mystery item. Come festooned in your best mask to win top honors in our Spectacular Mask Contest! Plus, expect all the other traditions of Mardi Gras, including throwing beads, king cake and tossing coins!

The North Coast Men’s Chorus has proudly performed for 27 years throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond. Through our musical programs and community involvement, we have seen many lives changed for the better.

Kick up that February thermometer a couple notches with some hot Louisiana-style fun! Get to Cleveland’s Windows on the River on Saturday February 7th for Mardi Gras 6! Admission is only $50 per person. Sponsorship opportunities for tables of 10 are also available!

The North Coast Men’s Chorus is generously supported by the public through grants from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council.

About the North Coast Men’s Chorus

The North Coast Men’s Chorus is a community-based musical organization which affirms the gay experience by presenting quality performances for diverse audiences, providing a supportive environment for its members, and promoting a positive presence in the gay community and beyond. For more information about the Chorus call 216-556-0590 or visit our website at www.ncmchorus.org


November 27 2014

Congratulations to Ben and Mike Nagle for surviving their PreDan test!  They will receive their black belts at the Black Belt Celebration on February 7, 2015 to be held at Family Karate.  Please plan on attending this event.

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

North Coast Aikikai!

October 13 2014

Family Karate is pleased to announce the addition of North Coast Aikikai to its dojo!  Check out their new page for more information on the art of Aikido, their classes and instructor.

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