Upcoming Events

  • 4/7: World Health Day
  • 4/16: Stress Awareness Day
  • 4/18: Testing 10:00 a.m.
  • 4/25: World Tai Chi Qigong Day, Veterans' Park, Painesville, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • 4/30: National Honesty Day
  • 5/9: Moms in Class Day!
  • 5/23: 10th Anniversary Picnic!
  • 5/30: Testing 10:00 a.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 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

Sparring Gear Sale

April 26 2015

Last chance to save 25% off any in-stock or special order sparring gear.  Sale ends Thursday, April 30th!

Join Our CSA!

April 23 2015

Remember to sign up for this year’s (2015) community supported agriculture (CSA) share at www.geaugafamilyfarms.org.  Family Karate will again be a pick-up spot on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  If we have over 60 people picking up at our site, we receive money to donate to the St. James Episcopal Church soup kitchen.

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!

On Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. 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.

Whoa, a whole day dedicated to stress!  How unusual!  However, if you have 5 or more of the following symptoms, stress may be creating bigger problems in your health.

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Less social
  • Constipation or IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Lack of concentration
  • Feeling burned out
  • Tension in neck, back or jaw
  • Decreased libido
  • Emotional eating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Adult acne
  • High blood pressure
  • High irritability
  • Losing hair
  • Over anxious
  • Sick often
  • Increased level of drinking alcohol

So before you become more stressed about these physical and mental problems, consider adding these activities into your life:

  • Get a pet
  • Meditation
  • Karate
  • Dance
  • Fitness kickboxing
  • Take a walk
  • Go for a swim
  • Taekwondo
  • Keep a gratitude journal
  • Garden
  • Yoga
  • Attend a place of worship
  • Aikido
  • Volunteer at a local soup kitchen
  • Tai Chi
  • Clean out a cupboard, closet or drawer
  • Laugh
  • Zumba
  • Play with a child
  • Visit a park
  • Mindful breathing

Many of these you can do at Family Karate.  So join us today!

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!

World Health Day

April 05 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors World Health Day annually in April. This year it is on April 7 and the theme is Food Safety. You can check out more about the day and learn more about food safety here.

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!