Upcoming Events

  • 9/10: Grandparents in Class Day
  • 9/12: T-Shirt Days End
  • 9/15: 3rd Thursday Black Belt Workout!
  • 9/17: Testing 10:00 a.m.
  • 9/22: Elephant Appreciation Day
  • 9/29: Confucius Day
  • 10/4: World Animal Day
  • 10/11: Ada Lovelace Day
  • 10/15-16: Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Workshop / Dojo Closed

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, Morning & Evening classes
Restorative Yoga Saturday Morning class
Tai Chi
Tai Chi for Health forms
Ages 13 & up
Zumba Evening & Saturday classes
Aikido Wednesday & Saturday classes Ages 7 & up

Confucius Day

September 26 2016

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

Elephant Appreciation Day

September 20 2016

Thursday, September 22 is Elephant Appreciation Day.  Please post your elephant joke, pictures, or stories on the Family Karate Facebook page @Karate4Family.

3rd Thursday

September 11 2016

On the 3rd Thursday of each month we are dedicating the 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. time slot to a black belt workout.  We will review, work on new, and renew acquaintances.  All current and former Family Karate black belts are welcome.

Next event is September 15!

T-Shirt Days End

September 10 2016

Beginning Monday, September 12 all students must wear their full uniform to class.  Summer comes to an end. 🙁

Grandparents in Class Day

September 07 2016

On Saturday, September 10, in honor of Grandparents’ Day Family Karate is allowing all grandparents to take classes for free!  Just show us your photos of your grandchildren (we know you want to!).

Weapons class

September 06 2016

Beginning Wednesday, September 7 there will be a 4-week class in Bojitsusho.  Learn the basic Bo form. 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.

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!