Upcoming Events

  • 5/4: Star Wars Day
  • 5/11: Self-Defense Class at Mentor Library 6:00 p.m.
  • 5/13: Mothers in Class Day
  • 5/14: Happy Mother's Day
  • 5/16: Drawing Day
  • 5/18: 3rd Thursday Black Belt Workout
  • 5/20: Testing 10:00 a.m.
  • 5/20: Armed Forces Day
  • 5/22-26: FUN Week
  • 5/27 & 29: Dojo Closed for Memorial Day
  • 5/30: T-shirt Days begin
  • 6/1: Go Barefoot Day

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

We will be closed Saturday and Monday for Memorial Day weekend!  Happy weekend!  Remember all those who have sacrificed their lives for our liberty.

Annual Picnic

May 25 2017

Saturday, May 27 from 10:00 a.m. to noon we will be having our annual picnic at the dojo.  Bring a dish to share.  Family Karate will provide the main dish.  See you there!

Family Karate has a new kickboxing class on Monday and Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m.  This class is open to our martial arts and fitness students alike, so check ’em out!  Try two classes for free!

Happy Mothers’ Day!

May 14 2017

On Thursday, May 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Mentor Library Master Gene Kleckner and Sensei Libby Hill will be holding an introductory class in self-defense.  This class will include simple escapes, striking techniques, and deflections that establish a good foundation for one’s personal safety.  Please register with Mentor Library,8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060, 440-255-8811, ext. 247 or online at www.mentorpl.org..

Mothers in Class Day

May 05 2017

On Saturday, May 13 all classes are FREE to any and all mothers.  Come and join us at Family Karate while we show our appreciation of motherhood.

T-Shirt Sale

May 02 2017

T-shirt Days begin May 30th!  Be ready for our summer classes with a new Family Karate T-shirt, now 30% off.

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 – pizza, cake, beverages, supervision, & clean-up!  Give us a call at 440-255-7300 or email us for more details!

The newest photos from the 2017 Black Belt Celebration have been posted to the Family Karate Facebook page! Check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/115427687690/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154085684557691.