Upcoming Events

  • 11/18: PreDan 1:00 p.m.
  • 11/21 & 25: FUN Days
  • 11/24-25: Dojo closed
  • 11/25: Happy Thanksgiving!
  • 11/28: French Toast Day
  • 12/3: North Coast Aikikai Party
  • 12/5: International Ninja Day
  • 12/7: Pearl Harbor Day
  • 12/14: Monkey Day
  • 12/16: Testing 10:00 a.m.
  • 12/16: Holiday Party 10:00 a.m.
  • 12/21: Don’t Make Your Bed Day
  • 12/23: Last Day of Classes

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, Evening classes
Tai Chi
Tai Chi for Health forms
Ages 13 & up
Zumba Saturday classes
Self Defense Wednesday evenings
Aikido Wednesday & Saturday classes Ages 7 & up

What Is “Ohana”?

July 30 2014

What is ‘Ohana?
and why you should choose Family Karate…

The family that kicks together, sticks together,” is the simplest way to sum up our school’s strongest belief: the importance of family. Our name, Family Karate, The ‘Ohana Dojo, is not accidental: we believe in the strength of ’ohana (Hawaiian for family) and the values held therein.

When looking for a martial arts school to join, one should consider more than just the style of martial arts and the programs available.

Family Karate prides itself in the great quality of its facility. Our dojo is open and spacious, light and clean. The mats used for karate classes have the support necessary for karate and judo techniques. The floor used for the adult fitness programs and the Lil’ Dragons classes is specially designed with underlying cushioning to better support our students’ joints.

Family Karate does not use any sort of contract binding students to our program nor do we have testing or belt fees of any kind. Our schedule is flexible and provides students with classes five days a week. Our staff has over fifty years of combined experience teaching, and our martial arts instructors have all earned black belts in Kajukenpo or TaeKwonDo.

Our ‘ohana extends beyond the walls of our dojo with our outreach programs. We travel to day care facilities, schools, senior centers, businesses and homes with martial arts, self-defense, yoga and tai chi programs. In this way Family Karate further promotes its image of extended family.

Our ‘ohana at Family Karate is ever-growing and always welcoming. You can visit us at 8901 Mentor Ave. in Mentor (just west of Memorial Jr. High) or give us a call at (440) 255-7300.  Please call if you’d like a free introductory lesson.

We appreciate your interest in the martial arts and Family Karate and hope to see you soon!