Something for Everyone

Repeatedly Voted "One of the Top 50 Schools in North America," the Black Belt Academy offers training in Martial Arts and Self-Defense for students age 4 and up.

Kids classes focus on developing "Life Skills" such as Confidence, Focus, and Self-Discipline. -- Training for Men, Women, and Law Enforcement concentrates on Self-Defense and Physical Fitness. -- Additionally The Black Belt Academy is the only licensed Krav Maga program in Northwest Ohio.

Lessons for Kids

Lessons for Kids

Life Skills currently being taught in the Kid's classes.

Lessons for Kids

Stay Safe during the Summer Boating Season

Summer is when a lot of people take to the lakes and rivers for recreation. Whether you’ve got a yacht or a rowboat, remember that the No. 1 rule for boating safety is this: Always use your common sense. Following good safety rules could save your life. Here are some basic guidelines from the Safe

The Water Cure

A man went to the doctor because he had no energy. After asking a few questions, the doctor wrote a series of prescriptions. “Now,” she told the patient. “I want you to take the red pill with two glasses of water in the morning, the yellow pill with two glasses of water at lunch, and

Questions and Answers #3

The questions and comments below were submitted to our “Questions & Suggestions” box or sent via e-mail. Have a question? Let us know! All questions will be answered in person or in the newsletter. Question: Did Elvis really get a black belt? Actually, yes! He trained frequently with Ed Parker, developer of American Kenpo karate.

Improvement in Childhood Obesity in U.S.

The rates of childhood obesity and overweight issues have not gone down in recent years in the United States, with severe obesity actually increasing, particularly for minority children, a new study has revealed. According to the Duke Clinical Research Institute’s lead researcher, Asheley Skinner, ten percent of all teenagers in America are now severely obese.

Disconnecting from Social Media

Social media can sometimes be a double-edged sword that offers as many drawbacks as it does benefits. Many people wanting to stay connected end up being a little too captivated by it, and social media can even become something close to an addiction when people spend too much time on it, often aimlessly and repeatedly.

Active Shooter Strategies

Recently I was interviewed by Channel 11’s Dane Sanzebacher about active shooter events, (obviously inspired by the recent Orlando tragedy.) A lot of “regular folks” have recently asked me about “what to do.” So here are the basics and what you should consider now, before such an event ever happens. RUN Statistics show that the

Sam’s Corner 12

People have been noticing that I’ve lost a little weight, and asking me how I stay so slim! (Why thanks for noticing!) The most important thing I do is eat healthy. I must admit, this is not always my decision. If it were only up to me, I would most likely be sneaking some goldfish

Stay safe when heading abroad

These days, traveling to a foreign country can seem more like a journey into danger than a fun-filled adventure. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, minimize your risk of becoming a victim of crime or terrorism when you’re abroad: • Keep your nationality off the radar. Display a neutral image. Don’t flaunt flag emblems

The Hungry Thief

Joe and Sam went into a bakery. When the cashier wasn’t looking, Joe quickly slipped three doughnuts into the pocket of his jacket. “What are you doing?” Sam whispered. “You just stole those!” “So what?” Joe asked. “Nobody saw a thing.” Sam waved the cashier over. “Give me a doughnut, and I’ll show you a

Teach Children This Important Skill

We cover many excellent Life Skills here at the academy with our kids (Confidence, Focus, Self-Discipline). Here’s one you can do at home! Problem solving is a skill that’s valuable throughout your children’s lives, from school to their adult careers. You can teach your children how to tackle any problem they’re facing by sharing these