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

Lesson for December – Mr. Stanford

Along with self-defense, confidence, focus, self-discipline and a myriad of other great “life skills” we teach here at the academy, December gives us a great opportunity to teach our students PATIENCE! Patience Since we have so many days off later in the month, higher belts would hardly have any time to talk about a different

Sam’s Corner #24

  Winter is Coming At least that’s what my daddy says. I heard a lot of people get sick during the winter. But dogs know a secret that a lot of people don’t! Most people don’t get sick because they spend time out in the cold. In the winter many people get sick because they

Stay Safe and Awake at the Wheel

Self-Defense and Personal Safety often involve the not-so-sexy and oh-so-important issues of good decisions and preemptive actions. Let’s talk about keeping you and your family safe on the road. A nap can be pleasant and relaxing—unless you’re at the wheel of a car when it happens. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that sleep-related driving

Lessons for the Month of November by Jeff Stanford

Below are the lessons that will be covered in class. Use these descriptions as a guide for reminding your child to practice at home what they’re working on at the academy. If your family is not involved at the Black Belt Academy, and you want your child to learn lessons like Respect, Honesty, and Integrity,

Keep Your Kids, and Yourself Safe this Halloween

Self-Defense isn’t always about fighting. More so self-defense, or what I would call Personal Protection, begins with some simple everyday safety items. Halloween is one of the most popular holidays of the year. Who doesn’t love dressing up and getting candy and other treats? You and your family have to be cautious, though. Follow these

Stay Safe on the Scariest Night of the Year

  I know some think self-defense has to be some awesome and dangerous thing. But the truth is that everyday self-defense often involves just being careful. Here are some tips to help with that end. Children and parents alike enjoy Halloween—the costumes, and the candy, and the chance to spend some time together. Just remember

Where the Magic Is Hiding

A woman visited a fortuneteller to find out if her future would be successful, but instead of answering any of the questions, the fortuneteller gave the woman a box. She explained that it was a magic box that had the power to make dreams come true. She handed the woman a notepad and told the