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

Time to Wrestle the Bull

I’m sure like most of you, I was disappointed but not entirely surprised to hear that the present federal and state guidelines for COVID-19 have been extended. As you should know by now we’ve been posting tons of follow-along lessons and workouts online to keeps families active at home, along with training logs to record

Lesson for April – Mr. Stanford

For our end of class discussions this month, we are going to be discussing our four karate homework assignments. Each week will focus on a different homework, and because students will be spending so much time at home for the next several weeks, the discussions will center on actions and behaviors at home. Week 1:

Sam’s Corner #32

You may have noticed that the little blonde one and I are very different at times. She’s very young and full of energy and enthusiasm, and I’m full of wisdom and gentle affection. There’s one other area we’re different too. You may notice from time to time that I’m around the karate school visiting people

Family Spotlight: The Kirkhams

        Names  (Age)  Parents Rachael &  Andy, Simon(7) Eli (10) Abe (11)         Hobbies: We love playing games. Board games, card games, dice games.         How many family members do you have training? Four         Rank(s)? The boys have Purple belts. Rachael earned second degree black belt in 2001. What benefits were you originally looking

March 2020 Academy Update

This is going to get crazy. So March wins the prize for the busiest month in recent memory, and that’s saying something!  Coming up this month we will have Ninja Night (Friday, March 6th) and Black Belt testing (Stage I, Saturday the 7th).  We have two after school programs getting started. We will also have

Lesson for March – Mr. Stanford

A positive attitude and confidence are powerful character traits in kids!  In March, White, Yellow, & Orange belt students will be talking about Attitude at the end of regular classes.  Attitude is that way we think or feel about something. Of course, we should try to keep a positive attitude as much as possible in

Sam’s Corner #31

So recently the little blonde tornado is getting scared at times. The funny thing is she’s doing to herself! Many of you have seen Raylan leave the office and come sprinting out to the groups of people watching class. She’s eager to say hello, eager to meet new people, eager to…well, she’s eager to do

Lesson for February – Mr. Stanford

Goal Setting is a great things to learn at a young age. This month kids will talking about Goal Setting and Motivation. White, Yellow, and Orange belts will continue talking about Goals and setting S.M.A.R.T. (Specific. Motivating. Achievable. Relevant. Trackable.) goals. Purple belts and above will be talking specifically about one aspect of goal setting: