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

Lessons for the Month of October 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. White, Yellow, & Orange Belts: Self-Discipline Self-Discipline is doing what you’re supposed to do without being told. Self-Discipline also encompasses NOT doing what you

Saving the Grass and So Much More

When a Florida man collapsed while doing yard work, his wife called 911. First responders arrived within minutes to find Gene Work having a heart attack. He lapsed in and out of consciousness as they stabilized him and transported him to the hospital. His wife, Melissa, was at his side during the ambulance ride. She


A husband and wife were driving through Louisiana. As they approached Natchitoches, they started arguing about the pronunciation of the town. They argued back and forth, then they stopped for lunch. At the counter, the husband asked the blonde waitress, “Before we order, could you please settle an argument for us? Would you please pronounce


Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “And what starting salary are you looking for?” The engineer replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” The interviewer inquires, “Well, what would you say to

Leadership Students and the Black Belt Stock Exchange

Leadership Students have just recently finished its financial module, and the results are in! In May, Leadership students created their own (fictional) savings account. Students then earned money by way of leadership teaching drills which they then deposited in their accounts. Through the summer Leadership students then invested their money in fictional stocks to learn

Family Safety

Keeping your family safe is always a major concern, and the good news is that even in today’s world, there are a number of simple things you can do to help reduce possible dangers and increase safety. A good way to help secure your family’s safety is by getting to know your neighbors better, whether

An Able Mariner

Many years ago, businessman Rene Henry invited a friend and their dates out for an afternoon on his sailboat on Santa Monica Bay. The good times quickly soured when a thick blanket of fog appeared late in the afternoon, making visibility nonexistent. For Henry, who raced his boat every Wednesday and sailed 12 months out

Lessons for September – Mr. Stanford

In September, White, Yellow, and Orange Belts will be talking about Focus. Focus is one of the most important things we teach here at the academy (but don’t worry if it seems to take some time for your child to “get it.” Here are the lessons we’re covering to help them improve their Focus. Focus

Be Prepared for Medical Emergencies

In case of an emergency, would your friends or family know how to contact your doctor or explain to an ER nurse what medication you are taking? One crucial thing you can do this fall is to gather your important health information into an easy-to-review format such as a binder or pocket folder. Make sure