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

Martial History #1: Judo

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny Originally in the newsletter I had a series of articles published as “totally useless facts.” And there are quite a few of those around this blog. However, some of those articles I have renamed “Martial History” simply because I think the history of the martial arts (while perhaps “useless”

The October Calendar!

A bit belated, but here is October’s Calendar. Some special items of note:– Friday October 11th is our staff in-service day (the academy will be closed)– Leadership seminar Friday October 18th– Free Women’s self-defense seminar Saturday October 19th (1:00-4:00) – Basic Pistol/Concealed Carry Course, Sunday October 20th– Parent’s Night Out Friday October 25th (6:30-11:00)– School

Sometimes, You Need Someone to Ask

My grandfather was a lifelong carpenter and a phenomenal woodworker. Even being one of 12 of his grandchildren, my home has many wonderful wood pieces that he created. We have cutting boards, picture frames, and toothpick holders. But before you think he was an amateur, we also have step stools and an amazing rocker with

Lock Your Doors!

Ok, I know. This is basic stuff right?  Well, you’d be surprised how often I need to say it. So I’ll say it now:  Lock Your Doors!! In Your Home: In recent months I’ve talked about the importance of having a strong door to your home, and the tactics of criminals to distract a homeowner

Lessons for October by Mr. 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

Lessons for September

White, Yellow, and Orange Belts have been talking about Focus. Focus is paying attention to ONE thing at a time. We like to talk about it at this time of year because Focus is extremely important for every student’s favorite thing in the entire world…school! Focus is essential when learning new things and when mastering

Verification

The tax auditor called the vicar of a church. “I’m contacting you to confirm that the church received a $10,000 donation from a parishioner by the name of Tony Smith.” “Tony Smith, you say?” the vicar replied. “I’ll have to consult our bank records, but I can assure you that if we haven’t received a

Criminal Tactics in a Home Invasion.

Last month I described how to make your front door significantly stronger. This month I wanted to describe two common criminal tactics as they relate to your home and its doors. A proper front door can be a very strong point of defense for you and your family.  And many criminals know this.  But it