At Jeff Ellis' International Karate Centers (IKC) students train in classes designed specifically toward their own ability and age level. As the student progresses, he or she is admitted into more advanced classes, where greater levels of physical and mental mastery are achieved. These courses will provide a great deal of enjoyment and satisfaction as each student excels in the skill that is important to them and have fun at it. International Karate Centers Avon Lake Dojo offers specialized martial arts classes for
Class designed for children 4 to 6 years old. Young Kickers program is a special 45 minute class for children 5 and 6 years old. This exciting once a week program teaches basic self-protection skills with emphasizes on proper use of skills. Each class consists of basic karate skills, safety skills, coordination drills, and lots of fun activities that reinforce the idea that each child is "special, smart, and strong!" Parents can count on the fact that their child is having fun, while being taught correctly, safety and how to use their new skills responsibly. Tied in with our unique class is the "Merit Badge" program that helps keep children excited and interested in practicing martial arts skills at home. Class Hours: Tue - 6:00-6:45pm; Wed - 6:00-6:45pm; Sat - 9:00-9:45am
White, orange, and yellow belts. Ages 7 thru adult. Our program offers not only an effective self-defense program, but also a means for character development and discipline. Children learn to concentrate and focus their energy constructively, which results in better schoolwork and grades. In addition, a strong emphasis is placed on the development of self-esteem. The self-image, self control, and self-discipline your child develops today will determine the level of happiness and success he will experience as an adult. Adults will notice vast improvement in their coordination, strength, flexibility and stretch. Also, karate training can aid weight reduction and helps relieve stress and tension. Class Hours: Mon - 6:15-7:00pm; Tue - 6:45-7:30pm; Wed - 6:45-7:30pm; Thu - 6:45-7:30pm
Intermediate / Advanced
Blue, green and purple belts and brown belts. Class Hours: Mon - 7:00-7:45pm; Tue - 7:30-8:15pm; Wed - 7:30-8:15pm; Thu - 7:30-8:15pm
For all belt ranks and ages 6 and up. Class Hours: Sat - 10:00am-10:45am
Tamashi Black Belt Club
Specialized training class for blue belts and up. Invitation only. International Karate Centers is a Black Belt School and when a student makes the commitment to black belt they are past the trial stage.Tamashi Black Belt Club members are the inner core of the school and best represents what International Karate Centers stands for. Black Belt Club members will learn razor-sharp focus and develop self-discipline. Black Belt Club members will learn to take responsibility for their actions both in and out of school. Black Belt Club members will train to become leaders within the school and in their community. Class Hours: Mon - 8:15-9:00pm; Thu - 8:15-9:00pm
Introductory Course Specials
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International Karate Centers "Starter Course" gives a person the opportunity to gain "hands on" experience to see if they are interested in learning more.
You will have the opportunity to see the facility, meet the instructors and learn the basic techniques required in our classes
As part of the Starter Course, we will show you how inexpensive it is to study the exciting and life improving art of karate at International Karate Centers.
It will give you the experience to make an educated decision for yourself and your child
Starter Courses in our traditional martial arts classes includes the karate uniform and TWO FREE private or semi-private lessons.
In our Martial Arts Core Strength program the Starter Course gives you the resistance tubing and TWO FREE weeks of classes.
What Style We Teach
"Kwanmukan" - Realization of the Essential.
The style we teach is "Kwanmukan" - Realization of the Essential. Kwanmukan represents a traditional approach to martial arts instruction that is diverse in its nature, and includes Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Aiki-Jujitsu, Judo, Aikido, Kobudo and Tai Chi. Founded Grandmaster George E. Anderson, the Kwanmukan is respected throughout the world and is considered to have a great impact and influence on current and future approaches to traditional martial arts study. Students of International Karate Centers and students within the Kwanmukan enjoy the opportunity to experience a well-rounded martial arts education
Karate / Tae Kwon Do
Karate / Tae Kwon Do are martial arts that originally developed as a means of combat using all parts of the body with emphasizes on kicks, open-hand strikes, and closed-hand strikes. Karate, when taught properly, has many benefits. Karate teaches a student the value of respect, an essential part of the martial arts. One will learn not only to respect their teachers and fellow students, but themselves as well. Karate makes use of almost all of the body's muscles, increasing strength and flexibility. The body becomes strong and toned. Karate training promotes competitiveness and gives confidence, self-assurance and poise. Besides teaching the "traditional" aspects of the art, our students also have the opportunity to be involved in the competition aspect Karate. Karate is an art of self-defense; a true karate ka never uses the knowledge they have gained in a hostile or insulting manner
Jujitsu means "Gentle Art".
It encompasses striking, joint locks, groundwork, takedowns, and throws. The study of aiki-jitsu encourages discipline and a non-violent attitude. The student learns to use an opponent's force by bringing it into his own circle, neutralizing aggressive action by gaining control of the attacker. Techniques from this art have made it well rounded for self-defense since it covers situations standing up or on the ground. Many arts such as Judo and Aikido came out this martial art. We teach the art of Aiki-Jitsu
Kobudo is the study of classical Okinawan weapons, including the bo, tonfa, sai and nunchaku. The training helps develop strong joints, muscles, timing, and balance
T'ai Chi is a rejuvenating activity for the mind, body and spirit. T'ai Chi Ch'uan, its full name, is a form of exercise that has been practiced in China for centuries. Its practice involves effortless and rhythmical movement that stresses slow breathing, balanced and relaxed postures, and absolute calmness of mind. Tai Chi can make you healthier in body, mind and spirit
Jeffrey Ellis, Shihan
Master Instructor; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; Other Information: Jeff Ellis' educational expertise sets him apart from other instructors. As a black belt instructor with over thirty five years professional teaching experience, Ellis' sensitive, low-key approach is packed with positive reinforcement. In keeping with traditional martial arts instruction, Shihan Ellis' quest for physical mastery has gone hand in hand with his pursuit of intellectual excellence. His achievements are many: Internationally Certified 8th Dan Black Belt World Union of Karate-do Organizations; Certified 7th Dan Chang Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do; Certified 6th Dan Chinese Martial Arts; Certified 7th Dan Aiki Jujitsu - US Jujitsu Federation; Certified 2nd Dan Judo - US Judo Association
Mark Ackerman, Sensei
Black Belt instructor - Avon Lake Dojo; Contact: email@example.com
Daniel Vento, Sensei
Black Belt Instructor Strongsville; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Arter, Sensei
Antoinette Ellis, Sensei
Black Belt Instructor, Strongsville; Contact: email@example.com; Other Information: Antoinette Ellis began her martial arts training in 1988 and has over 22 years teaching experience. Sempai Ellis' journey to Black Belt was slower than most by the growth of her family, two beautiful daughters Alexandra and Katherine. It was her love and dedication to the martial arts helped keep her focused on the goal. In the excellent role model of her teacher, Sempai Ellis's pursuit of physical mastery and intellectual excellence is ongoing. Her achievements include: Certified 2nd Dan Black Belt; Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise - since 11/99; 200 Hours YogaFit Training - since 9/01, Certified Aerobic Kickboxing Instructor. Sensei Ellis teaches the Karate Tot classes in Strongsville on Wednesday nights
Bobby Bulter, Sensei
Black Belt; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Sweebe, Sensei
Black Belt Instructor, Strongsville; Contact: email@example.com; Other Information: Richard Sweebe, Sensei has over 15 years teaching experience. Certified 4th Dan Black Belt Certified 3rd Dan Aiki Jujitsu -- US Jujitsu Federation Certified 3rd Dan Chang Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do
Scott Long, Sensei
Black Belt Instructor - Strongsville Dojo; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mona-Lee Troy, Sensei
Black Belt Instructor, Strongsville; Contact: email@example.com
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Jeff Ellis' International Karate Centers Specializes in conducting FUN Children's Martial Arts Programs that offer amazing results with personal character development for children just like yours. Fostering Self-Discipline and Self-Control in an age appropriate manner encourages better focus and concentration, staying on task, and how youngsters view responsibility at home, at school, etc. Perfect for a child with ADD or ADHD.