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About Our School

Welcome To Jeff Ellis’ International Karate Centers of Strongsville and Avon Lake. We celebrate over 45 years Of Providing FUN Martial Arts Programs For Children Ages 4 and a half & Up, Youth, Teens, Men & Women That Are Meaningful With A Positively Transforming Experience That Changes Lives For The Better! Come See What A Difference Can Mean To Your Life!!

For over 45 years International Karate Centers has refined FUN martial arts programs that offer amazing results with personal character development for children & families just like yours. Empowering boys and girls with a strong sense of self-confidence & self-esteem that equips them to overcome shyness, stand up for themselves, not be afraid to try new things, and make good decisions as they grow older especially in the face of peer pressure, & be less likely the victim of Bullying.

Fostering self-discipline/self-control in an age appropriate manner encourages better focus & concentration, staying on task, and how youngsters view responsibility at home, at school, etc. All of this in a very patient, caring setting that reminds children like yours of the family values that you as a parent instill at home such as to be honest, kind, and considerate of others, to be respectful of our parents, family,& teachers and others.

It is with this type of philosophy that has contributed to the positive reputation that we have earned from the communities we are proud to serve.

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Jeff Ellis with Student

Instructor/Owner Jeff Ellis

Jeff Ellis has taught over 10,000 people that include children and adults of all ages in martial arts training. Beginning as a teenager Jeff’s experience spans more than 50 years with martial arts personally.

Jeff Is Locally Raised And Graduated from Baldwin –Wallace University with a major in Psychology.

Currently, a 9th degree Black Belt and a Grandmaster Instructor in Kwanmukan Martial Arts. Using martial arts as a catapult to overcome difficulties and challenges that caused him to fail repeatedly as a child, Jeff has taken the secrets he has discovered that literally transformed his life to become a successful leader, serial entrepreneur in retail, real estate, event promoter, professional motivational speaker & author.

Jeff is on a mission using the martial arts as a vehicle to help others about how they can learn to become the valuable person they want to be by believing in themselves and developing more of who they are meant to be!

Why Choose Jeff Ellis' International Karate Centers?

Fun Martial Arts Classes For Children, Families & Adults That Change Lives For The Better

Boys & Girls, Moms & Dads are invited to take part in an Awesome experience together. imagine how your son and daughter will feel when they see Mom and Dad taking part too! Gain fitness and good health while supporting your child . Your child will treasure these moments of you being engaged with them by participating in the experience. They say to themselves “This is so cool that my Mom & Dad are doing it too!”

Small Age Specific Classes That Assures Quality Personal Student Attention For An Exemplary Experience

Jeff Ellis’ International Karate Centers has an outstanding reputation for it’s character building programs for persons of all ages, but are especially known for the successes we have enjoyed working with young people. Classes are limited in size and divided into age groups and experience levels that provides an effective student-teacher interaction.

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See What Our Community Members Say About Our Programs

Renee Wilczewski

My husband and I first considered karate for our son Adam because of a recommendation make by Adam's pediatrician. The doctor recommended karate as a good activity for Adam to help maintain weight and provide good exercise. We had visited another martial arts school in the area but after attending a friend's birthday party at International Karate Centers, Adam was very interested in continuing with karate and the patient caring atmosphere was so much better at IKC so we enrolled him there. We have noticed that Adam has more self-discipline and respect for others. He enjoys earning tips on his belt and then advancing to the next belt. We knew very little about karate and have enjoyed watching Adam's progress. The program has turned out to be a great fit for Adam. Unlike seasonal sports, it keeps him active year round. Thanks to you and the staff at IKC for a great experience

Dave Ruben

We wanted to enroll our son into a program that would benefit him is discipline, respect, self-esteem and would be fun also. This program exceeded our expectations

Michael Norris

Alex has benefited in numerous ways from training at International Karate Centers. We are pleased to see Alex’s confidence grow, his behavior improve as well as his attitude. Alex is more focused [helps with homework], listens better and is overall better behaved since he started karate training at IKC. The entire experience has been extremely positive.