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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Cleveland Martial Arts Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Asian Sun Martial Arts

Asian Sun Martial Arts is a martial arts school that is based in Aurora, Ohio. The school also has locations in Aurora-Bainbridge, Beachwood, Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Green, Hudson, Montrose, Tallmadge, Wadsworth, and Stow, Ohio. They teach Taekwondo, kids karate, Kung Fu, Muay Thai, kickboxing, and self-defense, among others. They accommodate people of all ages and experience levels.

Avon Lake ATA Martial Arts

Avon Lake ATA Martial Arts is a martial arts school that is located in Avon Lake, Ohio. Established in 2012, the school offers an adults program, children’s program, and a just for kids program. Their other featured programs include ATA Tigers for ages 4-6 years, karate for kids ages 7-12 years, adult martial arts for ages 18+, and birthday parties for ages 5-12 years. The school also provides a free trial class for prospective students.

Avon Lake, OH 44012


Cleveland Kendo

Cleveland Kendo is a Japanese Kendo martial arts school in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and has been serving their community since 1986. Cleveland Kendo specializes in Aikido as well and aims to assist their students in obtaining Kendo training with minimal financial impact. Cleveland Kendo is a proud member of The Greater North Eastern U.S. Kendo Federation.

Cleveland Heights, OH 44118


Cleveland Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

Cleveland Shaolin Kung Fu Academy is a Chinese martial arts school located in Cleveland, Ohio. Established in 2012, some of the classes they offer include adult Shaolin, children's Shaolin, kickboxing, meditation, private lessons, and many other classes. Cleveland Shaolin Kung Fu Academy is among the Cleveland Hotlist.

Cleveland, OH 44109


Fuzion Martial Arts Center

Fuzion Martial Arts Center is a martial arts school that serves the people of Cleveland, Ohio and its surrounding areas. Some of their martial arts classes include youth and adult jujitsu for all ranks, an adult advanced class, an adult all rank class, and more. Their staff believes in teaching martial arts, as well as helping to develop a quick mind and strong spirit.

Lakewood, OH 44107


Golden Pyramid Martial Arts Center

Golden Pyramid Martial Arts Center serves the people of Maple Heights, Ohio and its surrounding areas. Some of their programs include Tai Chi, Chanbara Weapons Instruction, and children's programs, among many others. The center also offers instruction in Iaido, Kobudo, Chanbara, and kickboxing. They are associated with and certified by the USA Karate Federation and the Eastern USA International Martial Arts Association.

Maple Heights, OH 44137


GriffonRawl MMA Academy

GriffonRawl MMA Academy is a martial arts school that is located in Mentor, Ohio. Their Intimidation Clothing and apparel division is a fast growing, high quality, premium lifestyle and urban apparel brand. Some of the programs they offer include Mixed Martial Arts Brazilian, Jiu-Jitsu USA, boxing, Muay Thai, junior classes, MMA Combat Conditioning, and more.

Hillcrest Academy of Martial Arts ·

Hillcrest Academy of Martial Arts is a Cleveland, Ohio-based martial arts school that feature Goshin and Combat Jujitsu. Their classes accommodate both children and adults and they offer a free first trial class, along with military and police discounts. The school is a member of the All Japan Jujitsu International Federation and Goshin Dai Ryu Federation.

Cleveland, OH 44121


Lake Shore Aikido

Lake Shore Aikido is a martial arts school that is located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Their martial arts instructor O’Donnell Sensei started studying Aikido in 1989 under the instructor George Ledyard Sensei, 7th Dan Aikido. The school offers the Aikido practice and Kendo practice and is associated with the Aikido Federation and Kendo Federation. Lake Shore Aikido also provides assistance to their students in applying for memberships with the Aikido Federation and Kendo Federation.

Cleveland Heights, OH 44118


North Royalton Martial Arts

North Royalton Martial Arts in North Royalton, Ohio was established in 2001 and provides programs for children, teens, and adults. Some of their featured programs include Little Ninja Turtles for children ages 3-6 years old, Karate Kids for 7-12 years, and teen and adult martial arts for ages 13 and up. They also cater birthday parties and offers a trial class for prospective students.

North Royalton, OH 44133


Okinawa Karate of Twinsburg

Okinawa Karate of Twinsburg is a karate school that is located in Twinsburg, Ohio. This karate school is the residence of Okinawa Shorinryu Karatedo / Ryukyu Kobujutsu- Seijitsu Shin Do Kan Dojo. The school provides martial arts classes for children and adults of all ages. They strive to help build, develop, foster and cultivate integrity, honesty, perseverance, self-control, self-awareness, self-discipline, indomitable spirit, and courage in their students.

Twinsburg, OH 44087


Powers Martial Arts Academy

Powers Martial Arts Academy is a martial arts school in North Ridgeville, Ohio that specializes in Isshinryu karate, Gracie jiu-jitsu, and innovative Cardio Fit Kickboxing. The benefits from training with this martial arts school include fitness, increased self-confidence, focus, socialization, and pure enjoyment. The school offers a free initial class for prospective students and is a proud member of the Okinawa Isshin Ryu Karate Kobu-Do Association and the Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Association.

North Ridgeville, OH 44039


Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a martial arts school that is located in Willoughby, Ohio. The academy has been family owned and operated since 2006 and they offer adult jiu-jitsu, kids and youth self-defense and bully resistance classes, and women’s self-defense classes. They give a free 10-day trial and provides the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu pedagogy, the most effective self-defense instruction.

Willoughby, OH 44094


Rio Pro Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Rio Pro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial arts school. with convenient locations in Westlake, Beachwood, and Rocky River, Ohio. Originally established in 2009, the school provides many diverse classes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, No Gi Grappling, Judo, Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts. The school proudly offers 30 days of free training for any prospective students.

Beachwood, OH 44122


Shao-lin Center for Martial Arts

Shao-lin Center for Martial Arts in Westlake, Ohio was established in March of 1996. The center offers class instruction in meditation, Qi-Gong, Tai Chi Chuan, Shao-lin Kung-fu for children and adults, along with women’s self- defense seminars. Their martial arts school founder and instructor Si-Gung Frank Versagi was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2013.

Westlake, OH 44145


Strong Style Mixed Martial Arts and Training Center

Strong Style Mixed Martial Arts and Training Center of Independence, Ohio offers many classes that include boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, conditioning, adult mixed martial arts, and a fight team. They also offer their training center, and youth mixed martial arts. The school strives to accommodate people of all ages and fitness levels and their trainers are professional and compassionate.

Independence, OH 44131


Tracy’s Karate Studio

Tracy’s Karate Studio is a martial arts school based in Parma Heights, Ohio with other locations in Brunswick, Medina, Tiffin, and Lakewood, Ohio. The studio was established in 1969 and they provide private instruction that can also be supplemented by their group classes. Their self-defense instruction incorporates the fusion of Hung-Ga style of southern China and the Kosha-Ryu style of Japan into the present Kenpo style martial art. The satisfaction of their clients is their top priority.

Brunswick, OH 44212


Twinsburg Karate Institute

Twinsburg Karate Institute is a Twinsburg, Ohio-based martial arts academy that offers karate classes for all ages including Little Warriors for ages 4 – 6, Junior Warriors for ages 7 – 12, Teens and Adults for ages 13 and older, and Women's Self Defense for ages 13 and older. The school provides 4 weeks of karate classes for free plus a free uniform.

Twinsburg, OH 44087


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