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34425 Lorain Rd #3, North Ridgeville , 44039

About Powers Martial Arts Academy in North Ridgeville ,

Powers Martial Arts Academy

Welcome to Powers Martial Arts Academy! If you’re looking for the best confidence-building martial arts and fitness center in North Ridgeville… look no further! 

We are a family-oriented academy that specializes in Isshinryu Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Fitness Kickboxing. We encourage our students to have high standards for themselves as a martial artist and as an individual.

We also encourage families to get fit together because we believe that spending quality time together, learning, growing and having fun builds a strong and lasting family bond.

Powers Martial Arts academy is dedicated to bringing you authentic, high energy training classes that are focused on self-defense, building confidence, reducing stress, having a healthy lifestyle and socialization for your entire family.

We don’t believe that kids are “entitled” to a black belt; they must earn it with a lot of practice, determination and goal-setting… all while having lots of FUN! Optimal fitness for both kids and adults is also a huge part of our programs, which include a nice mix of both traditional and modern martial arts concepts.

With every awesome kick and powerful punch your child does, you’ll find that our Kid’s program is one of the best ways for them to develop CONFIDENCE, discipline, FOCUS and respect. All those valuable life skills give them the modern-day advantage of dreaming big, reaching for the stars and making their dreams come true.

Within every child is a champion that wants to emerge. Training with us provides an excellent way for that to happen, especially if your child is introverted, shy or doesn’t really like organized sports. 

There are COUNTLESS benefits of martial arts training for both kids and adults including…

  • Tremendous focus, confidence and feeling empowered
  • A strong, fit body; improved flexibility, balance and coordination
  • A strong, clear, disciplined mind with less stress and anxiety
  • Being part of a positive group of like-minded fitness friends

Practicing martial arts is truly life-changing for your whole body, mind and spirit. And the beauty of it is that it’s Super-Affordable.

We’ve got an INSANELY-LOW Web Special going on right now that will Blow. You. Away.! It’s for a Limited Time Only and classes fill up Fast, so reserve your spot Today!

Our classes will prepare your child to be bully-proof, so they won’t have to worry about being picked on in school… or anywhere. They’ll become more aware of themselves, their surrounding and other people and know how to spot a potentially harmful situation, so they can walk away before things get bad. They’ll also have the courage, confidence and know-how to defend themselves, if necessary.  

Our expert instructors will help you reach YOUR goals. They have years of knowledge and experience under their belt and focus on every student’s goals. They will always motivate and support you in a POSITIVE, encouraging way. In fact, you’ll see lots of high fives every time you accomplish something big… or small. 

We’d love for you to join our growing family of martial artists. You’ll experience the best prices, the most amazing instructors, and have the most fun you’ve ever had learning and getting fit! See you soon!

Meet the Instructors

Master Ed Powers is a 7th Degree Black Belt (Karate)/Black Belt Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

Ed began his training in Isshinryu Karate in 1988 under Master Gary Yano and Grand Master Jim LaRocco. 

In 2002, Ed became a direct student of Grand Master LaRocco, who promoted Ed to 7th Degree black belt in March of 2014. Ed is currently representing the Okinawa Isshinryu Karate and Kobudo Association and is a direct student of the Grand Master Chris Chase, who is the president of the association. 

Ed started training Jiu Jitsu in 2004. In 2006, he met Tony Rinaldi who was a representative of the Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu Jitsu Association. Ed became a student of Tony Rinaldi and Master Pedro Sauer, who awarded Ed his black belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu on September 11, 2015.

Ed is a certified Ohio Police Self Defense instructor and teaches Law Enforcement. In 2010, Ed assisted his wife Melissa in developing a Therapeutic Martial Arts program to help autistic and special needs students. 

Master Melissa Powers is 6th Degree Black Belt (karate)/Blue Belt Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

Melissa began her training in Isshinryu Karate in 1990 under Master Gary Yano and Grand Master Jim LaRocco.

In 2002, Melissa became a direct student of Grand Master LaRocco, who promoted her to 6th Degree black belt in March of 2010. Melissa is currently representing the Okinawa Isshinryu Karate and Kobudo Association and is a direct student of the Grand Master Chris Chase, who is the president of the association. 

Melissa started her training in Jiu Jitsu in 2004 so her husband Ed would have a training partner. She earned her blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and assists in teaching the Junior Jiu Jitsu classes. 

Melissa developed the Lil’ Dragons program at Powers Martial Arts Academy and, in 2010, with the assistance of her husband Ed, she developed a Therapeutic Martial Arts program to help autistic and special needs students.

How to Get Started

Come join our North Ridgeville , Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Adult Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Kickboxing. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (440) 327-3688 if you have any further questions. Powers Martial Arts Academy hopes to speak with you soon!

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