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This Amazing Kids Martial Arts Class Won't Just Make Your Child Safer, Stronger & More Fit...

That’s because our classes aren't just about exercise and self-defense...They’re about helping your child grow stronger & more focused on the inside.

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Welcome to
Karate Institute of Mentor

To A Caring Parent

Hi, my name is Dennis Janes & Mercedes Janes.

Many people walk through the doors of my school for the first time and think that martial arts is just about punching and kicking. This may surprise you, but there is so much more to it.

Our goal at Karate Institute of Mentor is to use martial arts as a vehicle to inspire kids to be more confident and focused in their daily activities.

Below, I would like to share with you the most important benefits that children and parents get from our program. Then afterward, I will let our members do the talking and share with you exactly how our program transformed their child’s life.

The Transformation

After Just A Few Weeks Of MArtial Arts, This is What Happens...

Action-Packed Fitness and Exercise.

Action-packed games, activities, and exercises give kids a great workout from head to toe.

They get stronger, healthier and more fit within just a couple weeks. These fun exercises also help maintain a healthy weight!

The best part? The fitness is disguised as FUN! All your child will know is that they’re having a blast. But you and I know they’re also getting the exercise they need.

Self-Defense From Strangers, Bullies, and More.

Make no mistake about it! While our classes are tons of fun, we also cover the "serious" stuff too.

We teach kids about handling strangers... bullies... and more.

However, the first thing we teach is diplomacy. We give your child the tools they need to "talk it out" first. Violence is ALWAYS a last resort!

Powerful Character Development Breeds Discipline, Focus, and Respect.

For thousands of years, martial arts has been one of the best kept secrets for giving kids the skills they need for success in life.

Through inspiring stories and talks, as well as the process of learning the techniques, kids develop amazing traits, like:

Respect, discipline, focus, and goal setting.

I hope your child will never have to use their self-defense skills. But I guarantee these other skills will come in handy EVERY day for the rest of their life.

Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

While kids work hard and train hard in our classes...

They also smile and laugh a LOT, too!

After all, these are kids we’re dealing with here! Our classes are a great place for kids to socialize, make friends, get support, and have a blast.

Frequently Asked Questions

No way! In fact, martial arts makes kids calmer and more respectful than ever. Martial arts always has been about peace, and it always will be.
As a parent, I'm sure you've seen that kids can get injured doing just about anything. Martial arts is no different, however we take safety very seriously here. Yes, injuries do sometimes happen. But we do everything in our power to avoid them. We do special exercises and stretches to make your child's body limber and flexible.
Absolutely. Martial Arts teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities grow them even more.
Yes! After all, these are children we're dealing with here. And kids love their fun. We do a variety of games and activities that have kids howling with laughter, and constantly smiling. We work hard here - but we play just as hard.

Check out what Google users are saying about Karate Institute of Mentor

Rob R
- 4 months ago
Good people, and a great way to get fit. Highly recommend it for anyone regardless of you current fitness level.

Carol Soos
- 4 years ago
The last writer un-nerved me. This school is a great way to introduce Karate to everyone any age over 3yrs. My Granddaughter (12) has been going for 3 years. She was really kind of shy, slow in school work etc. Karate does what is says. Knowledge, discipline, respect, courage, etc. Just come anytime and check them out. The students are given certificates for friends to come and try a month of lessons for $000.00, and a free uniform to keep no matter their decision. They can do this because once the child tries it they keep coming. Now, Honestly not all do. It is not for everyone for what ever reason. But most of them make some really great lifelong friends and a sport that may someday save them from attacks by anyone. My other granddaughter (5) started when she was 3. I am glad they both had this opportunity. It's really not all that expensive either. Not for what they are getting back from it. I highly, very highly recommend Mentor Karate Institute!

- 3 years ago
John and I cannot say enough good things about the Karate Institute of Mentor. From the moment we started three months ago with our daughter in the Lil Dragons program, kids ages 3-4 yrs old, we have been welcomed every day by smiling faces and warm hellos. All of the Sensei’s go out of their way to say hello and give High Five’s when they pass by. But the thing that has impressed us most of all are the other students, the older kids in particular. They make sure that our daughter understands how to do the exercises, they keep an eye on her when she’s in a big group and take time to make sure she does her best at every skill. She loves working with the “Big Kids” as she calls them and even when we practice at home, she likes to pretend that she’s one of them. We have been in other situations where we felt like outsiders but at the Karate Institute of Mentor you feel like family from day one. Everyone knows your name and your child’s name and genuinely is interested in their success. We are so happy that we’ve found the Karate Institute of Mentor and would recommend them to anyone who wants to have their child grow both physically and mentally in a happy environment. Thank you to the owners Sensei Dennis and Sensei Mercedes Janes as well as all of my daughters other sensei’s, Sensei Kelly and Sensei Linda Thomas, who work so hard every day to make the Dojo what it is today. And a big thank you to the other students who have truly surpassed our expectations with their leadership abilities and we look forward to many more years with our karate family!

Gina Arroyo
- 3 years ago
Great fun and fitness for the whole family!

DeAnna Janes
- 2 years ago

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Dennis Janes & Mercedes Janes

Karate Institute of Mentor
7667 Mentor Ave Suite 102
Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 951-0463