Adult Programs

If you are looking for a fun, safe and family friendly place to learn self-defense, have fun and get into shape then Powers Martial Arts Academy is the place for you. We currently offer three adult martial arts programs:

    • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fitness Kickboxing
    • Isshinryu Karate

Powers Martial Arts offers the best of combinations of arts: standing, ground fighting, and fitness. You can train in the one of your liking or all three

Student Testimonial:

Ed Wagner

"I have been training at Powers Martial Arts Academy for five years now. I trained in karate in one form or another for years. My training at Powers Martial Arts Academy is the best training that I have experienced. The instructors are very well trained, down to earth, and hard working. The instructors make sure you learn the right way. I will always be grateful for all the help I received. There is no other school that I will train in ever again. I have found my home and my family for martial arts."

~Ed Wagner, US Army/Retired


If you are looking for a fun way to relieve stress and promote a healthy lifestyle all while learning self-defense we have a program for you.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most effective martial arts out there. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is based on leverage and control, not strength and speed allowing a much smaller person to defend themselves against a much larger person despite their age, size and strength.

Class emphasis is on:

    • Self-Defense
    • Take Downs
    • Positional Hierarchy
    • Submissions
    • Survival

Student Testimonial:

"As a police officer, going hands on with combative or uncooperative people is a weekly, if not daily occurrence. The Brazilian Jiu JItsu program at Powers Martial Arts Academy has had a tremendous impact on my ability to safely and effectively do my job. Coming in with no martial arts experience, Professor Ed Powers, as well as the other students, were very patient and supportive. After a year and a half of training under Professor Powers, I’ve noticed huge improvements in my confidence and overall well-being."

~Damir Police Officer

Fitness Kickboxing

Our Fitness kickboxing class is a unique blend of kickboxing and bag work. At the end of class there is yoga, Pilates, and strength type training with a self- defense lesson at the end of class.

This fun, friendly, high energy class will raise your heart level and will get you into shape.

Isshinryu Karate

Isshinryu Karate is one of the most street effective karate forms being taught today. There are no wasted motions, and no flashy techniques taught. Everything you learn has a purpose and that purpose is self-defense. Isshinryu karate is not build on strength. It is based on leverage, angles and targeting. With Isshinryu Karate a smaller person can defend themselves against a much larger person.

Class emphasis is on:

    • Self-Defense
    • Take Downs
    • Forms
    • Sparring (Fighting)
    • Weapons

Student Testimonial:

"Powers Martial Arts Academy is a wonderful school that our family has attended for over six years. When we moved to Ohio we looked at multiple schools and chose Powers Martial Arts Academy, even though we drive over 30 miles in each direction to train there. The atmosphere is one in which the student is challenged to do his/her best. I have watched Melissa and Ed teach the fundamentals to a four year old and then hone my child’s competitive skills so that she won grand champion at the last Isshinryu Karate Hall of Fame Tournament. My son, now in college has also competed in multiple tournaments and done very well. Both of my children have been complimented for both their skills and sportsmanship wherever they compete. Martial Arts have given both of them confidence, respect, and discipline to do well in school and in social situations. I feel that my 16 year old daughter has the skills and knowledge to keep her safe when she is out with her friends. Both my children love attending both karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and I feel that they have developed life-long skills. I greatly respect Melissa and Ed’s teaching and the relationships they have made through this wonderful school."

~Sayyapour Family

Training Benefits

    • Stress Relief:

Stress and anxiety take a toll on most Americans these days. Training in martial arts helps relieve stress and makes you happier. A happier person is a healthier person.

    • Healthy Lifestyle:

Martial Arts is a lifestyle that makes students stick with their training. It is not easy to quit training martial arts like it is a gym because of the lasting Friendships you will make. You end up with greater mobility, flexibility, emotional health, and a sense of wellbeing. Once you stick to our programs you will adapt a healthier lifestyle giving you more energy.

    • Great Family Activity:

The family that trains together, stays together. Training with your family is the best way to motivate yourself. Your family makes the best partners and when the whole family trains you are less likely to quit. What better way to train than with the entire family. Ask about our special family classes.

Call Or Register Online Today

So, what are you waiting for?

Call us today or register online to see how training at Powers Martial Arts Academy can impact your and your family's life today.

We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Sensei Ed and Melissa Powers.....Sincerely,

.....Ed and Melissa Powers
.....Head Instructors,
.....Powers Martial Arts Academy

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