614-772-7427 3537 Grove City Rd Grove City, Ohio 43123

WARRIOR SPIRIT KARATE

Learn Traditional Karate and Life Skills!

Why Choose Us?

To Be The Best,
You Need To Learn From The Best!

We can help you bulid the tools needed
to face the challenges in life!

We teach Japanese / Okinawan style Shito-Ryu, Shotokan and Shindo Jinen Ryu!

Certified Instructors

We have over 55 years of experience and we provide full-time certified black belt instruction for every class as well as leadership opportunities for all of our karate students.

Modern Facilities

We have the largest training facility in the area with over 5000 sq ft of workout space.
Dressing rooms for male and female students.
Full size bathrooms.
A parent lounge for those parents that need a relaxation area during class.

Positive Learning

We know that children enjoy learning when the activity is fun. We keep them engaged and focused, challenging them with dynamic, exciting, and positively structured karate classes.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our environment is family friendly and provides fun and fitness for everyone. Our martial arts classes are designed to not only teach traditional karate but self-defense as well. Life lessons are incorporated into each and every class. You will not find a better environment in the Grove City Ohio area for learning.

We provide training that encourages personal growth and development for each individual student at his or her own pace, emphasizing both physical and mental conditioning.

We uphold standards of excellence that inspire students to see beyond their current potential and reach new levels of personal success by setting goals and achieving them, building character, and improving confidence and self-esteem.

We instill traditional martial arts values of respect, discipline, honor, loyalty, family, and courage, building leadership skills and social accountability.

We provide an environment that supports each student on their martial arts journey toward discovering and claiming their own personal power from within and teaching the discipline and self-control to take responsibility for that power.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

Sandy Franco-Ruiz

My son Mario loves going to his karate classes! We are absolutely grateful for Sensei Don and his team; not just for the karate lessons but for the life skills they teach to our son. We highly recommend Warrior Spirit Karate to all the parents out there who are looking for a place that will make a difference in their children's life.

Lisa England

My kids and I have been taking Karate at Warrior Spirit for a year this month. We absolutley love it. Sensei Don is a wonderful instructor. He cares for his students and encourages discipline and involvement with positive reinforcement. I love that self defense is a main focus. I highly recommend you come and try it out. You are never too old or young!!!

Jon Yeager

Warrior Spirit Karate Dojo is an incredible place for all ages to learn a great art of self defense and also for young people to learn patience and self control. Under the watchful eyes of Sensei Don the students learn a variety of things to help them through today’s struggles. My son has been a student for almost a full year and he loves going to classes and learning. If you are interested in checking them out please feel free to stop by and watch and ask questions after school is done, talk to the students and ask them how they feel about their Dojo.

Joel Logan

Absolutely Love Warrior Spirit Karate. Started with my Daughter at the age of 6. Sensei Don offers a Parent/Child class for kids under 8 and WOW did my daughter Love It! I enjoyed the ability to work with her and learn the basics myself. We have since moved up to the Beginner class together and we are now both students. I am very grateful to Sensei Don for his ability to teach in a manner that includes everyone regardless of their skill level or age. My hope is that my daughter continues to Love Karate and we can both earn our Black Belts together. Highly recommend! If you are looking for something Positive for your Child, this is it! They will learn Self-Defense, Confidence, Coordination, Focus, Discipline, Family Values, Respect and Teamwork while engaging in a Fitness activity.

Shawn Thomas

If you want to study and learn Karate and not just rack belts this is the Dojo for you. Sensei Don is The Man! My daughter has been taking martial arts classes since she was 6. This is by far the best school I have been to. Sensei Don is hard working, honest, down to earth and committed to teaching Karate. This is a small school that can give you the attention and time you need to really learn the art. A boutique school especially if you want to compete at the highest levels. The price is very reasonable. I highly recommend this Dojo.

YOUTH / ADULT

Ages: 8 and UP

At Warrior Spirit Karate, in order to be the best, you have to be trained by the best. Our teaching goal is to help you be the best you can possibly be. That is why our Youth and Adult Martial Arts program uses the tenets of traditional karate to help instill positive personal growth, taking your goals into account, and to help you become mentally and physically healthier. We are Grove City’s best program for building your overall fitness, learning practical self-defense, and reducing your stress and anxiety.

Black Belt
Adult Karate
Youth Karate
Ninja
Life Skills
Best karate

LITTLE NINJA

Ages: 5 to 7

The BEST Comprehensive Life Skill Program

This program is a wonderful opportunity for children ages 5-7. Enhancing your child's development in a fun and motivating environment. It focuses on improving children's basic motor and listening skills. Your child will learn how to work with others and follow directions from their instructors through positive social interaction. In addition to developing physical fitness, self-defense and safety skills, our karate program also helps your child build confidence, focus and respect for oneself and others. Studies have shown that children who study karate often show significant improvement in concentration and self-discipline, both in school and at home. More than any other sport for children, karate and its inherent values counteract the win at all cost mentality so common in sports today. It is also one of the few sports in which there are no benchwarmers: every child can fully participate at their own pace. This makes it particularly helpful for children who struggle with attention and behavior disorders. Come join us for fun and fitness!

CLASS SCHEDULE

LITTLE NINJA

AGE 5 TO 7

  • MONDAY
  • 5:30pm to 6:00pm
  • WEDNESDAY
  • 5:30pm to 6:00pm
  • 6:30pm to 7:00pm
  • THURSDAY
  • 5:30pm to 6:00pm
  • SATURDAY
  • 9:30am to 10:00am

YOUTH / ADULT KARATE

AGE 8 AND UP

  • MONDAY
  • BEGINNER 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • ADVANCED 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • THURSDAY
  • BEGINNER 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • ADVANCED 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • SATURDAY
  • BEGINNER 10:15am to 11:15am

REFIT

Linnea Goodwin

  • TUESDAY
  • 7:00pm to 8:00pm

ZUMBA

Chauntel Horaney

  • WEDNESDAY
  • 7:15pm to 8:15pm

LEADERSHIP

  • 7:45PM - 8:30PM
    First Thursday of Each Month

F.A.Q.

  • We allow you to sign up online or come in and watch a class first, then if you like, we can sign you up. There is no appointment needed to stop by. We love having visitors!

  • Please wear comfortable clothes. We have most uniform sizes in stock and we can get you fitted and ready for your next class before you know it!

  • We do not have any extra fees for classes, which means there are no up charges for additional classes and there are no belt test fees.

  • Payments are made by Cash, Check or Credit Card on a month-to-month recurring basis. If you decide to cancel, we ask that you give us a 10 day notice before your next billing date so the billing company has time to delete your future invoices.

  • There could be times when classes are cancelled for inclement weather. You are encouraged to LIKE our FACEBOOK page to receive up-to-date information. We DO NOT follow the school system of closures.

  • You can come to class as often as you like. The more classes you attend, the better you will be!

  • NO! A uniform will be provided for you for FREE when you sign up. For those 8 years and above, handpads for sparring can be purchased thru us. All males are required to wear a groin cup. All other gear is optional and may include, Head Protection, Chest Protection, Foot Protection and mouthpiece.

REGISTER FOR CLASS

SIGN UP TODAY AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!

Register For Your First Month Below or Come Into The School and Register. There Is No Appointment Needed. Our classes are continuous. We do not have sessions, quarters or semesters. You can train year round. No Contracts! No click bait price gimmicks! We offer the best instruction at a great value!

LITTLE NINJA

AGE 5 TO 7

UNLIMITED CLASSES

$59.00

  • No Contracts
  • No Belt Test Fees
  • Free Uniform
  • Life Skills Development
  • Month-To-Month Payments

YOUTH / ADULT KARATE

AGE 8 AND UP

UNLIMITED CLASSES

$90.00

  • No Contracts
  • No Belt Test Fees
  • Free Uniform
  • Life Skills Development
  • Month-To-Month Payments

INSTRUCTORS

Don Mathews, 9th Dan
Chief Instructor / Owner
  • 9th Dan UKKS
  • PHd University of Asian Martial Arts Studies
  • National Certified Instructor
  • Started martial arts in 1983
  • Teaching for more than 35 years
  • Nationally recognized by several Hall of Fame organizations
  • AKJU All-American
  • International Competitor
  • Competitor in AAU, USA-NKF, MVTA, and Ko Sutemi Seiei Kan organizations
  • Won numerous Medals and Trophies in competition
  • Taught numerous National and International seminars
  • Referee for local, regional and national events
Mary Thomas, 2nd Dan
Assistant Instructor
  • 2nd Dan Senshi Damashii Ryu
  • National Certified Instructor
  • Started martial arts in 2013
  • USA-NKF National Medalist
  • AKJU National Champion
    ----- Kata,Kumite,Kobudo
  • Competitor in USA-NKF, and Ko Sutemi Seiei Kan organizations
  • Won over 200+ Medals and Trophies in competition
Karma Bartley, 1st Dan
Assistant Instructor
  • 1st Dan Senshi Damashii Ryu
  • National Certified Instructor
  • Started martial arts in 2017
  • USA-NKF National Medalist
  • AKJU National Champion
    ----- Kata,Kumite,Kobudo
  • Competitor in MVTA, USA-NKF,
    and Ko Sutemi Seiei Kan organizations
  • Won numerous Medals and Trophies in competition
Joel Gardner, 1st Dan
Assistant Instructor
Christina Gardner, 1st Dan
Assistant Instructor
Sempai
  • Natalie Grosse
  • Melissa Marcum
  • Debra Orlando
  • Carter Dowell
  • Lizzie Gardner
Office Staff
  • Renee McKenna
  • Janet Journey
  • Amanda Elder

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