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2018 Holiday Schedule 

We will be closed the following dates for the 2018 Holiday Season

Wednesday November 21, 2018

Thursday November 22, 2018

Monday December 24, 2018

Tuesday December 25, 2018

Monday December 31, 2018

Tuesday January 1, 2018

Promotion November 17, 2018 

We will be testing our students for their next ranks on Saturday November 17, 2018 at 10:00 am. All are welcome to come and observe. This is a big day for the students. Please come and show your support.

2018 Fall Apparel Order 

We will be placing our fall apparel order for AOK within the next few weeks. There are t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweat pants and beanie caps. Please contact the office at 330-848-3500 for ordering information.

AOK Family Night Out 

This Saturday October 27, 2018 we will going to EJ Thomas Hall in Akron for a performance by the Wu Lin Han Yun Chinese Folk Music and Martial Arts Troupe at 7pm. This is a free event and open to all. We will meet at the box office to get our tickets at 6:15pm. Please come and join us for a fun evening. This is a great way to have the students be social with their fellow students out side of the school. 

Black Belts 

Thank you to all the black belts that came to promotion on August 18, 2018. It was great to have you in attendance and we hope to see you all soon. Congratulations to the newest black belt at The Art of Karate, Miss Kendal Conley. She has done a phenomenal job and we are grateful to have her here.

Promotion August 18, 2018 

Saturday, August 18, 2018 marked the 532 promotion for The Art of Karate and all students did very well. If they struggled with something, they stopped, took a breath and came back stronger and conquered what gave them a problem. We are so proud of each and every one of them.

Mr. Paul Brailer 

This year and a half has been very hard on The Art of Karate. With the death of our founder and Grand Master James Dean Rudibaugh, not a year later Mr. Thomas Casale and now it breaks my heart to announce that Mr. Paul Brailer 2nd Degree Black Belt lost his battle with on going health issues on Wednesday September 13. In remembrance of this great man, we will be closed on Monday September 18 and Tuesday September 19 so that all  may go and pay their respects. His calling hours are from 4-8pm on Monday and the funeral is Tuesday at 11am. Both at Canfield Hickman in Barberton. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery and luncheon at Guys Party Center. 

Mr Casale  

Our hearts were broken yet again as we have lost another one of our own. Mr. Thomas Casale passed away suddenly on November 27, 2016. He has been a part of the AOK family for over 30 years. He will be greatly missed by all. 

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THE ART OF KARATE
531 W. TUSCARAWAS AVE.
BARBERTON, OHIO 44203
(330) 848-3500