Wednesday, March 6, 2013
ID kits, Easter bunny and and ice cream eating contest are part of the fun.
Now in its third year, a fair geared toward child safety awareness will include an anti-bullying program. On Sunday, March 10, starting at 1 p.m., the Third Annual Child Safe Community Day Fair at Avon Lake’s Troy Intermediate School will continue to bring child safety awareness issues to the community. Ellis held his first first Child Safe Community Day Fair in Strongsville in 2005. Avon /Avon Lake Rotary Club and Jeff Ellis’ International Karate Centers co-sponsor this free event which will include numerous local law enforcement and public service agencies, including the Avon Lake Police Department, Avon Lake Fire Department, a representative from American Red Cross of Lorain County and others. Agencies such as will be present to provide…
Friday, August 3, 2012
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Monday, July 23, 2012
We asked and you gave us three great choices. Now it's time to vote.
Locally, Avon and Avon Lake have quite a few choices for martial arts' studios. Is it Kim's Martial Arts? Jeff Ellis International Karate Center?Kim's Martial Arts? Or Chu To BU West Judo Jujitsu? Editor Lori E. Switaj will choose the winner based on numbers from the poll. Voting ends Aug. 17. The places you nominated are listed below. Here's a step-by-step explanation of how to vote for your favorite spot: • Step 1: First make sure you are signed in as a user of the site. If you don't have a sign-in, it's easy! Just click here. We'll then ask for an email address to guard against spammers. Then you're all set to comment on our site. • Step 2: Vote! Voting results posted in real time shall not be deemed official until Patch has reviewed …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Jeff Ellis' International Karate Centers is staging a fundraiser for Berea children's home
Jeff Ellis' International Karate Centers in Avon Lake and Strongsville will have a fundraiser this summer for Guidestone (formerly Berea Children's Home). The fundraiser includes five weeks of martial arts classes at Jeff Ellis’ International Karate Centers plus a free uniform for only $45 (a $150 value). The program is open to children ages 6 and up, teens, moms and dads. Proceeds will go to Guidestone to be used for an Art Therapy program at their residential treatment campus. If you are going on vacation, you can make up the classes on your return. You can take the classes at either the Strongsville or Avon Lake location. To enroll or for more information, call Jeff Ellis at 440-238-9390. Jeff Ellis’ International Karate Centers has …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
From the Easter Bunny to self-defense tips, this fair provided hours of fun--and tips--on how to keep kids safe.
Hundreds of children and their parents turned out for the first Avon Lake Child Safe Community Day Fair at Troy Intermediate School April 3. The free fair was hosted by 8th Dan Black Belt and Master Instructor Shihan Jeff Ellis, owner of Jeff Ellis International Karate Centers and in addition to providing demonstrations and tips on keeping children safe, including self-defense tips, and had representatives from the Avon Lake police and fire departments. Avon Lake Patch was there to photograph the festivities. Were you at the fair? Check out these photos from the event.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Self defense demonstrations highlight the need to teach kids about safety.
Hundreds of children and their parents turned out for the first Avon Lake Child Safe Community Day Fair at Troy Intermediate School on April 3. The fair, sponsored by the Avon/Avon Lake Rotary Club, was hosted by 8th Dan Black Belt and Master Instructor Shihan Jeff Ellis, owner of Jeff Ellis International Karate Centers. The day provided demonstration and tips on keeping children safe, including self-defense tips, and had representatives from the Avon Lake police and fire departments. Ellis’ students provided demonstrations of self-defense techniques during the fair. View the video to see footage of some very talented youngsters demonstrating self-defense moves.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Sunday's fair includes Easter egg hunt, ice cream eating contest and more
This Sunday, April 3, parents and their children can learn about safety and have fun while doing it. Child Safe Community Day Fair is a free and public event that will take place at Troy Intermediate School, 237 Belmar Blvd. in Avon Lake from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The community event takes place on Avon Lake’s “Child Safe Day,” as declared by Mayor Karl Zuber. The event will promote information for parents, children and all families about safety inside and outside the home. The kid-friendly afternoon will feature an Easter egg hunt, ice cream eating contest, pictures with the Easter bunny along with clowns, face painting, Easter tattoos done by Brookside High School’s Rotary Club, balloons and inflatable bouncers from Awesome Inflatables. …