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Proudly serving Columbus, Whitehall, Groveport, Pickerington, Canal Winchester, Reynoldsburg, Obetz and Pataskala!

Dear Parents,

After much deliberation, meditation and prayer, we have decided to restart our KAZOKU KIDZ Program! 


After Covid hit, we terminated all youth classes in response to the community.  Now, with the complete lifting of restrictions, we have decided to move forward with these much needed classes for our young people.


We also invite you to stop by the Dojo anytime to see the facility!


The Kazoku Dojo

4660 Groves Rd.

Columbus, Ohio 43232

Conveniently located off S. Hamilton Rd near Eastland and I-70


Monthly cost is $129 with NO contract and $119 with a 6 month Obligation.  Either way, $99  will be due at sign up.  6 Month Obligation deals will include a FREE UNIFORM!  (That's a $45 value!)  Discounts may apply for siblings, children of veterans or first responders and current adult students or organizations.

We look forward to getting your kids on the mat and helping to equip them for these trying times.  If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 614.378.5530



Sensei Eric Wolford

4th Degree Black Belt (Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu)

3rd Degree Black Belt (Shorin Ryu Karate) 

Keep reading below for our philosophy on training your kids!



AGES 7*-14

Welcome to our KAZOKU KIDZ page!

(7* to 14 Year Olds)

Here at the Kazoku Dojo, we start our kids off with the basics of rolling, leaping and falling.  We also work in the kicking, the punching and evasion techniques.   We also work in conditioning as well by tapping into our non-sport Karate training.


We firmly believe in focusing on philosophy, character, integrity and what it means to be a good person.  We feel without these things, it's easy to create people who know how to fight but they have no idea when not to.  Technique without conscience is a bad combination.


We do NOT participate in tournaments due to the nature of our arts.  Most of the things taught to them have been born out of  centuries of war and conflict, both in Japan and Okinawa.

Sensei Eric requires good grades from his students as well as disciplined students at home by being respectful to parents, grandparents, siblings and friends.  It is required to be helpful and compassionate to others when feasible.   We don't do politics or social issues unless they pertain to the safety of your kids.  We are members of several Anti-Bully organizations.


Join us on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6pm - 6:45pm

*Age requirement will be based on maturity of the potential student and decided by the senior instructor.


Bullies...we don't like 'em.  They are a cancer in society that needs to be eradicated.  In this video, Sensei Eric explains 6 principles that will help bolster your child's confidence and give them the tools they need to deal with them.

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