Gabriel's Shotokan Karate Academy

We are a locally owned business focused on passing on the traditional style of Shotokan Karate, as well as other variations of Martial Arts.

Operating as usual


Our student with their trophies they won at the March Madness tournament on Saturday. Congratulations to all.


We wanted to take this time to thank our student's parents for being just as dedicated as them and bringing them into class every week. Without them or their support, our students would not be where they are at today. Congratulations again to our two Nidan's and our brand new Shodan black belt!


Here's our three competitors from last Saturday. Congratulations again!


Congratulations to our students who competed at the March Madness Tournament yesterday! As always, you represent us well and we are very proud of the progress you make every year.
Evan Jones took 1st in Jr. Black Belt Kata
Ryan Wilt took 4th in Jr. Black Belt Sparring
Brandon Tabak took 2nd in Jr. Advanced Kata
Also thank you to all of our teachers who coach and mentor our students at every class. Make sure everyone keeps up the good work and continues to practice!


We would like to thank all of those who made Saturday's Black Belt test possible.
Firstly, we would like to thank all of the parents, grandparents, and other family members of the students.
They put in just as much devotion and time as any of us. Without them, we wouldn't have students to teach.
Thank you so much for bringing them to class and attending events with us. This couldn't have happened without you.
Next, we want to thank all of the instructors that have taught our students over the years.
Special thanks to President Hanshi Patrick Hickey of the USAKF, always being supportive of our dojo and our students.
Being apart of such a terrific organization is definitely a privilege we consider valuable.
Thank you to, in no particular order, Sensei Yurco, Sensei Muhammed, Sensei Waltman, Sensei Stizza, Hanshi Del Garbino, Shihan Funelli, Sensei Bachochin, Sensei Easton, Sensei Dikun and Shihan Palko. All of you have helped shape our students and mold them into true Martial Artists. All of you have your own merits and qualities that you don't get from just a single Instructor.
We truly appreciate all of the time every one of you has put in to help our students improve with every class.
Last but not least, we want to thank our Head Instructor, Hanshi Joseph Gabriel. Truly, none of this would have happened if he wasn't there. He's been with us since we were at Northeast MA, North Jackson, and he's still with us now. With so much experience under his belt (No pun intended) between being a police officer, training police forces over seas, countless years of Martial Arts, he is a 10th Dan Black Belt and he is the real deal! He has worked with all of our students individually and has taught them values not only inside of the dojo, but also things they can take outside of the dojo.
Thank you, everyone, for everything! We all look forward to the future, and continuing to do this for as long as we can.


Today we promoted our students Evan and Ryan to Shodan 1st Degree Black Belts. In addition, Brandon received his 1st stripe towards his next belt! Awesome job guys, you made all of us proud today!


Here's Ryan, Evan, and Samantha performing for their schools talent show!


Here's Evan doing his kata that he took 1st place with!


Congratulations to Anthony Tabak who got 2nd place his first time competing with Kata today!


Samantha, Evan, and Ryan are practicing hard for their schools talent show!


Hope everyone is having a good weekend! Here's a little words of wisdom.


We're looking forward to seeing everyone again tonight!


Remember, no classes tonight. Happy Holidays!


Congratulations to Ryan, Evan, and Gavin for all placing within the top 3 of their divisions at the tournament this past Saturday. You guys rock! Melissa Ann Chuck Wilt Tammy Achey Wilt Joseph Gabriel Lisa M Provenza Tabak John Tabak Jr Danielle Roseanne


The 12 Days of Christmas is tonight. Don't forget!


Congratulations to Evan for earning 1st place in Kata and 3rd Place in sparring at the national champion!


Congratulations to Brandon Nicholas for earning his purple belt tonight!


Pumpkin Carving Day 2016


Don't forget, pumpkin carving is tonight!


National Championships

Here's the page for the National Tournament coming up in November. Let us know if you're going! Saturday November 12, 2016 Start at 10 o'clock AM See Schedule for when to report Registration Event Information Event Schedule Rules Referee Course   Information on Concussions  


Congratulations to our students who tip tested yesterday evening. You guys make us proud!


Thank you Sensei Jonny Yurco for coming out yesterday evening! We always enjoy your classes. Hope you stop by again soon!


ACC Board Breaking

Here's the board breaks our students performed at ACC on August 12th. These boards were tough!


Thanks everyone that was able to make it out to the karate demo at ACC this morning. Your help is greatly appreciated! You all represent our school well. We'll have some videos of the board breaks up soon. Thanks again! Charla Sontag James Jones Danielle Roseanne Joseph Gabriel Melissa Ann Tammy Achey Wilt Chuck Wilt


Hey everyone! We are scheduling Fruit Ninja Day next Thursday, July 7th. Watermelons will cost $5 each and Pool Noodles will be $3 each. Please let us know if you are interested and how many watermelons and/or pool noodles you would like. Thanks!


Sensei Stephanie Waltman is scheduled to leave for Ireland in less than one week. Despite her injured knee, she is training very hard. Keep giving her your support and remember to wish her good luck this Thursday!


Thanks for coming out, Sensei Donald Palko! Sorry you weren't able to make it sooner, but we still enjoyed your company nevertheless.


Thanks for coming in, Sensei Sam Easton and Sensei Jonny Yurco! We all had a blast! We hope to you see you guys again soon.


Yesterday, our student Brandon Tabek performed in a talent show. Despite a slight hiccup in the middle, he did an excellent job with his kata!


Gabriel's Shotokan Karate Academy


Due to a glitch, we had to reupload the photos from Hanshi Del Garbino visit. Sorry! To quote from the original post: We had Hanshi Jim Del Garbino come in to teach our class this past Tuesday. Thank you very much again, Sensei. We hope to see you again soon!


Gabriel's Shotokan Karate Academy


So far at the North Coast Championships, everyone has done very well so far.
Vincent Sontag took 3rd in Kata
And Evan Jones has taken 1st place in both Kata and Kumite. Congratulations guys! You represent us well!


We had three of our students compete in the March Madness tournament yesterday.
Gavin Van Kirk took 2nd in Chanbara
Brandon Tabek took 1st in kata
Stephanie Waltman took 1st in kata
You all represent our school well. Congratulations!


Just a reminder, we will be carving pumpkins at 5:30 tomorrow!

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Videos (show all)

Here's Ryan, Evan, and Samantha performing for their schools talent show!
Here's Evan doing his kata that he took 1st place with!
Samantha, Evan, and Ryan are practicing hard for their schools talent show!
ACC Board Breaking
Yesterday, our student Brandon Tabek performed in a talent show. Despite a slight hiccup in the middle, he did an excell...
Hanshi Del Garbino receiving his promotion.
Sensei Stizza getting called for his certificate.
Shihan Funelli cont.





8302 Southern Boulevard
Boardman, OH

Opening Hours

Tuesday 6pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 6pm - 7:30pm
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