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Build Confidence and Self Esteem

Self-confident people are ready to rise to new challenges, seize opportunities, deal with difficult situations, and take responsibility if and when things go wrong.  Self-esteem refers to how you feel about yourself overall; how much esteem, positive regard or self-love you have. Self-esteem develops from experiences and situations that have shaped how you view yourself today. We help you build both of these powerful attributes.

Get in shape

Builds stamina
Teaches you how to breathe properly
Improves flexibility and core muscles
Promotes calmness
Is an excellent stress reducer
Can lower blood pressure
It conditions the heart and lungs
It promotes better health
Usually reduces weight
Increases focus and concentration
Increases agility
Relieves stress

Learn Self Defense

We have incorporated advanced self defense, utilizing pressure point strikes, martial arts training and techniques. We teach some basic ground defense and some basic judo and jujitsu techniques as well as kata or form interpretation.

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Feeling Of Accomplishment

Studying martial arts and self defense can be tough but very rewarding. As you advance you work thru obstacles and learn to persevere which give you the feeling of accomplishment.

Professional Instruction

We provide highly trained instruction for the student wanting to learn.  We provide you with hundreds of tools for your self defense toolbox.

Safe Environment

At Ironbear Martial Arts we provide a safe atmosphere where you can learn without fearing someone will make fun of anyone.

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What our students say

Iron Bear had meaningful impact on the quality of my life. I have the confidence to protect myself and my family now In an safe environment of respect, no matter the experience, I (and all others) were treated with respect. (more…)

Benji M

At Iron Bear Martial Arts you’ll find every instructor is dedicated to the success of each student and as a student you will learn discipline, self respect, respect for others, and that you are truly capable of accomplishing any goal you set for yourself.

Luke W

Iron Bear Martial Arts has changed my life for the better. From self-discipline, self-confidence, and physical fitness. I am forever thankful for the impact it has had on me and my family.

Don P

Saint Marys native Ben Tuttle was a student of Iron Bear Martial Arts from his early grade school years to early junior high. He graduated from Memorial High School in 2015 and now attends Bowling Green State University (more…)

Ben T

We really enjoy Tae Kwon Do instruction with Mr. Weaver and Mr. Etgen. The instruction they provide enhances us physically and mentally. Physically we attain an improved ability to defend ourselves with our fists and our feet. This is achieved from learning (more…)

Troy S

I’d like to say that I am very glad that I had the experience of participating in your classes. What started out as just observing my son learning martial arts in your class, progressed to me (at 43 years old!) joining the class and achieving orange belt! (more…)

Michelle K

The training and fundamentals are very inspiring. It took me a long time to move up because the teachers here WANT to produce functional martial artists and disciplined individuals.I have been a part of this family for about 8+ years now and I have taken these fundamentals of discipline and respect (more…)

Nicholas T

About us

Grandmaster Larry Delaney operated a Taekwondo / Karate school in Fort Recovery, Ohio where David Weaver trained. In 2004, Grandmaster Delaney sold that school to Mr. Todd McAbee. Grandmaster Delaney then opened a new school in Celina, Ohio in the Galleria Shopping Center; Darrell Etgen was an instructor. A short time later David Weaver began helping out and teaching at this school. After a few months Grandmaster Delaney turned that school over to Darrell Etgen and David Weaver. In 2004 they formed Ironbear Martial Arts LLC and formed a completely new syllabus which combined many aspects of martial arts as Grandmaster Delaney taught, along with Taekwondo, Ryukyu Kempo, Shorin Ryu, Kiado, Kali, Pressure Point Techniques, and Jujitsu techniques. Today Ironbear Martial Arts and Ironbear Karate Jutsu have become an outstanding training curriculum from beginners to highly advanced martial artists. We have taught seminars, private lessons and classes to hundreds of area martial artists.

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I traveled to China in September of 2010 to train with Shane Lear owner of Lears Martial Arts, who organized a trip to participate in shoalin-training.  Our group of 9 was comprised of very dedicated and hard training practitioners. While at the Shoalin Temple located in beautiful Henan Province nestled below several mountain peaks we […]

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Ironbear White Belt Introduction

Iron Bear Martial Arts (revised November 07, 2017) Beginning students white belt introduction “Welcome to our class and family also known as Siku”! This White Belt Introduction blog will explain what new students should know when joining our martial arts class.  Our blog gives the policies at our school as well as what to expect at […]

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What to know about a tournament

What to know about a tournament (we do not require students to compete, this guide is only for our student that wants to compete) 1. Always show the utmost respect for all higher belts at a tournament. Always answer yes sir or yes ma’am. 2. Bow and never turn your back to any black belt […]

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