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Norwalk, Ohio

The North American Martial Arts Institute (NAMAI) in Norwalk, OH opened in January 1994 and has been providing martial arts, self-defense, and fitness instruction for over 20 years. Senior instructor John Orndorff, 6th Dahn Black Belt in Taekwondo, is the founder of NAMAI. Black Belt Instructor Kim Scheel, 3rd Dahn in Taekwondo, has been training since 2003.




Sandusky, Ohio

NAMAI Sandusky opened in May of 2010 and is owned and operated by Eric and Malory Jones. Mr Jones is a 5th Dahn in Taekwondo and certified Ohio Peace Officer in the state of Ohio. Mr Jones has been studying martial arts locally and nationwide since 1992. Mrs Jones, 1st Dahn in Taekwondo, has been studying martial arts since 2010. Mr. Mead, who is a 3rd Dahn, has been training since 1998. Mr. Brunning is a 2nd Dahn and has been training since 2011.


Why Choose Us?

Are you confused about what school or what style to participate in? Trying to find a GOOD school is like searching for a needle in a hay stack. We know, because all the instructors at The North American Martial Arts Institute (NAMAI) are students as well as instructors. So we know how you feel when looking for the right school.

What type of student are you? Do you want to join a martial arts school to have a good workout or for the love of martial arts? Our programs are tailored for our students. So depending on what your objective is in one of our programs, you will be able to have the ability to understand self-defense conceptually as well as be able to apply the concepts physically.

You don’t have to be in phenomenal shape, be a “hulk” of strength, or have prior experience in martial arts to join us. NAMAI is for everyone, but if you don’t take the initiative to come in, you cannot experience the benefits many others enjoy. Let us show you the path and you can walk the trail. What separates NAMAI from the rest is that we care about what our students want.

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