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Minna H.

My 6 year old daughter went there today for her first time, I was extremely excited cause I wish she could learn self defense, she was anxious and shy. Mr. Brad was more than amazing. He walked her step by step, kept encouraging her and made her feel so comfortable she didn’t want to leave. The prices are affordable. I really recommend this to all people interested in martial arts!!!

Kyle Marie reviewed Horizon ATA
5
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I can’t say enough good things about Mr Clemens and Mr Coley at Horizon ATA. My daughter started her Martial Arts Journey at Horizon ATA about 2 months ago and she has grown tremendously in those few months. Not only are the instructors amazing athletes and Masters of their craft they are also amazing educators. Their enthusiasm is contagious and they meet each athlete at their individual level, challenging those that are ready and offering more support to those that need it. They work very well with athletes of all ages, and are very accommodating to the diverse learners at Horizon ATA. We could easily find Karate classes closer to where we live, but we feel Mr Clemens, Mr Coley and Horizon ATA are worth the drive.
My daughter wanted to add to this review. She said “I love how Mr Clemens and Mr Coley teach me how to do tricks and be an awesome karate girl, just in case I need to kick someone’s butt.”

Maureen Gorman reviewed Horizon ATA
5
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My 5 year old son loves going to karate! His behavior has improved at home as well . Mr. Clemens and Mr. Coley are very patient with the kids and are great role models .

Erika Pasos reviewed Horizon ATA
5
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Ever since we started they have been so patient with my son. He has learned so much and loves the classes.
Even during these difficult times, they have managed to do virtual and private lessons.

Kathleen Shepherd reviewed Horizon ATA
5
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The instructors are wonderful. It's one of the few programs where I can trust the instructors to be respectful and supportive of my son without any accommodations or feeling like I'm privately training everyone who interacts with him. He's gaining a sense of responsibility and focus and his self esteem is improving as he works through the program.

Kimmi Tabora reviewed Horizon ATA
5
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Highly recommend. My kids (ages 7, 11) started online at the beginning of March. They are true opposites, but both agree on this activity. The instructors keep it fun and bring a lot of heart and creativity to the Zoom classes. We have health risk at home, so it's been great to have them build their skills and be a part of things at Horizon ATA. They are probably even more fun in person, but we have had a great experience with the virtual classes.

Amanda Love reviewed Horizon ATA
5
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Mr Clemens and Mr Coley are wonderful instructors both on zoom and in person! They have been able to pivot and adapt to virtual karate in such a way that our 5 year old son has continued to progress through his levels and still enjoy his classes, both online and in person. They are both passionate instructors and do a great job interacting with the kids! Batman workouts are a family fave! So fun! It’s been a really great experience for us all!

Kristen Zocchi reviewed Horizon ATA
5
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Mr. Coley and Mr. Clemens are patient, kind, enthusiastic and accomplished teachers who make every class enjoyable for their students! The routine has been wonderful for our daughter.

Elizabeth Haney reviewed Horizon ATA
5
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My 3.5 and 6.5 year old daughters have been taking lessons since mid July and have really enjoyed their lessons. Both of the instructors are really good with young children. They help the kids stay focused while also having fun! I would definitely recommend especially for young children.

Aileen Nyna Santiago reviewed Horizon ATA
5
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Amazing instructors and by far the best place for kids to learn responsibly, respect and patience!

Cheryl Loomis reviewed Horizon ATA
5
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A great business which I highly recommend. The owners are knowledgeable, polite, and highly motivated.

Brenda Zee reviewed Horizon ATA
5
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Instructors are Great with kids!

Kristy Holt reviewed Horizon ATA
5
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Great instructors who have a wonderful way of addressing the kids and working through behavioral issues. They have a way of getting the kids to buy in to the program and they create a great atmosphere for them all.

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Brad Clemens

Owner & Founder

Biography

It was winter time back in 2003, I had just turned 7 and my parents were looking to find a new activity for me.  Now, I was never the most coordinated or athletic by any means; actually, I had times where it was difficult not tripping over my own two feet.  Could it be from my height?  Sure, but the reason didn’t really matter, the reality was I needed help.

So, they found a martial arts studio in Mentor and I began my training.  Days turned to months and months to years as I kept with it training and progressing through the ranks.  Other sports came and went but this held true.  During all of my years in school, high school included, it was this and Boy Scouts that I kept going at and participating in.  Right about when I was 16, things got serious.  I had recently applied for a job as a lifeguard but during the off-season my instructor asked if I would like to assist in class and do some teaching.  The rest is history… up until that point, my martial arts training had simply been a hobby, recreation; but from that point on, I was serious.  I came to class, training multiple hours 6 days a week.  I re-learned forms, I practiced hard and even as the highly nonathletic person I am, I even mastered the splits.

A simple high school job became a passion as I went onward with the goal of owning my own school.  I learned everything I could and kept at it.  The hard work and sweat payed off and somehow this formally uncoordinated student was competing and winning titles.  I have found myself now with several World Champion appearances and twice coming just short at Second Place.  Anything is possible, even those who are not athletes, I am a living example!

Perseverance has paid off as I now own a school all of my own in Westlake, Ohio.  I have overcome failures and set backs both in tournaments having finally won that elusive World Title as well as in business.  My mindset now… to offer the BEST martial arts training in the west Cleveland area.  My goal, my goal is to share my passion with those in my community.  To stick up for the forgotten ones, the athletically challenged, the “nerds” out there.  Why?  Because I was and still am to some extent one of them.  But here is the thing, the past doesn’t define you, you choices and present do.  What other’s say and think doesn’t define you, your actions do.  And that is what I have set Horizon ATA all about.  Horizon ATA is my dream, a place where Everyone is Welcome and where everyone can come learn, have fun and become the BEST version of themselves they can be!

I cannot wait to meet you all and write the next chapter of my, our story, together!

Certifications

ATA Internationally Certified Instructor

5th Degree Black Belt in Songahm Taekwondo

ATA Internationally Certified Tournament Judge

World Champion appearances along with multiple podium placements
Multi-Time District Champion in Sparring and Combat Sparring
Multi-Time State Champion in Sparring, Combat Sparring and Weapons Forms

Former Member of Team ATA-USA Combat Sparring
World Champion Team upon Winning Songahm Cup

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Blue Belt