Celebrating 25 Years!
Not all martial art schools are alike
Our students and leaders come first with us, teaching them authentic traditional martial arts in a safe practical way that's easy to understand, by highly quaified instructors is what we do best. This is not new or some marketing buzz words, we have been serving Delaware, Ohio fulltime for over 25 years. We live here, raise our families here, this is our community and we treat everyone with respect.
Welcome to the official website of The Summit Martial Arts Academy. Summit Dojo is for Okinawa Karate, Kobudo, and Jiujitsu enthusiasts beginners to advance students who want to practice and study as the founders of the system intended. Summit students strive to pursue the martial way (Budo) it is meant to be, as opposed to the sports or recreational activity commonly found in modern commercial clubs. By facing the challenges presented by traditional Martial Arts training, students have the chance to get to know themselves better, discover their weaknesses, and then strive to overcome them through determined effort. Thus, Summit students aim to cultivate the character, strengthen the body, and develop self-defense skills to avoid or escape from potentially dangerous situations.
In the Summit Dojo, teaching is personal, for every student is a unique individual with their own experience, strengths and shortcomings. Rather than just drilling the students and giving all the answers away, the sensei helps them to discover Martial Arts by themselves, providing guidance and teaching by example. Students are expected to take responsibility for their training and are encouraged to make it part of their everyday lives, using Martial Arts as a means to achieve a well-balanced and contented life, for that is where the true value of Martial Arts lies. Summit Dojo members can do unlimited group classes, private classes, seminars and camps, opportunity to work with world reknown teachers in U.S., and even travel to Okinawa, Japan and Brazil.
Established in 1992 Summit Martial Arts Academy is one of central Ohio’s premier self-defense based martial arts academy's exclusively dedicated to the teaching authentic systems of Okinawa Karate - Kobudo- Jujitsu. We believe that these systems are some of the best in the world for self-defense, physical fitness, and a multitude of positive life style benefits. Located in Delaware, Ohio boasts a modern 6000 square foot facility with Olympic judo mats and private parking. The academy is open 6 days per week and classes are taught by international certified instructors. We pride ourselves on having a clean, safe training environment. For two decades Sensei Riedmiller has taught thousands of students from Delaware, Marion, Columbus, Powell, Lewis Center, and Central Ohio, many of which are now multi- level Black Belts, Champions, Pro-Fighters and self-defense instructors for law enforcement agency’s, military units, and Dojo’s around the nation. Sensei Riedmiller also instructs at seminars around the U.S. and at Ohio Wesleyan University.
To teach the most proven and practical martial arts in the world in a positive, friendly, high energy, family environment. We want each and every student to be able to defend themselves in a real world attack regardless of size, strength, age or athletic ability. We recognize that in a real fight there are no referees, no points, no time limits and no weight divisions. Every technique we teach has been proven to work in real world conditions, by instructors that have dealt with real world self defense first hand.
Sensei Riedmiller Head Instructor
Summit Martial Arts Academy
425 S. Sandusky St. Delaware, Ohio 43015
Worldclass organizations we are part of :
The Dai Nippon Butoku Kai
Okinawa Matsumura Seito Shorin Ryu Karate-Do ISKKF
Okinawa Hakusuru White Crane
Kendo and Kenjitsu
Shorinji Ryu JuJitsu
Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiujitsu Association
Operational & Strategic Security-International
OWU college credit classes
Character- Sincerity- Effort- Etiquette- Self-Control- Leadership