What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Specializing in families, our programs are designed to build character for kids through the most effective martial art on Earth, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. No other Academy in the area is certified to teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu; accept no substitutions. 30 day guarantee!
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
The only thing you need to do is show up. Even veteran martial artists were beginners at one time. A black belt is just a white belt who never quit!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Our mission is ""Building character, confidence, community, and security through Top Level instruction in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and other martial arts." I can't think of a better motivation. Our instruction has changed the lives of several bullied and troubled children.
What do you love most about your job?
We love to provide children with the confidence to face the world, stand up for their beliefs, and soar beyond the "limitations" they've put on themselves. Through Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, they change their lives and discover themselves. It's an honor to be a part of that process.
John and Carolyn Green had four children in a six-year span—so they know a thing or two about stress. But they also know how important it is for kids to have an outlet for their energy, and for moms and dads to have a place to recharge their own batteries. So they developed the colorful, imaginative Cafe O'Play and split it into two separate areas to balance both worlds.
This cozy coffeehouse setup invites parents to kick back for a few minutes and catch their breath. The menu features soups, salads, and sandwiches, as well as plenty of coffee-based drinks. It's separated from the play area by large windows, too, which let parents supervise everything without having to fire up their x-ray vision.
The 5,000-square-foot indoor playground includes toddler-specific areas and a massive climbing structure with tubes, slides, and obstacles for older kids. An 8'x12' interactive floor has games projected onto its white surface, and a sports court buzzes with basketball and soccer. Throughout the week, the playground also hosts events ranging from arts and crafts to visits from popular characters.
In 1880, the final fasteners and sleepers on the Valley Railway were tightened into place. It wouldn’t be long before a billowing cloud of steam announced the arrival of the first train running through the Cuyahoga Valley, a territory that had served as a passageway for foot traffic for thousands of years. Over the next century, the railway contributed to the growth of commerce between Akron and Cleveland, changing ownership multiple times, and transforming from a freight train, into a passenger train, back to a freight train, and finally into a UFO.
Now celebrating its 41st year of passenger-rail service, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad transports sightseers over the historic rails through 33,000 acres of land owned by the National Park Service. With a year-round roster of trips, including wine- and beer-tasting excursions, passengers can set forth on morning, afternoon, and evening journeys that sweep past meadowlands, pinery, and rivers and give glimpses of native wildlife, such as fox, deer, bobcat mascots, and owls.
Inside Legend Lanes, pins scatter across 24 bowling lanes that pave synthetic avenues to legendary scores and equally impressive celebratory high-fives. Leagues, tournaments, families, and friends gather weekly to participate in the pin-pulverizing action, including on Friday and Saturday evenings, when cosmic bowling morphs each frame into an intergalactic experience. Bumpers barricade gutters upon request and, perched throughout the facility, 35 flat-screen TVs flicker with off-the-lane entertainment, ensuring players don’t get stuck talking to a retired ball about its oddly shaped scuffs in between turns. After games, competitors can celebrate real victories or moral victories inside the new Legend Lounge.
Whether you're the next Picasso or are just starting out, Jack Richard Studios is Cuyahoga Falls' go-to spot for all things art.
Nobody likes looking at a blank slate, so consider hanging a little something on your wall. Pieces like mirrors are just a few suggestions from here you're sure to love.
For the homiest of homes, add some warmth with goodies like vases.
Art lovers looking to spice up their space flock to this store for a touch of beauty, charm, and one-of-a-kind artistry.
You can find parking easily in the surrounding area.
So pick up an easel or a pack of markers. Jack Richard Studios has art supplies big and small.
You won't know where you time has went enjoying movies at Chagrin Cinema in Chagrin Falls.
When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this theater has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger.
Bring the whole clan to this theater — kids and parents will love the ambience here.
A drive-in theater at Chagrin Cinema offers you a cheaper chance at great movies with your family and the opportunity to purchase or bring your own concessions.
Don't spend time searching for parking — guests are welcome to use the adjoining lot.