Specializing In Youth Empowerment!


Better In School, Life, & Community

Seven Star Dragon classes work! Our community-based program offers classes for beginners, advancing youth, and adults. Students progress through various belt colors in Okinawan Shuri-Ryu. Classes at the Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s (CRC) North Avondale Recreation Center are open to youth and adults in the tri-state area. Classes can be customized to fit your personal needs. Visit the School Dojo pages to see participating after school enrichment programs. Contact us to start one of our programs at your community site.


Programs offered are:

  • Age Appropriate Safety Skills
  • Chanbara Sword Training
  • Open Hand Forms
  • Fitness Training
  • Sparring Skills
  • Weapons Forms
  • Competition Team Activities
  • Self-Defense
  • Fun Activities
  • Leadership Programs
  • Therapeutic Martial Arts


Our mission is to teach the art of self-defense in a safe, supportive, and friendly environment. Our school programs for youth are fun and engaging where kids learn much more than self-defense. They are taught the importance of:
  • Education
  • Respect & courtesy
  • Self-control
  • Concentration
  • How to work & train with others
  • How to have a great time during the process!


Part of the success of our Seven Star Dragons Karate program is because people just like you have shared their positive experiences with others.

Master Terrell Davis


Master Terrell Davis is a 6th Degree Black Belt and the director of Seven Star Dragons Karate. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and a retired Adult Probation/Parole Officer. After obtaining her black belt in 1985, she began teaching Karate, Fitness, and Character Programs. For over thirty years she has trained students in Greater Cincinnati recreation centers, churches, YWCA & YMCA locations, and schools.

Her classes are filled with life skills, fitness training, fun activities, mentorship, character, and delivered with praise and patience to achieve program goals. With a focus on the connection of mind, spirit, and body, great champions have evolved from these programs. Thousands of awards have been earned while competing in the AAU Nation Karate Program, Professional Karate Commission, United States Karate Association, Pro-Am, RSKC, and other martial arts circuits over the decades.

She has been featured by the Channel 5 news team, Cincinnati Enquirer, Applause Magazine, and channel 64 for her program accomplishments and her team received a proclamation to the city by Mayer Roxanne Qualls. 90% of all youth that have obtained their black belts through her community based programs are in college, medical school, PhD programs, or have a college degree. Five presently have successful careers at Google, Cincinnati Law Firm, the NFL, and Microsoft. This is proof that building a foundation in our youth programs can empower and train them to become successful in life which helps to foster productive adults that make positive contributions to society.

Hundreds of students have been served! At the time of this writing this includes the following:

  • Cincinnati Recreation Commission – 31+ years
  • Dater Montessori – 17+ years
  • Sands Montessori – 17+ years
  • Hyde Park School – 4+ years

“I feel that all kids, no matter what their culture or economic status may be, need to develop a foundation that is rooted in core values, life skills, and appropriate mentorship. This will lead them into becoming responsible, disciplined, respectful, and productive adults that can serve and contribute to their community in a positive way.” – Terrell Davis


Lucy May, WCPO, interviews Master Davis.

Master Davis receives Proclamation from Mayor Cranley & the City of Cincinnati declaring Sept. 2, 2017, to be Seven Star Dragons Day!


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

P.O. Box 37512, Cincinnati, OH 45222
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