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. Again, in 2017, Mayor John Cranley proclaimed September 2nd as “Seven Star Dragons Day.” In that same year, Master Davis and the Seven Star Dragons competition team won 4th in Top Competitive Schools out of 70 competing schools. 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, Frost Brown Todd Attorneys, Cincinnati City Council, the NFL, and Rockwell Automation. 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 – 38+ years (1985)
- Dater Montessori – 24+ years (1999)
- Sands Montessori – 24+ years (1999)
- Hyde Park School – 9+ years (2014)
“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