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Frequently Asked Questions


How often do you expect members to train?

Members should be training EVERY day, not just while attending their weekly classes.

Who will teach my class?

Kwan Jang Nim Kenneth Bell and Sa Bom Nim Tony Bell teach all classes, except the sword class, which is taught by Master Diane Bowman.  From time to time he may designate any of the Black Belts to teach.  

Where are you located?

Our training facility is located in the heart of Finnneytown at 800 Compton Road.

What should be in my Member Binder?

All members must bring a Member Binder to every class.  Your Member Binder should contain the following: 


Welcome Packet

Forms Handout

Self-Defense  handout

Sword Handout

Terminology Sheet



How long does it take to get to the next belt?

That varies from one student to the next.  The lead instructors Kwan Jang Nim Kenneth Bell and Sa Bom Nim Tony Bell will inform you when it is time to test.  It is the school's motto that "we are always testing," therefore stay ready so you don't have to get ready.

Why should I choose Bell Martial Arts over other karate schools?

There is no other martial arts school in Cincinnati like BMA.  We operate as both a martial arts school with a faith-based community focus.  We have a rang of activity such as dames & daquiris, tutoring, bible study, and food pantry contributions and volunteering.

Will you supply me with a uniform when I join?

Yes, we provide every new student with a uniform after enrollment. New students enrolled in the Jabbers class will have to pay an additional cost.

How long has Bell Martial Arts been around?

The school has been around for more than 20 years.  Our two lead instructors have been in martial arts for over 40 years.

How young can my child be before enrolling in martial arts?

Your child can be ages 3 or older.  We have several students under 6 years old who are enrolled in our Jabbers Class.

What does it cost to join?

The cost to join varies by class type. It can be found by clicking the website tab "Memberships."

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