The Coszacks style was founded by Grand Master Jeffery L. Moore in Cincinnati in 1971, and shortly after brought to the Zanesville area. Grand Master Moore was a Seventh Degree Black Belt who was selected as the "National Karate Instructor of the Year" in 1980.
The Coszacks School of Self-Defense has been teaching in the Zanesville area for over 45 years and has organized many Karate demonstrations consisting of board and brick breaking, defense against multiple attacks and slicing a cucumber off an individual's stomach with a sword for such organizations as the Boy Scouts of America, Bethesda Fitness Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Crooksville Pottery Festival, Cambridge Arts & Crafts Festival, Colony Square Mall plus many Schools and Churches to name a few.
We strive to teach each student certain skills that will enable him or her to defend themselves honorably. We try to promote the true spirit of Karate by developing:
Health (physical development)
Character (mental discipline)
Skill (proficiency in contest or every day life)
Respect (courtesy to others)
Humility (to be humble and not to show off)
Modern day Karate is not only a self-defense art, but is practiced as a sport, a physical and mental conditioner, and a builder of character. We strive to help each student develop their own personal self-control, confidence and peace of mind.
"I am proud to say that no one in our style has ever used another student as a punching bag"
-Master Larry Allen