(joined on 4/8/00)
1st degree Black Belt
Secondary Style: Aikido
Asst. Instructor / Combat Karate
Joe Burress Martial Arts Association
"I was saved when
I was 6 years old in Elk City, Oklahoma. I have been very
blessed by Christ.
God has given me through the martial arts opportunities
to tell the secular
world about Jesus."
(joined on 2-11-00)
Shorin Jiu Te Do - Rokudan (6th Dan)
Shotokan, Shito-ryu, Isshin-ryu Karate, Rendokan Jiu Jitsu, Kyokushinkai,
Moo Duk Kwan, Bando, Kyudo (Zen Buddist Archery) and Aikido
Instructor / Agape Martial Arts Dojo
109 SE Third St., Bentonville, AR, 72712
GMAF (Grace Martial Arts Fellowship)
Began in 1957
"I became a Christian
at the age of 14. I was lucky enough to have a Christian Family,
and luckier still to have my Brother as my spiritual father. I saw Christ
through his example, the scriptures in his walk. I read the gospel according
to his testimony and influence on my life. I co-founded Judo &
Karate for Christ in 1967 with my friend Mike Crain, and have since served
in support of other Christian Martial Arts ministries."
(joined on 7-13-00)
Purple belt in Kenpo Karate.
Practitioner / Tiger Claw Self-Defense
(joined on 5-23-00)
Okinawan Shorin-Ryu 3rd dan
Secondary Style: any
Instructor / Ryu Kyu Kai Karate-Do Association
"I came to know Christ
at an early age. My karate instructor was a Christian man, even though
he was raised in Okinawa. He greatly influenced my life by example.
He has helped me to be a good teacher and follower of Christ."
(joined on 1-8-00)
Combat Karate - 4th Degree Green Belt
Chinese Kenpo Karate - yellow belt
Practitioner / Combat Karate Self-Defense
Joe Burress Christian Martial Arts
started in August 1999
Kenpo Karate - 1st Dan
Tae Kwon-Do & Ju Jitsu
Instructor / Tiger Claw Self-Defense
International Network of Christian Martial
Karate Connection Association
Began studying in 1983
"I came to know the
Lord at the very young age of 6 years old and have been involved in many
Christian music ministries. I have been married for 18 years and have 3
children. I am blessed! I was raised in a Christian home & my wife
and all 3 children are Christians."
(joined on 8-21-99)
Kenpo Karate - brown belt
I plan to start training in Wing Chun Kung-Fu & the Jun Fan arts after
I receive my black belt in Kenpo. I don't know of anyone in the area that
teaches Wushu, but I would like to persue that also.
Practitioner / Tiger Claw Self-Defense
started in 1995
"I was born and raised
in a Christian family. I was saved at a kid's crusade at the age of 6 (I
am now 14 years old). I have served the Lord faithfully ever since."
(joined on 8-27-99)
Yang and Wu Taijiquan. Instructor - Traditional (no belt colors).
Sheng Wu Yi
Isshinryu and Jujitsu - Green Belt
Instructor / Sheng Wu Yi Christian Martial Arts
Aikibujitsu Shinkendo Federation
"I am a member of the
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. I work at the University of Arkansas as
the Campus Minister, a ministry of the Fayetteville Circuit of the LCMS.
I graduated from Bible College about 9 months ago with a degree in Biblical
Studies and Pastoral Ministries.
I love Jesus Christ
more every day. I believe in salvation by grace alone, through faith alone,
in Christ alone.
I became a Christian
in 1995, and immediately felt a calling to full-time ministry. Since then,
God has blessed me beyond my wildest imagination. I am poor, but I am so
happy to be a child of God. I love to talk about theology, and I read constantly."
(joined on 12-1-99)
Shorin-Ryu traditional Okinawin Karate, brown belt
Practitioner / Ryu Kyu Kai Karate-do Association
I was 10, I took GoJu for 2 years and I am currently
involved in Shorin-Ryu
for 1 1/4 year.
Website: My instuctor's
"A social outcast most
of my life I was called by Christ at a church camp in rural SE Oklahoma
when I was about 12 (even at camp I was an outcast). None the less, Christ
chose me. I have been called to the ministry and have now been a youth
minister for about 6 years. I have been preaching since I was 16. He is
wonderful to me and I am now accepted by the only One who counts anyway.
I am searching for other students to form an alliance with and begin a
specific ministry in the arts."
(joined on 8-3-00)
Taekwondo, 5th Degree Black Belt
Jui-Jitsu, 1st Degree Black Belt
Instructor / I just sold my schools
of 20 years in Ft. Smith, Arkansas and Poteau, Oklahoma.
located in Little Rock, Arkansas
United States Taekwondo Federation,
Global Taekwondo Federation, 1999 and 2000 World Karate Union Hall of Fame
"I have walked with the Lord almost all of my
life. My father was a Missionary and Evangelist for many years. I am a
born again, baptized, Holy Spirit filled, tongue talking, devil thumping,
healing power machine for Jesus. I have currently served the Lord as a
Missionary to Mexico, France, and Belgium. Presently I am working as the
National Account Manager for ABC Financial Services, Inc.
Headquartered in Little Rock, AR. ABC is a company
that manages accounts receivables for Martial Art Schools, Fitness Centers,
Tanning Salons, and Gymnastic centers nation wide, and is currently # 1
in that industry."
(joined on 12-11-99)
Kenpo, purple belt
Practitioner / Tiger Claw Self-Defense Club
Springdale Youth Center, Springdale, AR
training in May '98.
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