Steve Allison
(joined on 4/8/00)
Primary Style: 1st degree Black Belt
Secondary Style: Aikido
School: Asst. Instructor / Combat Karate
Location: Lowell, Arkansas
Affiliations: Joe Burress Martial Arts Association
Training: began in 1980
"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."

Frank D. Barlow
(joined on 2-11-00)
Primary Style: Shorin Jiu Te Do - Rokudan (6th Dan)
Secondary Styles: Shotokan, Shito-ryu, Isshin-ryu Karate, Rendokan Jiu Jitsu, Kyokushinkai, Moo Duk Kwan, Bando, Kyudo (Zen Buddist Archery) and Aikido
School: Instructor / Agape Martial Arts Dojo
Location: 109 SE Third St., Bentonville, AR,  72712
Affiliations: GMAF (Grace Martial Arts Fellowship)
Training: 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." 
Robert Campbell
(joined on 7-13-00)
Primary Style: Purple belt in Kenpo Karate.
School: Practitioner / Tiger Claw Self-Defense
Location: Springdale, Arkansas
Affiliations: IKCA
Training: Started May, 1999

James Carnathan
(joined on 5-23-00)
Primary Style: Okinawan Shorin-Ryu 3rd dan
Secondary Style: any Okinawan Orthodox
School: Instructor / Ryu Kyu Kai Karate-Do Association
Location: Mena, AR
Training: started in 1979

"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."

Jefferson Brendan Danley
(joined on 1-8-00)
Primary Style: Combat Karate - 4th Degree Green Belt
Secondary Styles: Chinese Kenpo Karate - yellow belt
School: Practitioner / Combat Karate Self-Defense
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Affiliations: Joe Burress Christian Martial Arts
Training: started in August 1999

Jeff McLaughlin
(joined 8-21-99)
Primary Style: Kenpo Karate - 1st Dan
Secondary Styles: Tae Kwon-Do & Ju Jitsu
School: Instructor / Tiger Claw Self-Defense
Location: Springdale, Arkansas
Affiliations: International Network of Christian Martial Artists-(Founder)
International Karate Connection Association
Sasaki's Kenpo Karate
Training: 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."

Shawn McLaughlin
(joined on 8-21-99)
Primary Style: Kenpo Karate - brown belt
Secondary Styles: 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.
School: Practitioner / Tiger Claw Self-Defense
Location: Springdale, Arkansas
Training: 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."

 Marc Paine
(joined on 8-27-99)
Primary Style: Yang and Wu Taijiquan. Instructor - Traditional (no belt colors).
Sheng Wu Yi
Secondary Styles: Isshinryu and Jujitsu - Green Belt
School: Instructor / Sheng Wu Yi Christian Martial Arts
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Affiliations: Aikibujitsu Shinkendo Federation
Training: Began in 1991

"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."

George Spears
(joined on 12-1-99)
Primary Style: Shorin-Ryu traditional Okinawin Karate, brown belt
School: Practitioner / Ryu Kyu Kai Karate-do Association
Location: Mena, AR
Training: When 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 webpage is:

"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." 

Dr. Rick Stanford
(joined on 8-3-00)
Primary Style: Taekwondo, 5th Degree Black Belt
Secondary Style: Jui-Jitsu, 1st Degree Black Belt
School: Instructor / I just sold my schools of 20 years in Ft. Smith, Arkansas and Poteau, Oklahoma.
Location: Now located in Little Rock, Arkansas
Affiliations: United States Taekwondo Federation, Global Taekwondo Federation, 1999 and 2000 World Karate Union Hall of Fame Inductee
Training: Started in January,1977
"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."

Jason Sullivan
(joined on 12-11-99)
Primary Style: Kenpo, purple belt
School: Practitioner / Tiger Claw Self-Defense Club
Location: Springdale Youth Center, Springdale, AR
Training: Started training in May '98.

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