Mikel Ray Fulk
(joined on 8-26-99)
Primary Style: Go-Ju-Ryu,  1st Dan Black
School: Instructor / A+ Karate
Location: Tipton, Indiana
Affiliations: United States Karate-Do Kai, Fellowship of Christian Martial Artists, Presidential Sports Award
Training: Started in 1993

"I became a Christian at an early age.  I want to use my karate as a way to reach kids and teach them about God." 

John Milligan
(joined on 7-30-00)
Primary Style: Shiho Karano Ryu Karate, 5th dan
Secondary Style: Kenpo-jitsu, tae kwon do, kobudo
School: Instructor / New Life Tae Kwon Do
Location: 6607 Pinemeadows Ln.,Fort Wayne,IN. 46835
Affiliations: The Christian Black Belt Association, The Shiho Karano Kai International, The Mid-west TKD Assc.
Training: Started in 1974
"I accepted Christ as my personal savior in 1974 when at 16 years old I was attending a church's TKD club. The martial arts ministry have played a large part of my spiritual growth since, as it has provided mentors and opportunity to serve in many capacities over the years."

 Philip Anthony Payne
(joined on 10-16-99)
Primary Style: I am certified to teach both Okinawan Kempo-Shodan  and Jujitsu-Nidan.
Secondary Style: Isshin-ryu, Hapkido and Kali
School: Instructor / White Tiger school of the Warrior Tradition
Location: 23-A Main Street, Chrisney, Indiana
Affiliations: Fellowship of Independent Warriors
Training: I began my training sometime in 1988

"I feel that I have been called to minister,  to children and teenagers.  I used to think that my martial arts skills were by chance. It took nearly loosing everything (including my life) to realize that I am nothing without God in my life. I now use my martial arts skills to teach young people the proper way to live. I try to help them see that the way I used to live is wrong.

I run a school and several study groups throughout the community. One of the study groups is a branch of the local Methodist Youth Group. We call it the Youth Karate Ministry. Another functions as an experimental, county level 4-H club.
Earlier this year I founded the Fellowship of Independent Warriors. The first instructor to join it did so because I was willing to sanction his use of the martial arts to give young people Christ's message. We are of different faiths but we work together in fellowship.

It seems as though God keeps placing me in the right place at the right time to do his work through my martial arts skills. The Bible does say after all that we are each given talents which should be used to exalt him. I think what you are doing and what we are doing here go hand in hand. I would be honored to be a member of your group."

Johnny R. Russell
(joined on 11-1-99)
Primary Style: Okinawan Shuri Ryu Karate - Shihan, Rokudan; 6th degree.  I am a personal student of Grandmaster John Pachivas, 10th degree
Secondary Styles: Roku Dan Sixth Degree Black Belts in the following styles:
Okinawan Shuri Ryu, Pachivas Pankration, Tuite Grappling
Fourth Degree Black Belts in the following styles:
Bugei-Ninjitsu, Traditional Jiu Jitsu, Kodokan Judo, Okinawan Kobudo - Renshi
Third Degree Black Belt in the following style:
Nippon Shorinji Kempo.
Second Degree Black Belt in the following style:
School: Instructor / Christian Martial Arts Fellowship
Location: Three Indianapolis, Indiana
Affiliations: United States Karate Association (USKA)
Gospel Martial Arts Union (GMAU)
International Shuri Ryu Association (ISA)
Training: started in 1974

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