(joined on 8-26-99)
Go-Ju-Ryu, 1st Dan Black
Instructor / A+ Karate
United States Karate-Do Kai, Fellowship of
Christian Martial Artists, Presidential Sports Award
"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."
(joined on 7-30-00)
Shiho Karano Ryu Karate, 5th dan
Kenpo-jitsu, tae kwon do, kobudo
/ New Life Tae Kwon Do
Pinemeadows Ln.,Fort Wayne,IN. 46835
The Christian Black Belt Association,
The Shiho Karano Kai International, The Mid-west TKD Assc.
"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."
(joined on 10-16-99)
I am certified to teach both Okinawan Kempo-Shodan and Jujitsu-Nidan.
Isshin-ryu, Hapkido and Kali
Instructor / White Tiger school of the Warrior Tradition
Main Street, Chrisney, Indiana
Fellowship of Independent Warriors
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
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."
(joined on 11-1-99)
Okinawan Shuri Ryu Karate - Shihan, Rokudan; 6th degree. I am a personal
student of Grandmaster John Pachivas, 10th degree
Roku Dan Sixth Degree Black Belts in the following styles:
Ryu, Pachivas Pankration, Tuite Grappling
Black Belts in the following styles:
Traditional Jiu Jitsu, Kodokan Judo, Okinawan Kobudo - Renshi
Third Degree Black
Belt in the following style:
Black Belt in the following style:
Instructor / Christian Martial Arts Fellowship
United States Karate Association (USKA)
Arts Union (GMAU)
Shuri Ryu Association (ISA)
started in 1974
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