(joined on 1-19-00)
Tae Kwon Do - 1st Degree Black Belt
Practitioner / Springfield, MO
United States Tae kwon do Union (USTU)
& World Tae kwon do Federation (WTF)
started when I was 12 years old.
"I found Jesus as my Savior
when I was a very young child. However, a lot of things changed once
I became a teenager. My focus was not Christ anymore. My focus
was turned to sucking the pleasure out of life, no matter what came in
my path or whether it was moral or not. I found myself to be feeding
my immoral ways, any way that I could. My immoral ways for fun for
a season, until I started to think about the eternal ramifications for
my actions. Everything that I had learned as a child started coming
back to me, and haunting me like a manifested nightmare. I looked
up to the heavens and the thoughts that filled my mind were about all the
love that Jesus had for me, mixed with the fear of the wages of my sin.
I decided to rededicate my life to Jesus, and to look for Him and His healing
touch that he had for my broken life. I pushed away from the friends
that brought me down, and looked to the local church for help. I
am now glad to say that I am completely different from what I was when
I was a teenager. I now attend two Bible institutes, and hope to
bring Christian martial arts ministry into an interplaying spectrum with
Christian drama ministry, using a variety of methods to reach a people
we call the lost."
E. Lane, II
(joined on 10-19-99)
IKCA Chinese Kenpo, Orange Belt
/ Springfield, MO
started when I was 7 yrs old off and on
"I've been a Christian
for over 25 years (I'm only 29!)"
(joined on 9-4-99)
Shorin Ryu Karate Do, 2nd Degree Black
Aite Imasu Do, 1st Degree Black (Dr. Michael Barnes)
Shun Lum Chuan
Kung Fu, Black sash with gold trim
Instructor / (Home dojo) Joplin Karate Association, Joplin, MO
Master Kal Rooks,
7th degree Shorin Ryu
Impact Karate Studio, Rogersville, MO
Christian Black Belt Association, Grayling,
Began in martial arts 1985. Began in Shorin Ryu in 1991.
Titles: 1997 #9 in world demo team, Arnold
Classic World Demo Team Competition, 1998 Swat Weapons Champion, 1997 SWAT
1998 SWAT #5 Rated
Fighting, 1997 SWAT #5 Rated Fighting,
1991 PKL #4 Weapons
Region 5, 1987 OKA Top Ten Kata
"I came to know Jesus
as personal savior at age of 8 and surrendered to ministry at age 18. I
have been a staff youth pastor for 9 years. Travel nationally with the
Impact Karate Team ministering to schools, churches, and camps."
(joined on 6-4-00)
1st Dan, Kenpo Karate
Secondary Style: Tae
Instructor / Murphree's Kenpo Karate - "Kickin 4 Christ"
International Karate Connection Association
began my training in the martial arts at the age of 10, in August 1992.
"I have grown up in a
good Christian home and had the advantage of two loving
parents who supported
me in my desire to want to learn Karate. For years I
have felt that I needed
to use my talents to help the Mission (spreading the Good News).
I found that being able to share my faith through martial arts has helped
me greatly spiritually. I am now 18 years old and am currently a
Certified Instructor of the I.K.C.A. and hold private lessons with
a strong Christian influence. I am working on starting a Youth Outreach
Program at my local church in the near future."
(joined on 9-28-99)
Lung-Fu-Do Karate - 2nd degree brown
Ryukyu Kempo, Pai-Lum Kung-fu.
Practitioner / Excelsior Springs, Missouri
began in 1972
L. Taylor Sr.
(joined on 10-4-99)
I am a ShoDan in Budoshin Jujitsu - of the American Jujitsu Association.
My Instructor was Dr. William Fromm - co-founder of the AJA with George
Instructor / Just recently re-started teaching - using a local church facility
and I have not come up with a school name yet.
Location: " Word
of Faith " Church Dittmer, Ridge Rd., Dittmer, MO
I started training in 1982 in Kempo Karate - however my interest always
was in the grappling arts. In 1983 I started training in Jujitsu earning
my blackbelt in 1986. I also studied Aikido in the that time period
( the instructor was trained in the New York style Aikikai.(traditional
Aikido) I also attended
taught by Dave Lowery _-(noted swordsman). I additionally have had
instructions in Okinawa - te (karate) and in the tonfa,
and hanbo (short-staff). I am a 17 year veteran police officer, I have
received several commendations and awards while in the police service.
here to see David L. Taylor, Sr's personal testimony!
(joined on 10-1-99)
2nd degree blackbelt (Tai kwon Do)
Jeet Kun Do
Instructor / Aurora, Missouri
"I came to know the
LORD in 1971...I was 10 years old...and I was so distraught by the whole
ordeal...that I thought I wouldn't be able to live up to GOD's expectations
of my life that I became physically sick...I have NEVER forgotten that...I
STILL to this day have such a FEAR of GOD n a conviction that i know I
WILL till the day I go to be with him in heaven!! The one thing i want
to see most in this life...or do that is...is I want to be the ONE to lead
my 2 sons...Colby (5 years old) n Colin(pronounced Collin)(1 year old)
to the LORD...that would be THE MOST gratifying day of my life...so pray
for me that I get that opportunity...for only GOD knows what is in store
for their young lives ahead of them...also...if anyone needs praying for...feel
free to contact me at...firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk with GOD :)"
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