Songham Taekwondo, both (1st degree) brown belts
School: Practitioners / Robinson's Taekwondo. Head instructor (Nathan Robinson) also a Christian.
Location: Fishkill, NY
Affiliations: American Taekwondo Assoc.
Training: Began 9/97
"I have known Christ
since my later teens, thanks to a dedicated Younglife counselor!
Daughter has known Christ since age 4. I am closest to a Baptist
Tae Kwon Do - 1st dan
Secondary styles: Aikido, Hapkido, Kendo, Judo
School: Practitioners / Oishi Judo Club
Location: New York City, New York
Training: Began around elementary. I did tae kwon do for about 6yrs. I'm 18 now.
"I was born a Christian......but am realizing little by little what it means to be a true Christian."
Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do - Black Belt
School: Instructor / American Taekwondo Society
Location: PO Box 7025, Newburgh, NY 12550
Affiliations: National College of Martial Arts
Training: started in 1972
"I am a born again
believer in the Savior Jesus Christ. My walk with the Lord is an ever challenging/honoring
one. I work as a DARE Officer in my local school district as well as patrol
the streets of our community. I am the only saved officer on the force.
2 years ago I invited my chief to attend the Police conference at the Word
of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, NY and Bob Vernon, the retired
LAPD Assistant Chief lead him to Christ....God is good. I
want to thank you for your club and would be honored to be a member. May God continue to richly Bless you. YBIC."
CHUNG DO KWAN TAE KWON DO - BLACK BELT
School Locations: STUDENT/INSTRUCTOR - K.A. LIPSEY'S AMERICAN TAE KWON DO SOCIETY IN NY, USA/PROVIDENCE COLLEGE IN RI
Training: Started in 1987
I CAME TO KNOW THE LORD IN AUGUST 1999 BY THE GRACE OF GOD AND THROUGH TWO LIVING, LOVING EXAMPLES OF CHRISTIANS: MY INSTRUCTOR KWANG JANG NIM LIPSEY AND MY UNCLE DARIN SHAW. I AM BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH WONDERFUL ROLE MODELS. MATTHEW 10:22, JOHN 3:16, JOSHUA 1:9.
Ving Tsun Kung Fu, red sash
School Location: Instructor / 261 Fitzdom Rd. Pattersonville, NY 12137
Affiliations: Combat for Christ International
Training: started in June 1993
Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu (Qixing Tong Long), Sifu
Secondary Styles: Kali/Arnis/Escrima and Thai Boxing
School: Instructor / Ortiz Chinese Boxing Academy
Location: 562 Stewart Ave. Bethpage, NY 11714
Affiliations: NAPMA (National Association of Professional Martial Artist), United States Shaolin Praying Mantis Association, Shaolin Temple Seven Star Praying Mantis Association, Lee Kam Wing Martial Art Sport Association (Hong
Kong), USA Kung Fu Exchange, United Kung Fu Society.
Training: I Started training in the martial arts at the age of 9 yrs. Old (1969), 30 years in the martial arts.
4th kyu, Shotokan.
Secondary Styles:Though our school is Shotokan in style, we perform many Ouchi kata, essentially giving us the skills of a second style.
School: Practitioner / Kai Do San Sport Karate, The Sensei is Mr. Mark Kilmer.
Location: Gloversville, NY
Training: Started Sept., 1996
"I grew up in a Christain
home and church, coming to know the Lord on a personal level at about age
10. Though I had many years of a rather ho-hum Christian life, the Lord
got hold of me about 15 years ago and has used me quite a bit since then.
Most recently, my wife and I have been involved in short term mission work
in Latin America, teaching police officers street survival skills, which
opens the door for us to teach them the way to eternal survival. The beginners
karate class at my church, though very small, has been used to bring a
few folks to the Lord."
Ninjutsu - Yellow Belt
Secondary Style: Ju Jitsu - Green Belt
School: Practitioner / Long Island Ninjutsu Center
Location: East Islip, NY
Affiliations: Genbukan Ninpo
Training: Started wrestling at 12 - Martial Arts - 32 - ten years ago
"I rededicated my life to Christ 4 years ago."
degree Black Belt (Grandmaster)-The Chosen-Do System
School: Founder / Mighty Warrior Christian Martial Arts School
Location: Queens, New York
Training:32 years of credited experience and has trained over 10,000 students
"The body of Christ
is supposed to be a light in the darkness.
Perhaps we can make a step toward the unity of the faith.
Until Jesus comes, we'll see you on the battlefield."