North Carolina

Bryan Baldwin
(joined on 6-4-00)

Primary Style: Jiu-Jitsu - 3rd dan
Secondary Style: Tae Kwon Do - 1st dan
School: Instructor / Cross Training Academy
Location: P.O. Box 625, Dana , North Carolina  28724
Affiliations: United States Judo Association, Rickson Gracie International Jiu-Jitsu Association, International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
Training: Began in 1982 at the age of 12
 Websites: Cross Training Academy:
Our Family Website

"I came to know Christ as my saviour in 1992 at the age of 22 at a tent revival held in our local area. It was a very large revival and was persuaded to attend by my Christian mother. My main ministry is teaching our children and sharing the love of Jesus through the martial arts at our school."
Bryan, Liz, Brandon and Preston

Michael Baldwin
(joined on 6-13-00)

Primary Style: Jiu Jitsu - 3rd Dan
Secondary Styles: Shorin Ryu Karate - 1st Dan, Shorin Ryu Kobudo - 1st Dan
School: Instructor / Cross Training Academy
Location: P.O. Box 625 Dana, NC  28724
Affiliations: United States Judo Association, Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Association
Training: began in 1990 at age 18

"I was saved at age 9, and have seen the workings of Christ in my life. He has given me the abilities that I have, and with the gifts He has given me, I try to share His love, and use them for Him."

David A. Clinard
(joined on 9-13-99)

Primary Style: American Freestyle Martial Arts-4th Dan
Secondary Styles:Small Circle Jujitsu/Balintawak
School: Founder and Chief Instructor / American Freestyle Martial Arts
Location: Charlotte, NC
Affiliations: International Director-The Fellowship of Christian Martial Artists,
AIKIA, Small Circle International, The National Association of Professional
Martial Artists
Training: Instructors: Prof. Wally Jay, Grandmaster Bobby Taboada, Keith Kirk

"I made Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior fourteen years ago at the age of23 while in the army.  God spoke to me and convicted me while in a nightclub. If He could meet me there, He can meet you anywhere.  In 1996 I started the Fellowship of Christian Martial Artists to link like-minded people together who share two of the same loves I have."

 Master Richard E. Gordon
(joined 8-22-99)

Primary Style: I am 4th Degree in Tae Kwon Do and Jeet Kune Do
School: Master instructor and school owner / West Raleigh Tae Kwon Do Academy
Location: Raleigh, NC
Affiliations: Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Assocation
Training: Started Martial arts 25 years ago in Brooklyn, NY

"I was born and raised a Catholic- attending Catholic Schools and a Catholic
University.  I knew Jesus but accepted him as my Lord and Savior in March of 98.  At that time I was baptised and turned my life over to Jesus."

Allison Meador
(joined on 3-8-00)

Primary Style: WTF Olympic-Style Taekwondo, and I am a 3rd dan black belt.
Secondary Style: Muay Thai Kickboxing
School:  Assistant Instructor (all ages, all ranks)
Black Belt USA Martial Arts Academy
Location: Charlotte, NC
Affiliations: World Taekwondo Federation & United States Taekwondo Union, primarily.  I am also affiliated with, but not a part of, Eagle Taekwondo Federation (Grandmaster H.K. Lee in Herndon, VA)
Training: Began in In 1983, when I was 4 years old.
Websites: My personal page:
        My school's future URL: (has not been posted yet -- it's still on its way)

"I became a Christian 3 and 1/2 years ago at a Billy Graham crusade that was held here in Charlotte.  At the time, I was worried about being a Christian and a martial artist at the same time -- I thought that it wasn't possible.  How can I 'turn the other cheek' and yet strike back at the same time?  I prayed and meditated for several agonizing months over the issue. I was perfectly willing to give up my black belt if it was something that didn't please God.

Then, one day I got His answer: I must witness and minister to all other martial artists.  So, that is my goal today.  'To know Christ and to make Him known', as they say."

Herbert Timothy Ross
(joined on 4/18/00)

Primary Style: American Ninjutsu PPC
School Location: Instructor / High Point, NC, USA
Affiliations: Personal Protection Concepts
Training: began in 1989

Bryan Weatherman
(joined on 4-15-00)

Primary Style: Shotokan Karate- Neidan
Secondary Styles: American free-style karate and Tang Soo Do,
Tae Kwon Do-(Shodan Rank)
School: I am a instructor part time- Do not own a school
Location: Arden, NC
Affiliations: Four Seasons Martial Arts Located in Arden, NC /
Central TKD association, I received my 1st degree black in Tang Soo Do while training in Korea.
Training: I started training in the martial arts August, 1984
 Website: I sell martial arts supplies through my web page and all prices are below retail.

"I came to a saving relationship with Christ at the early age of 8. I of course backslid, but Christ true to His word never left me and brought me out. Today I am a deacon of my church Freedom Baptist, Asheville, NC.
I am presently seeking God's will with my life. I fill that He may be calling me to the ministry, but don't have peace with the decision yet. Please pray for me!"

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