Pastor Jim Garrett-3rd Dan Kenpo Karate,
James Christian (15)- 1st Dan Kenpo Karate
Secondary Styles:Both of us have studied Kenpo, TaeKwonDo, White Tiger KungFu, ShornJi Kenpo. I have also studied ITF Tae Kwon Do as well as WTF TaeKwon Do and ShuriRyu Karate
School: Instructors / Cathedral Martial Arts
Location: 5225 W. Alexis Road, Sylvania, Ohio
(419)- 882- 8463 or (419)-885-4408
Affiliations: We are both affiliated with Black Belts of the Faith International, Gospel Martial Arts Union, Christian Black Belt Association, and Fellowship of Christian Martial Artists.
"I came to the Lord when I was 7 years old as a Pastor visited my home and led me to Christ. I felt the call to preach at age 15 and have served as Pastor, Youth Pastor, Music Pastor, Children's Pastor, and Missions Director. My wife and I have been in ministry together for 25 years. I have been the Youth Pastor at Cathedral of Praise in Toled, Ohio for 8 years. We are in charge of over 250 teens on a weekly basis.
Jamie is my son and got saved at 7 years of age. He has participated in several tournaments and placed well in both forms and sparring. He has been a black belt for three years."
TaeKwon-Do, 1st Dan (Black Belt)
School: Assistant Instructor / Great Lakes Global TaeKwon-Do
Location: Starlite Plaza, Sylvania, Ohio
Affiliations: Global TaeKwon-Do Federation (GTF) and The Phoenix Group
Training: started in 1997
"Called by Christ Jesus, at age 15, after a 'Scripture Union' sailing camp in Australia. He's never let me down since (for 24 years now)."
ATA Shodan - Chung-Do-Kwan
School: Instructor / Batavia Church TKD Club
Location: Batavia, OH
Training: began in 1971
Ji Do Kwan/ 2nd Dan
School: Practitioner / Family Enrichment Center, Inc.
Location: Austintown, OH
Training: Began in Jan. 1989
Ji Do Kwan, 5th Dan
School Location: Instructor / Youngstown, Ohio
Training: Began in 1969
"I have been a Christian all my life and I've learned early on that the Lord is Always Faithful."
Stratiotia Christou (my Sensei developed the system) - Black
1st degree Apprentice
Secondary Styles:Traditional Go-ju ryu Karate Do
School: Practitioner (working for instructorship) / Faith Fighters for Christ
Location: Elmore, Ohio
Affiliations: Black Belts of the Faith, Koinonia Christian Martial Arts
Training: Began in 1993
Primary Style: Tae
Kwon Do - 1st Gup
School: Practitioner / Toneffs Tae Kwon Do
Location: Oregon, Ohio USA
Affiliations: GTF (Global Tae Kwon Do Federation)
Training: started December 1997
"I came to know Christ in 1981 during a tumultous time in my life. My mother gave me a scripture; Jeremiah 33:3 and told me to stand upon the promise. I did. And Christ manifested himself to me through a radio program and forgave me. I know it sounds strange but it is the truth. My life has changed since then. Now that I'm in Martial Arts, I use scripture to prepare myself for my training and my tests. My last test (Black Stripe) I had to spar two Black Belts simultaneously. I have absolutely no confidence in my sparring abilities due to the fact that I have slow reactions now that I'm in my forties. This was my biggest fear. Then I was listening to a Christian radio broadcast and was told 'Don't count the lions in the lion's den, count on Me'. WOW! I never thought like that. I acted in faith, though I was nervous I got throught it and received my belt. Praise God !"