Our Martial Arts training is authentic karate, just as it is taught in Japan, where karate was invented. "Karate" is actually two Japanese words: "kara", which means "empty", and "teh", which means "hand".
Our style is called Fushin Ryu and it is a traditional Japanese style. Shihan Cris Kolb and Sensei LeAnne Kolb trained directly under Saiko Shihan (Grand Master) Yoshio Sugihara. Here we don't simply teach karate, we develop Christian martial artists who are physically, mentally and spiritually prepared.
Following is our spiritual doctrine and student creed:
We believe in only one God.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exod 20:3
That Jesus is the son of God. (God the Son)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
That Jesus lived a life without sin.
And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins, and in him is no sin. I Jn 3:5
That we have sinned.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Rom 3:23
That sin brings judgment.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom 6:23
That Jesus paid for our sins with his life.
For ye were not redeemed with corruptible things...But with the precious blood of Christ... 1 Pet 1:18-19
That we are saved by grace alone.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph 2:8-9
That anyone can be saved.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Rom 10:13
- I Will: TREAT OTHERS AS I WISH TO BE TREATED. MATT 7:12
- SEEK WISDOM. Prov 4:5
- CHOOSE RIGHT AND REJECT WRONG. Prov 3:7
- SEEK TO MEET ALL OF MY RESPONSIBILITIES. 2 Tim 4:5
- STRENGTHEN AND NOT ABUSE MY BODY. 1 Cor 6:19
- SEEK GOD AS MY MAIN PRIORITY. Zph 2:3
We don't just teach karate
WE DEVELOP CHRISTIAN MARTIAL ARTISTS
CHRISTIAN MARTIAL ARTISTS:
ARE NOT FIGHTERS. They would face a thousand enemies alone to defend the helpless, but cannot be moved to violence by any amount of taunting.
ARE WHOLE PEOPLE. They are developed mentally, physically and spiritually.
ARE CONFIDENT. They do not need to prove anything to anyone because they are sure of themselves.
THEY SUCCEED. They do not accept failure as an ending.
ARE FAITHFUL. Their commitments to their family, their art and God are lifelong.
THEY DO NOT GIVE UP. They can endure hardship and are not quitters.