At Dynamic Martial Arts, we are serious about being on mission for Jesus Christ. Each summer a group of us travel to the country of Moldova. We lead Martial Arts summer camps for young children and teens. Our main focus is using the martial arts gifts God has given us to preach the Gospel.Contact us to learn more about our camp efforts for 2014 and how you can join us on the trip or assist with funding.
How to Start Your Own Christian Based Martial Arts School
Perhaps you are a Christian who loves the Lord, and also have a passion to teach martial arts. You realize you are gifted by the Lord to teach, but do not know how to put these two gifts together. Could you use martial arts and Christian ministry, together? The answer is yes, definitely together.
The purpose of this replication manual is to provide instruction in how to open a Christian martial arts school. A replication manual is defined as a document with instructions based on experiences growing the Lord’s ministry so that others can do the same. In this manual, experiences are shared opening such a school, as well as the tricks learned along the way for success.
We are prayerfully asking the Lord to take the ministry vision that He has given us and spread it across the world. We believe that the Lord has called each of us as believers to preach the gospel, using the unique gifts that He has bestowed upon us.
To understand where I’m coming from and why you should read this, I need to tell you about my martial arts and Christian journey. I started a Christian Martial Arts ministry in my town with a friend of mine after the Lord called me to this activity through global missions.
My family and I serve as missionaries to the country of Moldova. I first visited Moldova in 2010 as a part of a martial arts mission trip. We went to Eastern Europe to serve at a summer camp for martial artists. The idea was to preach the gospel, share testimonies, and also teach martial arts to a group of children ages 8-25 years old. The Lord used this mission opportunity to open my own eyes to the fact that I was not living my life for Him. Usually people go on a mission trips to preach to others, but the Lord used my experience to open my eyes and my heart to His plan for me.
I returned from that trip engaged and fired up for the Lord. I entered Shepherds Theological Seminary to learn as much as I could about the Bible and how to teach it effectively. I’ve visited Moldova for summer camp each summer since 2010, and I’ve been able to see the Lord grow me each year as I open His Word and teach it to young people.
My family and I also serve in Moldova in a mid-term capacity, staying in country and ministering for 2-3 months at a time. It was during these longer stays that I first saw an example of a community focused Christian martial arts ministry. My friend, Nicolae Dunas, operates a martial arts ministry from Emanuel Baptist Church in Cahul, Moldova. It was after returning from a mid-term trip to Moldova and serving alongside Nicolae that the Lord led me to start a similar ministry in my current town of residence, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.
I’ve studied martial arts on and off for a total of ten years, and martial arts has been a part of my family since my children were young. My son and I are both 2nd degree black belts in Tae Kwon Do, and I’ve studied other styles.
I have based this ministry loosely on Nicolae’s ministry in Moldova. I have adapted some things for the United States, but the main focus of both schools is the same: preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and teach martial arts.
Why start a Christian Martial Arts ministry?
The short answer to this question is that martial arts ministry in a local community is a unique way for a Christian Martial Artist to live on mission. As believers we are called to preach the gospel using the unique gifts that the Lord has provided to us. These gifts are given to us to serve the body of Christ (the church), but also to minister to and preach Christ to the non-believers in our community.
Martial arts training is a unique opportunity for mission because it is normally an expensive proposition. The average price for martial arts training in the Raleigh / Durham area of North Carolina is one hundred dollars per month, per student. This cost is out of reach for many families.
Martial arts training is a unique blend between toughness and compassion. Training occurs using kicking, punching, and self-defense techniques. Grappling is included, and is rough and tumble. The combativeness of martial arts training is attractive to many people, especially those that are tougher or harder members of the community, both kids and adults.
Starting a Christian martial arts school is not easy. Hundreds of hours of time will be invested in the startup phase, planning out all the details that must be done prior to the first class. After the startup phase, you are committing to a minimum of two to four hours per week just to teach the class. You may meet opposition to this ministry, depending on where you live in the world. You may even face persecution. All the effort and time that you invest are worth it. The Lord can use you in this ministry to preach the gospel through the instruction of martial arts.
The startup phase encompasses all the work that must go into planning your school before the first student ever arrives. We’ve provided a list of decisions that you must make prior to your first class, with examples from our experiences launching Dynamic.
Step 1: Prayer and Partnerships
Prayer and a solid relationship with the Lord is a crucial foundation for any ministry. Pray from the beginning and ask the Lord to open the doors that need opened, and ask the Lord to provide students that do not know Him. Invite others to join in praying for this ministry. This may include other members of your church or other believers that you know. Ask people to join you in asking the Lord to bless this new ministry.
From the outside looking in, most martial arts schools (Christian or non-Christian) rely upon one solid leader. That leader is seen as the person in charge. What most people do not realize at first glance is that every school has multiple teachers that assist and enable the school to operate. If you know other martial artists (young or old) that love the Lord, ask them to prayerfully consider joining you in this new ministry. The success of any school is dependent on the quality of instruction, so choose those that are passionate about Jesus and martial arts.
In our first few years, we have been blessed with a group of teenage martial artists who love Jesus and see Dynamic as their opportunity to be missionaries in a local town. These young people joined up with us from the beginning, and act as assistant instructors and lead small group Bible studies each week in class. The Lord has used each of them in mighty ways, and we have heard from their parents that this “challenge” is causing them to study God’s Word more closely. It is our prayer that these young people will go off to college and take the concept of Dynamic with them, teaching martial arts and the Bible on college campuses.
There is a huge advantage to building a leadership team for your school early. Your leadership team will assist you with many of the decisions that must be made as outlined throughout this document. Challenge them to grow in this process by giving them tasks to plan and present back to the rest of the group.
Step 2: Define Principles
Each martial arts school has a set of principles that guide the life and operation of the school. It is crucial that you identify the principles that your school will live in your class and by extension of where you meet, in your community. Your school’s principles are the core values that you live by. You will consider these principles each time you have to make a major decision about your school.
Below is an example of the principles that our school has established.
All for the Glory of God
Everything we do at Dynamic is for the glory of God. We train and study the Word hard and give one hundred percent in all activities for God’s glory.
Martial Arts = Preach the Gospel
Martial arts are a doorway for us to connect with young people and preach the Gospel. The Gospel is the most important thing. Martial arts training is secondary and we make decisions based on the gospel.
Bible Study is Core
We exist to glorify God and training in martial arts is our doorway to preach the gospel, so we must open up God’s Word each class period. We engage the students with God’s Word, clearly preaching the Gospel each class and connecting the application of the Gospel in all of our lives.
We exist to preach the gospel in our community through martial arts, and this means interacting with the students, siblings, and parents with the good news of Jesus Christ. We engage parents and siblings any chance we get, before or after class and at special events.
Training Young Christian Leaders
We challenge our young leaders to live their faith. We place them in situations where they can grow in their understanding by teaching other youth. Our overall goal is for the young people that we train as leaders in this ministry to take this “program” and start their own school, either in college or later in life. We exist to equip these young leaders to preach the gospel using martial arts.
Statement of Faith
A statement of faith is an extension of the principles that your school lives by. It is important to clearly have a Statement of Faith for your school. As a community outreach, you may have students from other churches or groups that need to clearly understand what you believe and what will be taught in your classes. For our school, we chose to use a portion of the statement of faith for our church. You may think why not the whole thing? We included the portions of the statement of faith that we believe will be tested in the operation of our ministry. As an example, we left out the portion of our churches statement of faith covering eschatology or end times; because we decided that this is not something we will emphasize in our school. We may teach on eschatology at some point in the future, but we will not exclude students based on what they believe about the end times.
This is the statement of faith that we use for Dynamic Martial Arts:
Dynamic Martial Arts is a Christian ministry first and foremost. The Instructors are Christians, and believe that they are called to share the good news of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Martial Arts is the tool that they choose to use, as God has gifted them, to share the Gospel!
- The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; it is the supreme standard by which all human conduct should be tried.
- We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is JEHOVAH, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
- We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the Son of God; who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and by his death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead he is now enthroned in heaven; and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, he is every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Savior.
Step 3: Choose a Facility and Decide How Much to Charge
A successful martial arts school needs a place to meet. Depending on the climate you live in, you may be able to host a class out side (aloha to all our Hawaiian friends), but most of us need a roof over our student’s heads.
To host this ministry, you have a few options to consider: a community center, a church, renting a public place, or renting your own space. All of these options are viable, and the amount of money you charge your students will affect the type of facility you are able to afford.
If you choose to pursue a partnership with a local community center or other publicly supported building, it is crucial that you get fired during the interview! The idea here is that you MUST be clear with the community center as to your intentions to preach the gospel in this public place. Depending on where you live in the USA or world, you may not experience a friendly response to preaching the gospel. If the public community center is not open to you teaching about Jesus in their space, you need to identify that before you get a bunch of students excited about your class. While it is feasible to move the class after launch, it is better to launch the class from one location.
Dynamic of FV meets in our local community center. When I first visited the community center, I sat across from the Program Director and asked about the opportunity to teach our class at the center. I clearly laid out for the Director my intention to preach the gospel and actively teach the Bible each week in class. I wanted to ensure that if this would be a problem, he would let me know immediately. It worked out well and he allowed us to teach the class as long as we clearly stated in the class definition what we were planning to do. His main concern was that we not surprise any student who came to our class with a Bible teaching requirement.
A big issue to be dealt with early in the planning process for this ministry is for profit or not for profit? It is difficult to balance a for profit ministry with martial arts, so our recommendation is to approach your school as a not-for-profit. Not-for-profit does not mean that you must pay out of pocket to cover expenses. Martial arts schools charge a lot of money, and many people are not able to afford martial arts training. By going the not-for-profit route, you can serve your community and preach about Jesus at the same time! Note, not-for-profit does not mean that you have to set up your own 501.3c (US specific). You can accept the money through your own personal accounts. The important thing when operating as a “not for profit” without the Government recognized status, is that you must utilize the money made from the class to fund the ministry.
We choose to charge our students a per semester fee of $40. We are able to charge a low fee because our expenses are low. We partner with our local community center, so we do not pay any rent for space. The $40 goes to pay for a uniform t-shirt for the student and to cover the belt the student will most likely earn by the end of the semester. Any money left over at the end of the semester is used to buy equipment that we use in class. To date we have accumulated sparring gear, grappling mats, punching bags, and many different types of pads.
Financial accountability is important for any ministry. Our integrity must shine through in every situation. It is advisable to provide a system of accountability where at least two people know the status and use of all the money. The books must balance, and as a ministry leader, you must be above reproach!
Step 4: Plan the Initial Bible Study
This is a Christian martial arts program under consideration, so Bible study should be the focus of every class time. When you create your class schedule (how you will use your time in class), be sure to include ample time for Bible study. We recommend that you do Bible study at the middle of class. This ensures that anyone arriving late or leaving early is there for the most important time of the class.
As with any Bible teaching opportunity, it is important to understand your audience and where they are coming from. Is your class primarily Christians or non-Christians? We recommend that the Gospel be preached each week, regardless of who is in the audience. Understanding your audience can help you to determine what to focus on, especially from a practical perspective with questions and discussion times.
Appendix C contains examples of Bible studies that could be re-used. We have found that a good format is to choose the topic (a specific book of the Bible or portion of a book) and teach through the text in an expositional manner. Each class we have an instructor lead a 5-7 minute devotion on the text, sharing some simple explanation about the text and pointing out it’s application. We recommend providing questions for each class that the students can prepare prior to arriving. When students prepare in advance, there is much more conversation possible, because they have had plenty of time to consider their answers. The devotional message described is not designed to be a full sermon. The 5-7 minute window works well for students.
Small groups integrated into the Bible study time have been a blessing for Dynamic. We approach our small groups as facilitating discussion time. This is a place where we challenge the young leaders in our school. We assign a few of the young leaders to each small group, and they lead the discussion through the provided questions. The opportunity to lead causes them to prepare extensively prior to arriving at class, thereby challenging them to grow in more depth of their own faith.
Step 5: Choose Curriculum: Martial Arts and Fitness
If you’ve gotten this far in the exercise, I have to believe that you had an interest in martial arts to begin with. My family and I studied Tae Kwon Do at a local school for five years prior to starting Dynamic. Use what the Lord has gifted you with. You can choose to teach the primary art that you are credentialed under, or mix and match different martial arts together. Just always keep your focus on Jesus Christ and the gospel!
When we started Dynamic in Fuquay, we blended together pieces of three different martial arts to form our own system. This was definitely a more complicated method, but has been rewarding because we can teach exactly what we want to for our students, and not a strict system dictated to us by some other organization.
Personally, I believe that fitness should be a portion of every martial arts program. Too often I see martial arts “black belts” that struggle through ten push-ups. Martial arts include both head knowledge (what our students learn) and physical fitness (what they can do with that knowledge).
We take an extreme approach to fitness in our classes. Each class begins with a few minute warm-up, and then we move into a series of extreme exercises, including different kinds of push-ups, burpees, and other strength based exercises. Some classes we focus on Cardio, others on strength training. Our students love it (even though there was lots of groaning in the beginning). We see them grow stronger and faster as the months go by. We also send home a 30 day challenge each month, which includes exercises that we do in class. We encourage our students to work out every day. This is the only way to truly get stronger and faster!
Frequency of Classes
This can be a challenging question, because as an instructor, you want to balance the time commitment for you and your students against the amount of time required to learn new techniques. A minimum frequency is once per week, but many schools meet every day except Sunday.
In our school, we choose to meet once per week on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:30 and then every other Saturday from 9 – 11 AM.
Step 6: Create a Marketing and Promotion Plan
Now that we have a plan for the what, who, and where for your school, we need to find some students! Marketing and promotion is the process of getting the word out about your new school. In this day and age, we have traditional methods such as creating a website and ensuring it is seen by Google for indexing. We also have social media available as a way to spread the word. Do not discount the power of word of mouth.
Presuming you are a Facebook user, get the word out to all your “friends” about the launch of your new school. Ask your friends to share this status update to “get the word out” around your local area.
A Facebook group is easy to setup and invite people from your “network” to join. A Facebook group is less of an advertising tool and more like a website / online community for the people that are part of your school or who are interested in following what your school is up to.
You can check out the Dynamic Martial Arts Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/DynamicMartialArtsFV) as an example of how we use Facebook to stay in touch with our students and parents.
A website for your school is a digital brochure. People like to research activities for themselves or their children, and a website is a way to communicate who you are and what your school is about.
Word of Mouth / Traditional
Word of mouth is just as it sounds: telling people far and wide about your new school, and asking them to share the information with their families, friends, and churches.
In our first two years of operation, we’ve had more new students based on word of mouth than any other mechanism. When people find an activity they enjoy, they share that information with their friends and refer others to join.
If you are meeting in a public building, such as a community center, they may have a brochure that is distributed to the community. A brochure is a way to reach your community. You can also put up signs advertising your school in your new location.
If you’ve completed the six steps of the startup phase, you are ready to launch your school! Operations phase includes some things to think about on a week-to-week basis, as you run your school and plan activities for your students.
Every martial arts teacher has his or her own specific style of teaching. Your style will be influenced by life experience and the martial arts training / teacher you studied under. It is important to find your own style as you teach. Your style dictates how you run your classes and the respect that you demand from your students. Respect is an important part of martial arts training, and should be stressed from the beginning of your first class.
My “style” is to push my students to always give 100% in anything that they do. I mix this with a sense of humor, trying to keep the class fun. I do not tolerate students who are disrespectful, and I set the expectations for behavior each class. If the class is not acting in what I believe is an appropriate manner, I use push ups as discipline. Push-ups are a great way to quickly grab the attention of a group of students who may not be paying good attention.
Interacting with Students
Communication with the students during class is your number one priority as an instructor. On mission with martial arts, our goal is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. We do this by building relationships with the students, and earning the right to speak into their lives. The relationships that we build with our students are huge for them. The students look up to any instructor wearing a black belt. They emulate the behaviors of the black belt, because they see themselves earning a black belt in the future.
Every student has different skills, abilities, and gifts from God. Do not expect the same results from each student. Martial arts is a competition for the student against what they could do yesterday. Measure the growth of a student based on how much stronger or faster they are now versus when they started training. Never compare two students in class or during testing. One student is not competing against the next, but instead is competing against him or herself, working to get better.
Rules are in important agreement between the students and instructors. By setting rules for your school, the students know exactly what is expected of them, and it is very clear when they are doing something they should not. Print a poster of your rules and display them in your training area. We have our students memorize the rules as a component of their first belt test. Ensure the parents are aware of the rules as well.
The Dynamic Martial Arts rules are:
- I will arrive to class on time.
- I will address the Instructors as Mr. or Ms.
- I will treat everyone in class with respect.
- I will not hit or kick other students unless it is part of class instruction or organized sparring.
- I will not use foul language at ANY time.
- I will wear the designated uniform for class, including my belt.
- During class, I will remain silent unless called upon by an Instructor.
- During class, I will listen to the Instructors and participate fully.
- For sparring class, I will have appropriate gear, including a mouth guard.
- I will always do my best and learn as much as possible. I understand that the study of martial arts is journey, not a race, and that each martial artist has different abilities.
We spent time during our startup phase writing and re-writing these rules. The goal with rules (especially with young students) is to make them clear and concise. When we have a rule that is not followed, we use pushups as a corrective measure for the offending student.
We provide a uniform t-shirt for our students. The students are expected to wear this t-shirt to class each week. Some schools will decide to have students purchase martial arts uniforms. We decided to use t-shirts and athletic clothes to minimize the costs our students would incur to begin training at our school. We keep a supply of t-shirts on hand to provide to a new student on the week that they sign up.
There is plenty of flexibility around how you run your class. At Dynamic we choose to follow the same basic and rough time allocation for each class period (next section, Example Class Plan).
The major details are the big picture activities that you do each class. At Dynamic, these include fitness, Bible study, and martial arts curriculum. We do these major activities each time we meet. The minor details are the specific drills that the students do. Monotony is easy to fall into with a martial arts class. The minor details of a class should be changed up over time. The students appreciate doing new things and learning new skills, and that is why we change up the minor details.
We also do special class times where our focus is on sparring against each other or grappling. Even though the curriculum that we focus on for that class changes, we still do the same major activities like open God’s Word and some form of fitness.
Example Class Plan
This example class plan is a rough outline for how you could run a class. This is also not a hard and fast regiment that must be followed exactly in this way. Fluidity is also a trait of a decent martial arts teacher. You must prepare yourself to change things on the fly if they are not working, or change because the students are getting a huge benefit from a particular activity.
|Rough Time Range (minutes)||Activity|
|Begin class with lineup, pay respects, and an opening word of prayer|
00 – 05
|Cardio based warm-up – get the hearts pumping!|
05 – 10
10 – 30
|Cardio, strength, and extreme exercises|
30 – 60
|Drills and fundamentals|
60 – 75 / 80
|Devotion and Small Group Bible Study|
75 / 80 – 115
|Curriculum learning, preparation for upcoming test|
115 – 120
|Pay respects, close in prayer, and shake hands|
Write down a version of your class plan for each week. As an instructor, take the time to put some thought into what your students need to focus on that week. The written plan is not a contract, so you can change it up as you go, but it is better to have a plan and change it than to have no plan at all or a plan that you create completely on the fly.
Bible Study / Devotion
The Bible study time of your class is a time for you to open God’s Word and teach it with your students. Ensure your students understand the relationship you have with Jesus. Explain that relationship to them as you use your own life as a model for your students, and invite those students that are believers to share their experience with the Lord with the other students. We have found in martial arts ministry (and in youth ministry in general) that students listen much more closely to the testimonies of other youth. Young students have a greater connection with those their own age, because they deal with similar issues.
During Bible study time, the gospel should be clearly explained each time you meet. We strive to not preach a sermon per se, but instead to open God’s Word and explain it to our students a few verses at a time. We focus on what the text means and also how those that believe can apply it to their own lives.
Each student should bring their own Bible to class. We have a box of Bibles that were donated to us, so if a student does not have a Bible, we give them one to keep. If students do not bring their Bible with them, they (as with many other things), get to do pushups. We tell them each week “you don’t do pushups for not having a Bible, because we’ll give you one if you don’t have one, you do pushups for leaving your Bible at home!”
We provide questions for the students to prepare answers for in advance of each class. In our experience, when switching to a discussion time, students who have not looked at the questions are much more quiet. By having the students answer the questions in advance, every student is ready to participate in the discussion.
Small groups within the Bible study time allow more students to participate verbally, but also provide a unique opportunity for our young leaders to work with other students their age. Our young leaders lead the small group sessions, taking prayer requests and leading the discussions about the verses for that week. Sometimes we extend the Bible study time for a class based on the discussion going on. If the students are deep in conversation about a topic, we will provide up to twenty additional minutes for them to conclude.
Examples of a few of the Dynamic Bible studies are contained in Appendix C.
Martial Arts Curriculum
The curriculum that we use is a blended mixture of Tae Kwon Do, Lima lama, and Jui Jit Sui. We made the decision from the beginning to focus on the self-defense angle of martial arts with a blend of extreme fitness.
Appendix A contains the curriculum that we have developed for our first three belts (white, yellow, and orange). Each belt requires a student to learn fundamentals (stances, punches, and kicks) and a combination of different self-defense styles (stand up and ground). All of this learning culminates in a once per semester test.
Bible memorization is required of our students to test for any belt. We provide a list of possible verses for the students to memorize, and they must memorize a minimum of three verses to be eligible for the next test. We use white stripes on the belt to record the successful recital of the memory verses.
Testing students for belts is a chance for them to demonstrate the skills they have learned in your class. Treat the testing as a special event, inviting parents, relatives, and friends to attend to support the students.
In the weeks leading up to a test, begin the process of pre-testing your students. During the pre-testing phase, examine the students technique and attitude to determine if they are ready to advance to the next belt. We do this pre-testing phase because some students struggle under the pressure of performing their techniques in front of a room full of people. The act of performing is good for the students, even those that are afraid of it. The performance angle teaches them the confidence to speak in front of anyone. If a student struggles on the actual test day, but we saw them perform all the techniques with no problems in front of an empty room, then we extend some grace to the student.
Appendix B contains the testing forms that we use. The testing form provides a formal record of the test and how the student performs. We keep these forms in our archive and will examine a student’s full record when they test for a black belt.
Testing day is an opportunity to reach the parents, relatives, and friends of the students. Just like with our regular classes, we do a Bible study at the halfway point of the test. We gather on the floor like a normal class, so it is not a “preaching” opportunity directed at the parents, but instead a clear presentation of the gospel that the parents are listening in on.
At the conclusion of the test, we move immediately into our belt ceremony. During the belt ceremony, we award students the new belts that they have earned. We end the ceremony with a group picture and a time of fellowship. We invite student’s families to bring some food and share it with the bigger group.
At some point in the life of your school, you will have to fail a student. The advantage of not being a “for profit” school is that the students passing the test do not determine if you can make your rent payment for your space. When failing a student, speak to them after the test and clearly explain the deficiencies in their test. The goal is not to have them quit, but for them to understand what they need to work on. If you have assistant instructors, assign on of them the task of assisting this student at the next class period in the items that they need additional work on.
Your School and Missions: Locally and Globally
Dynamic was born as a missions outreach to our local community, based on a school in the far away land of Moldova. As we have previously said, martial arts training is a great opportunity to share the gospel. Relationships are built between martial artists as they train together. If you sweat and work hard with a group of people, you build camaraderie and earn the right to speak and have the others listen.
We encourage you to take your martial arts skills and figure out how to use them on mission. This may be launching your own class in your local town, or going around the world to preach the gospel through martial arts. Our vision at Dynamic is to see many of our students join us in global missions by becoming a part of our summer camp ministry.
Starting a Christian martial arts school is possible. In this manual, we have provided as much of our experience in operating a school for two years. Please take this material as a challenge. If God has saved you and given you a gift with martial arts, than get about the business of doing something with these skills.
Bible study and martial arts are not mutually exclusive. Martial arts training is a tool to reach a cross-section of the population, many who would never walk inside of a church. Embrace the idea of preaching the gospel combined with martial arts. Integration of Bible study is what makes this different; always keep the study of God’s Word at the center of your school!