United Christian Martial Arts
Sponsored by Antioch Church
Lead by: Sensei Michael W. Smith, 10th degree Black Belt
Sensei Steve Ballenger, 4th degree Black Belt
Free! Free! Free!
Tenjin style karate classes, each Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Ages: Open to entire family…generally age 5-6 and up. Our class range is from 5 years old to 79 years old.
Agenda: Class starts with prayer and pledge of allegiance, followed by 30-45 minutes of exercise, including karate kicks, punches, blocks; 10-minute break, self-defense routine, learn/practice katas, bag punch and kicks, sparring, bow and sword instruction. Class ends with prayer.
7:45 p.m. Bible study. Each week a student takes a turn choosing bible verses and explaining what it means to them, and then having an open discussion of biblical devotions, prayer requests, and closing prayer.
Promotions: Each student progresses at own rate. Sensei works with individuals or group. Students must practice at home. Promotions awarded within each rank as reviewed and approved by Sensei. Ranks are: White, Green, Brown, and Black belts.
End of Year: Trophies awarded to individuals for:
Competition: Individuals compete within regional competitions as designated by Sensei, usually twice a year. Trophies awarded.