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:

                                                        Top Student

                                                        Most Improved

                                                        Best Sportsmanship

 

Competition:      Individuals compete within regional competitions as designated by Sensei, usually twice a year.  Trophies awarded.