Community Christian Karate

Community Christian Karate is coming to PBC!!!

The PBC staff and church family are humbled to bring this wonderful ministry to our community here on the north side of Jonesboro! It is another opportunity for the children and adults in our area to be served by the PBC family.
 
You may be asking what is Christian Karate? 
 
At Community Christian Karate, we teach traditional Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate and Kobudo in a safe and encouraging environment. Our style draws its roots directly from the Okinawan masters. While it is impossible to capture 100% of the history and traditions of days gone by, it is our desire to maintain a link to the past as we strive toward a bright future.
Christian Karate is a bit of a misnomer, similar to saying Christian Football or Christian Cheerleading.  Christianity is a religion whose purpose is to reconcile humanity to God through Jesus Christ.  Karate can be a sport whose purpose is to improve athletic ability and increase someone’s ability to defend him or herself on the street.  So, while the two can appear to conflict, they do not. CLICK HERE to learn even more about Christian Karate.
 
Community Christian Karate and Kobudo meets every Thursday night at Philadelphia Baptist Church located at 620 W. Philadelphia Road here in Jonesboro.
 
Children’s class: 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Adult class: 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $15/month
 
Jonesboro Christian Karate is taught by Bill Brown. Bill is an amazing and gifted instructor who connects and relates well with all ages. He is a leader.  Bill’s discipleship with Christ is reflected in his teaching methods and how he deals with each class member. Bill has more than 30 years of experience in martial arts training with two of the ‘Great’ teachers of this era, Grand Master Fusei Kise and Hanshi Jerry Partain.
 
His Christian faith, martial arts experience and military service as a Green Beret have combined to provide a unique class atmosphere. An atmosphere that teaches martial art skills in the old traditional method, while teaching the importance of servant hood to God, Country, and family.
 
Tasshi believes that men and women should be competent and confident leaders in our society. People who lead by example with a Christ-like servant’s heart. Tasshi believes that the more proficient a student’s karate skills become, the stronger/more confident the student will become.
 
With this strength and confidence comes a more meek/humble or Christ-like character. This meekness should never be mistaken for weakness. Training to become proficient in karate and kobudo is a lifelong endeavor, much like our lifelong endeavor to become a true disciple of Christ.
 
He and his wife Cindy are  dedicated members/servants at Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro.