The Kingdom Warrior Academy started off as one part of a network of instructors who all were taught the same curriculum all across the country, however as we grew, the KWA has merged multiple lines of learning into one. We delineate primarily from Shiye Mark Kimzey, 6th degree black sash of the American Tang Shou Tao Association (no longer in existence) run by Dale Akio Shigenaga, 10th degree black sash and student of the late Master Xu Hong Ji of Taiwan. The KWA is an affiliate of the Gospel Martial Arts Unioin, a member of the Christian Black Belt Association, and a founding school of the Christian Tang Shou Tao Association. In addition, KWA also teaches a bagua curriculum learned from Living Waters Martial Arts under 8th degree black belt Sifu Mike Martin. Our Taiji is Hun Yuan Chen style and comes from Sifu Troy Holloway of the Full Gamut Defense Arts. We are committed to the arts and passing them down to the next generation. The KWA class times are listed online and payment is made through the website.
The obvious answer to that question is for self-defense, and while that is a primary and powerful motivation to study, it is not the only one. Kung Fu is extremely valuable for your physical well-being by increasing your strength, flexibility and body structure in a non-abrasive approach that is challenging enough for the young in body while still attainable for the young in heart. Kung Fu provides a mechanism for the development of the whole person, from critical thinking skills, to spiritual growth you will be stimulated to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually.
We want to help people. Our society has lost something. It has become very dangerous and full of suffering. We want to show people how to become better. Kung Fu, the Internal Arts in particular, provides a unique medium for the untainted truth of Scripture. We believe in the power of the Bible to change lives, and we know that no other method is more effective than one on one mentorship. Our purpose is not to force truth on anyone. But to demonstrate it and live it before you, thus enabling each person to make an informed decision about their life direction. It is our goal that through the medium of martial arts, mature believers in Christ can be made... and some pretty ok martial artists too!
Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: Psalms 144:1 Giving credit where credit is due, God as the Author of all creation Is the ultimate source of my strength, my style, and my skill.
Utilizing the class structure and a strong sense of family we seek to instill in every Kingdom Warrior these three virtues:* Respect (1 Peter 2:17) * Humility (Romans 12: 3, 10) * Self-Control (Proverbs 25:28)
We believe in the God of the Bible: a Transcendent God in Triune being: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Each distinct, yet one person.
We believe in Christ: the God Man. The virgin born, 100% God, 100% Man who lived a sinless life on earth as the Bible declares and sacrificed Himself on the Cross for our sins.
We believe in the inspiration, innerrency, and infallibility of Scripture. That Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. We believe that Scripture is the sole authority on spiritual things.
We believe that God spoke the universe into being in the literal 6 consecutive days of Creation, the fall of man, the year long global flood, and the tower of Babel.
We believe that Christ is the only way to heaven, forgiveness of sins, and an eternal relationship with God - which is the true meaning of salvation.
We believe in salvation by grace, through faith and not of works lest any man should boast. We are neither calvinist, armenian, nor molinist.
We believe that salvation is sufficient for all, available for all, meant for all, and - unfortunately - only accepted by some.
We believe in the free will of man, the sovereignty of God and the mutual inexclusivity of the two.
We believe that man is naturally bent towards total depravity, because of his fallen nature and is as bad off as he can be but not as bad as he can be. This is to be distinguished from the belief commonly called total depravity.
We believe in the eternal security of the believer, that once saved nothing can cause him/her to lose his/her salvation, even a willful rejection of the faith.
We believe that seeking God sincerely, surrendering to Him unconditionally, and obeying Him perfectly is the only formula for success.
We believe that Christ is coming back, that we have a responsibility to carry on till then, that no man will know the time or the day thereof.
We believe in the rapture, followed by a 7 year long tribulation, a 1,000 year long reign on the earth by Christ, and a new heaven and a new earth.
We believe in a literal heaven and hell and the devil, and though the believer has authority over him, we do not take him for granted.
We believe in a distinction between Israel and the Church, and that while we can benefit from the lesson of Israel we do not inherit their promises nor are we the same entity.