Shinja Kenpo Karate is a blended Martial Arts System that focuses equally on spiritual and physical discipline as well as martial ability.
信者 Shinja (Beliver, Christian)
拳法 Kenpo (Fist Law, General term for many styles of Chinese or Japanese martial arts)
唐手 Karate (kara, "Tang Dynasty; China” - te, "hand" as the art was originally transmitted from China to Okinawa, and thence to mainland Japan.)
After training for over 15 years in various martial arts, (Shotokan, Shou Shu Kung Fu, American Kenpo, and Shaolin Kempo.) Pastor Spencer R. Fusselman developed Shinja Kenpo Karate as a way to bridge the gap between physical and spiritual disciplines. Through his military career, he learned that a holistic warrior is one who is spiritually, mentally, and physically prepared. Likewise, a holistic believer (shinja) Is one who is spiritually disciplined in the Word and prayer, mentally disciplined to believe the truth while dismantling lies, and physically fit to follow where Christ may lead.
Shinja Kenpo Karate is first and foremost a discipleship art. It is an immersive journey designed to incorporate the entire family in the discipleship process rather than simply a repackaged karate system with bible verses attached. This system was built for discipleship and leadership training from the ground up.