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From Kyoshi's Desk Statement of Faith Instructors on Staff Our Black Belts
The Martial Arts world is a sub-culture,
not just in America, but throughout the world
and this is our mission field.

Honoring God first, everything we do at Seigido Ryu is prayed about. He is the One who gives wisdom and ability to do the things He calls us to. We believe in teaching excellence in the Martial Arts tempered by Righteous Character. This means we are to do our part and work at doing the best we can and trusting our Lord every step of the way to the best of our ability.

In Proverbs 21:31, we read "The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord." At first glance, one might think this verse guarantees us victory. It does not as we think in the flesh. It guarantees the Lord victory from a spiritual perspective. The victory is His depending on how He wants to use the situation in the lives of those affected. Sometimes, His victory lies in our physical loss, but His victory is ours in the Spirit.

The most effective missionaries are those who understand a particular culture the best and are moste likely the ones who come from that culture. If we are respected as Martial Artists and if our abilities are of professional quality and our conduct is honorable and respectful, then they will respect what we have to say.

So as Proverbs 21:31 states, we train, teach and work, to the best of our abilities being prepared for that day of battle, leaving the end result in the hands of Jesus, for His glory, not ours.

Some of the things we do and have in place
as Seigido Ryu functions as a ministry are as follows:
The word Seigido means Way of Righteousness. This is a reminder to us as to what we are about first and foremost. It also gives us an opportunity to share the Gospel.
Our school verse is Zechariah 4:6

"Not by might nor by power,
but by My Spirit says the Lord of Hosts."

This keeps us mindful that ultimately all abilities, etc... come from the Lord.
We, as a Martial Arts school or system, presently are part of 2 Christian organizations:

* The Christian Black Belt Association
* The International Fellowship of Christian Martial Artists

Through these organizations many Martial Arts Masters have come to know Christ as their Savior.

There are 9 ranks before Black Belt. For each test, besides the physical techniques, there is a Principle to Live By. The student gets to apply the principle to a real life situation through a short story. All the principles come from scripture. Some topics are anger, discipline, pride and humility, judging others, mercy, etc.
Black Belt Tests: Besides the physical, there is a written part that deals with first aid and injuries. A 2-4 page paper on a biblical character is also required. The first is on King David, the warrior and the man of God. The second is on Joshua, the servant of Moses, before he leads the people. The third paper is on Moses.
Seigido Ryu Prayer Ministry involve parents as prayer warriors. Two of our Black Belts lead this ministry.
At times we hold fundraisers for missions and families in need.
Occasionally, we hold tournaments and invite Christian and Non-Christian schools. The Gospel is presented at mid-point in addition to all the one on one and corporate ministry that takes place.
We also compete in Non-Christian tournaments where we also get to build relationships with others as we are a witness. At a tournament in Queens, NY, we shared the gospel and 5 people raised their hands to accept the Lord.
As instructors, many times we get the opportunity to encourage and or counsel with students and parents.
Our student body is made up of both Christian and Non-Christian students. It is our call to disciple all who walk through our doors. For non-Christians we try to remove stumbling blocks from their way and we point them to Jesus. For the Christians it's the same and we encourage them according to where they are on their path with Jesus.
We write many Christ-centered articles.
As Christians, we examine how to deal with emotional, physical, and verbal hostility.
We strive to honor the Lord in all we do.
"Not by might, nor by power,
but by My Spirit says the Lord of Hosts."
Zechariah 4:6

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