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The Christian Karate-Do Federation exist to support and encourage karate instructors around the world who proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord, and consider their dojos as outreach ministries.

All karate instructors and students who agree to the following statement of faith are welcome to seek membership regardless of grade or affiliation.

  • We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, trustworthy and true, without error, Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

  • We believe there is only one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)•    

  • We believe Jesus Christ is God, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His death that paid for our sin through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension/rising up to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory. (John 1:1; Matthew 1:18,25; Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 9:15-22; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 9:27-28)

  • We believe that acceptance of Jesus Christ is the only path to salvation for lost/sinful men and women. (John 3:16; John 5:24; Titus 3:3-7)

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, who lives within and guides Christians so they are enabled to live godly lives. (John 14:15-26; John 16:5-16; Ephesians 1:13-14)

  • We believe in eternal life, and that through belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, we spend eternity with the Lord in Heaven. We believe that in rejecting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we receive eternal suffering in hell. (Matthew 25:31-46; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, that all believers are members of His body, the Church. (Philippians 2:1-4)


  • We believe God’s design for sexual intimacy is to be expressed only within the context of marriage. God instituted marriage between one man and one woman as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

  • We believe that God created all human beings in His image. Therefore, we believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; that we must honor the physical and spiritual needs of all people; following Christ’s example, we believe that every person should be treated with love, dignity and respect. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

In addition to receiving support for their dojo ministries... Senior level instructors have the opportunity to apply for membership within the CKF Shihan-Kai.

The Shihan-Kai maintains two levels of membership depending on one's grade and number of years of experience. The levels are as follows:

  • "Fellow" Godan or higher with less than 40 years experience.

  • "Senior Fellow" Rokudan or higher with over 40 years experience.

Many of our Shihan-Kai members are Ordained in Gospel Ministry and active in local ministry/para-ministry activities.


All applications for membership in the Shihan-Kai are thoroughly reviewed and approved by the Shihan-Kai Counsel.   

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Lindle Beets, CKF Chairman

Agape Do Karate

South Carolina

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Ruben Ruiz

America's Finest Shotokan Karate

New York - Class of 2018

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Chris Dalke

Dalke's Traditional Karate Academy

Michigan - Class of 2018

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Robert Montgomery

Carolina Family Karate

South Carolina - Class of 2018

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Steve Napier

Master's Martial Arts Academy

Kentucky - Class of 2018

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David Gomez

Georgia Karate Academy

Georgia - Class of 2018

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John Adamson

Adamson's Karate Studios

Indiana - Class of 2019

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Darrell Collins

Kokusai Shinshin Bugei Remmei

South Carolina - Class of 2019

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Mike Ritter

Ritter Family Martial Arts

Ohio - Class of 2020

Al Doorlag
Western Michigan Karate Club
Michigan - Class of 2022


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