Earning a Black Belt in Yon Ch’uan Martial Arts is not easy. It takes years of focus and hard work to learn the large amount of martial forms and techniques. Students also memorize dozens of Scripture verses and Christian character qualities. You can see what Black Belts have learned in the Yon Ch’uan Black Belt Study Guide.
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We would like to congratulate four men who were recently promoted in the Black Belt program.
Mark Fisher and his son Isaiah Fisher promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt and will continue their journey to 3rd Degree Black Belt. They have been studying Yon Ch’uan Martial Arts for ten years. Mark has three other sons who have been involved in the Grace Martial Arts program. Elijah is a 1st Degree Black Belt. Levi and Nathan are Brown belts.
Mike Olivo promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt and will continue his journey to 2nd Degree Black Belt.
Mark, Isaiah and Mike are instructors at Grace Martial Arts in Lutz, Florida, along with Jonathan Edgar. They are all long-time students of Sensei Mark McGee and Grand Master Robert Xavier. They continued the Grace Martial Arts program in the Tampa Bay Area after Sensei McGee moved to Alabama. Nathan and Joshua Edgar, Jonathan’s older brothers, played important roles in keeping the program going and growing.
Dr. Allen Berry is a college professor in Huntsville, Alabama and studies with Sensei McGee. He is one of several students who have trained with Sensei McGee in Huntsville. Allen also has a Black Belt in Tang Soo Do.
Grace Martial Arts began in 1990 and expanded to Grace Martial Arts Fellowship in 1995. Sensei McGee became a student of Grand Master Robert Xavier in 1997 and they worked together to build and expand the ministry of Grace Martial Arts. All of us are grateful to GM Xavier for his tireless efforts to train Champions for Christ across the country and his continued support of GMAF programs in Florida, Alabama and other states.
Christian discipleship is at the core of Grace Martial Arts. We thank God for the opportunities He has given us to use martial arts in making disciples. If you are interested in learning more about Grace Martial Arts, please contact Sensei Mark McGee and he will put you in touch with an instructor in your area.
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
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