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Perfecting Character:
The Core of CKA Training

At the Christian Karate Association (CKA), we believe in the integral role of character quality development within our curriculum. Both as followers of Christ and productive members of society, a strong, well-rounded character is essential to our lives.

In the spirit of our guiding theme, "Seek Perfection of Character," we are committed to helping our students strive for outstanding personal growth. This theme is not just a statement; it's a reflection of the biblical teaching found in Colossians 3:23, "Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." This verse emphasizes the importance of pursuing excellence in all aspects of life, including character development.

To implement this effectively, we have identified 12 essential character qualities, each reflecting the principles of Christianity and martial arts. Every month, we focus on one particular quality, naming it as the "monthly character quality." This concentrated approach ensures that each quality is deeply understood and internalized by every student across the globe.

The evidence of our commitment to character development within the Christian Karate Association is clear in the extraordinary personal growth we have witnessed in our students. This growth extends beyond their martial arts skills into their attitudes, behaviors, and interactions with others. The positive transformations we see in our students validate our character education program, reinforcing our belief in the role of character development in shaping individuals who positively contribute to their faith, their martial art, and their community.

Presented below are the initial two character qualities that students learn in the Christian Karate Association.

Commitment vs. Wavering

Choosing to be dedicated to the task before me and creating a plan of action to achieve it.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13

Patience vs. Restlessness

Enduring a difficult situation with a positive attitude.

"Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying." - Romans 12:12

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