CKA

PROGRAMS

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STUDENT

PROGRAMS

Each of our programs are designed to encourage you and to help you stay focused and your school organized.

 

You will begin by only having a small number of these programs in place and as you grow, you will slowly incorporate these into your existing program. Here is a brief outline of the student programs. 

 

1. Black Belt Team: The Black Belt Team is designed for students who want to train harder than normal and make a commitment to achieving their black belt.

 

2. CKA First Responder: This program is for student wanting to be either on leadership or on a Demonstration team or Competition Team. These students are trained in First Aid and CPR along with specialized training for common Karate injuries.

 

3. Eagle Team: This Team is designed for students who want to grow more spiritually. This group will meet for bible studies, character quality studies and prayer.

 

4. Weapons program: As your school and skill grow, you will have the opportunity to learn a selection of weapons in your training. This is a great way to increase the fun factor of training.

 

 

LEADERSHIP

PROGRAMS

There are several Leadership Program opportunities for you in the future.

 

1. Leader in Training (Kohai): This is the second step towards leadership. During this time the Leader in Training will be going through the instructor course books and working with their instructor.

 

2. Assistant Instructor (Senpai): The Senpai level is for advanced students who will greatly help out in teaching classes. These students are green or brown belts getting ready for their Instructor rating.

 

3. Chaplain: Some students are drawn to the competition of Karate and others enjoy the fellowship and feel called to lead others in their spiritual walk.  As a chaplain, a student can offer other students emotional and spiritual support through prayer, counseling and being involved in other students day to day lives.

 

4. Judge and Referee: Participating in a tournament is a lot of fun and encourages everyone involved. Becoming a judge or referee is a great way to learn the rules, become better in your technique, and have more fun at a tournament.

 

5. Team Leader (Hancho): This program is designed for students who wish to start a local club in their church where no other CKA programs are offered.

6. Certified Instructor and beyond: The CKA Organizational chart allows for many certifications ranging from State Instructor, Regional Instructor, National Instructor and beyond. You will have a lifetime of opportunities within CKA.
 

 

TEAM LEADERS

A Team Leader is a unique position created by the Christian Karate Association for individuals who wish to teach Christian Karate, but do not yet have their Black belt instructor rating with CKA. A Team Leader does not need to have prior martial arts experience.

A Team Leader is a person who has:
1. A desire and a passion for ministry
2. Completed Team Leader Training and earned the title of Hancho
3. Purchased a karate uniform and wearing a Team Leader belt and patch
4. Obtained Yellow Belt Rank


A Team Leader is required to maintain at least 1 belt rank above their students.  The Team Leader rank is marked on the Team Leader belt with a corresponding tape stripe.

 

A qualified Team Leader can start a CKA Club. A club can have a maximum of 75 students per class.  A Team Leader will be assigned to one set of 15 students.  To be able to have the maximum students, 75, there will need to be 5 Team Leaders. If more students are desired then the team leaders can start more than one club. Example: One club can meet Monday & Thursday and the other club could meet Tuesday & Friday. There could be a maximum on 150 students between the two clubs that are lead by the same team leaders.

 

One Team Leader will be assigned as the Club Leader. This Club Leader will be the main leader and will be responsible for the day to day issues of the club. Responsibilities for the Club Leader include: final decisions, scheduling of times, scheduling of events, etc. 

 

The Club Leader will be decided upon by the Team Leaders. The position of Club Leader can be held by all the Team Leaders as needed per schedules or as desired. The suggested length for a Club Leader position is 6-12 months.
 

 

CKA TEAMS

 

 

1. Black Belt Team: The Black Belt Team is designed for students who want to train harder than normal and make a commitment to achieving their black belt.

 

2. Master's Team: The Master's Team is designed for black belts that are serious about life long training in karate. These students spend extra time and energy on advancing their karate skills.

 

3. Master's  Weapons Team: Master's Team members that wish to have their weapons skills be on the same level as their martial arts skill can take part in the Master's Weapons Team. This team is for dedicated advanced weapons training. 

 

4. Eagle Team: This Team is designed for students who want to grow more spiritually. This group will meet for bible studies, character quality studies and prayer.

 

5. Demonstration Team: Students that wish to perform for their school will enjoy the demonstration team. The Demonstration team works on choreographing fights, weapons, and demonstrates in their community. 

 

6. Competition Team: This Team is designed for students who want to compete. This team practices the US Olympic rules and regulations and travels to compete in competitions. 

 

 

 

CKA WEAPONS

Weapons training is traditional referred to as Kobudo.  Kobudo is a martial arts tradition that involves training and practicing with a variety of hand held weapons – metal and wooden weapons, bladed and non-bladed weapons. 

Our curriculum includes the introductory study of seven traditional weapons:
 

Nunchaku

Tonfa

Bo

Sai

Bokken

Shinai

Sword