Why Christian Karate?

In a complacent world, we teach Christian men, women and children to become servant warriors for the Glory of God, developing Biblical character and stewarding their mind and body through the disciplines of Scripture study, physical fitness and martial arts.

We will teach scripture while taking full advantage of physical fitness and how it transitions to spiritual fitness as practical application. This model will help students of all ages understand that their faith is more than just a private prayer or mind game but rather a full contact sport life skill that requires training and discipline.

Who we are

About Christian Karate

Shinja Kenpo Karate is a blended Martial Arts System that focuses equally on spiritual and physical discipline as well as martial ability.

信者 Shinja (Beliver, Christian)
拳法 Kenpo (Fist Law, General term for many styles of Chinese or Japanese martial arts)
唐手 Karate (kara, "Tang Dynasty; China” - te, "hand" as the art was originally transmitted from China to Okinawa, and thence to mainland Japan.)

After training for over 15 years in various martial arts, (Shotokan, Shou Shu Kung Fu, American Kenpo, and Shaolin Kempo.) Pastor Spencer R. Fusselman developed Shinja Kenpo Karate as a way to bridge the gap between physical and spiritual disciplines. Through his military career, he learned that a holistic warrior is one who is spiritually, mentally, and physically prepared. Likewise, a holistic believer (shinja) Is one who is spiritually disciplined in the Word and prayer, mentally disciplined to believe the truth while dismantling lies, and physically fit to follow where Christ may lead.

Shinja Kenpo Karate is first and foremost a discipleship art. It is an immersive journey designed to incorporate the entire family in the discipleship process rather than simply a repackaged karate system with bible verses attached. This system was built for discipleship and leadership training from the ground up.

Flexible Courses

No matter what you're doing or where you are, our online courses allow you to learn at your own pace.

Black Belt Instruction

SMAU Certified Black Belt instructiors guiding you through both the physical and spiritual aspects of our art.

Bible Based Curriculum

Biblical Curriculum written by ordained pastors and Ministers from around the US. 

Quality, you can trust


Free Intro Course

Is this discipleship model right for your family?

White Through Black Belt Instruction

All the physical Skills needed to earn your 1st Degree Black Belt in Shinja Kenpo Karate

Bible Studies required in every belt!

From the basics of 'Who is God?' To more advanced studies such as christian Identity and leadership, each student is required to complete Bible Studies in order to move to the next belt level.

Christ centered community

Imagine facebook... But specifically for Christian Karate students and families. 

Get to know us

The Team

We have a team of Shinja Martial Arts University Certified Instructors to coach mentor and spiritual disciple our in-person and Online Students. 

Shihan (Rev.) Spencer Fusselman

Shinja Kenpo Head Master  -  5th Degree Black Belt 

Sensei (Rev.) Patrick Anaya

Instructor - 1st Degree Black Belt

Mr. Frank Costa

Assistant Instructor

Ready to get started?

Enter your email for early access. Our team will get in touch with you for a personal onboarding
Thank you!
Created with