Learning Respect and Honor Helena Karate for Christ Club
Eight members of the Helena Church were awarded Senior Student of the Year recognition, and Jessica Lindsey received the Assistant Instructor of the Year award from the Independent Martial Arts Federation (IMAF). The IMAF is made up of 46 registered schools and has 587 registered students. Their recognition is viewable at http://www.angelfire.com/ma/imaf/awards.html.
The Helena Karate for Christ Club (HKFCC), sponsored by the Helena Church, was formed April 1, 2003. Membership in this ministry has grown by word of mouth to 24 full-time students, representing both youth and adults from a variety of religious backgrounds.
James Lindsey, a Karate instructor who holds second degree black belt rank in W.S. Hapkido and brown belt in American Karate, believes this ministry could easily be reaching hundreds of non-churched persons in the Helena community if it could be operated as a full-time ministry. HKFCC meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday evening for Bible study, exercise and W.S. Hapkido class.