Karate For Christ

NKMB's Karate Ministry exists with the mission to Promote Physical Health, Train Peacemakers, & Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our ministry operates under the chief instruction of Sensei Deo Namwira, a Mennonite Anabaptist & ordained minister active in his local Mennonite Congregation. Sensei Deo is a member of Karate for Christ International and an accredited Sensei (4th Dan) with the International Meibukan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Association.


Our style, traditional Meibukan Goju-Ryu Karate is a great family activity (ages 5+) and a sport that is accessible to all ages. While promoting a healthy and active lifestyle, as Mennonite Brethren this style of Karate embraces our peacemaking perspective in that the primary goal of our training is to prevent violence. Students of traditional karate are taught discipline and self control through the following principles: Build Character, Be Faithful, Endeavor to Excel, Respect Others, & Choose Non-Violence.


As a ministry of this church and as a member of Karate for Christ International we also seek to encourage ones walk in the Christian faith and engage our larger community through our study of karate. Our weekly classes include a short bible teaching and prayer time.


Location: NKMB Church, 1315 Gateway Road, outdoors at Door 7


Training Times

Monday Evenings

6:30pm-7:15pm - Children (ages 5-12) 

7:20m-8:20pm - Youth & Adults

Friday Evenings

6:30pm - 7:30pm All Ages

Note: Training will be outdoors for the time being due to Covid-19. In case of weather, classes will be held online via Zoom. Please contact us at karateforchrist@nkmb.org for more information.

Check the Training Calendar for updated training information!


Tuition Cost: $30/monthly. First additional family member is $20/monthly and $10/monthly for any additional family members.

(Registered students are also welcome to attend all classes at the parent Heiwa Dojo at no additional charge.)


For registration information, along with any other questions, please contact karateforchrist@nkmb.org

Affiliated Organizations

Heiwa Karate Do

Karate for Christ International