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, 4th Dan International Meibukan Gojyu-ryu Karate-do Association. Sensei Deo is a member of Karate for Christ International, an organization purposed to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through martial arts training. 


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.



Training Times:

In-person training for Children & Youth currently runs on Monday evenings from 6pm-7pm. There will be no spectators at this time. Please enter the church at Door #6. 

Training for all ages takes place via zoom on Fridays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. All registered participants will be emailed the zoom link.

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