Luminary hosts a Christian-oriented karate class for ages 9 and up. (Yes, adults of any age are welcome!) We currently have a significant number of students in the “early teen” range.
We call the class “Serpents and Doves Karate,” remembering Jesus’ words in Matthew 10:16, where he sends his disciples out to spread the good news of the kingdom’s arrival.
“See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves,” he told them. “So be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”
That is the attitude about living in the world we encourage our students to develop.
The class is led by a sixth-degree black belt in Isshinryu karate, with the assistance of other instructors. Schedule details are available below.
There is no charge for people active at Luminary UMC. For others, classes cost $15 a month. First visits are free; simply show up in loose-fitting workout clothes.
Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Class bows in at 6:30)
Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Class bows in at 4:30)
NOTE: No class Wednesday, Jan. 17, because of weather. Make-up class will be Thursday, Jan. 18, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For students from sixth grade through high school, the Wednesday class flows naturally into a dinner for youth, followed by a youth group meeting and activities at 7 p.m.