ABKA Karate

Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm

Classes to be held in gym, except when Upward BBall or other events are in gym.  Then classes will move to the new hallways by new preschool area and new youth room

Prices are $15.00 per person ($10.00 for each additional in the same family per month). Additional costs are GI’s (clothing) approximately $30.00 each one-time cost.

Ages 9-13 require at least one parent’s participation (or in the class at all times).

Each belt promotion – new belts are $15.00 each.  Additional fight gear may be purchased by students as they progress to fighting levels.


The ABKA was created in the 1970’s by Sensei Denny Holzbauer.  Over the years the ABKA has grown to almost 50 schools and over 3000 students in 5 countries.  In 2005 the ABKA transitioned from its traditional roots of Sei Bu Kan Shoto-Kan and Kyokushin-Kai Karate to its own unique style of karate called Bushido-Kai Karate.  The ABKA now exists as a ministry organization that uses the martial arts to share the Gospel wherever we are called to go.  The ABKA is an active missions organization that averages 15-20 mission trips every year.

The ABKA karate system has evolved to incorporate many different forms of martial arts and the strengths they possess.  Human history offers us a wealth of rich martial arts traditions, which we now practically incorporate.  Many of our schools teach different styles of the martial arts and are equipping their students to handle most any life situation.  That being true, our system has historically been based upon strict standards passed down through the Japanese systems of Kyokushin-Kai Kan and Sei Bu Kan Shoto-Kan karate.  Our karate rank system requires mastery of the components of these traditions for promotion.


  1. International missions
  2. International and local benevolence
  3. Training excellent martial artists to use their talents for God’s glory


To use the Martial Arts to bring glory to God, to honor Christ and to build up and expand the Kingdom of God through evangelism and discipleship. To teach a quality standard of Martial Arts and to develop Martial Artists with Christ-like character. “Whatever you do, do it with all of your heart, as unto the Lord and not unto man.” Colossians 3:23

  • Person in charge: Coy Jennings, Phone 405-905-8821, Email 
  • Additional contact: Kathy Hale, Phone 405-919-2085, Email