What should I wear? We sell school shirts and recommend black athletic pants for class.
What time should I be there? If it is your first time please come 15 minutes early. After the first class 5 -10 minutes early is appropriate.
Do I need to be a Christian to join?
No, C3 is not a "christian" alternative for martial arts. C3 is a martial arts program whose core tenets happen to be biblically based. Each martial arts program has their own tenets students would need to memorize, and that is what we require from our students as we
Purpose: Faith based fitness and self-defense
Ministry Motto: We don’t fight against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of evil in this present darkness. While physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable for everything. We are not merely making martial artists, we are becoming black belt believers.
To promote, each belt level has skills that are required that must be performed to an instructor at least one class before testing (Black stripe), a requisite number of classes that needs to be met (Red stripe), a fruit of the spirit and a memory verse that needs to be recited at least one class before testing (Blue stripe). School shirt and belt are required to promote as well.
Those training in Combat Hapkido must become members of the International Combat Hapkido Federation for a $50 yearly fee. Your belt rank will be on the international registry and any charter school of the ICHF would recognize that rank.
No Belt - Love – Selflessly serving people for their benefit and value, not for personal gain
Verse: John 13:35 “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Yellow - Joy – To find thankfulness and rejoice in all circumstances
Verse: James 1:2-3 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”
Orange - Peace – Wholeness and health with one self and in relationships with others
Verse: Psalm 34:14 – “Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”
Green - Patience – Waiting or enduring without complaint
Verse: James 1:19 “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;”
Purple - Kindness – considerate and generous to all others
Verse: Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”
Blue - Goodness – Choosing to do good instead of what you may want or what is easy
Verse: Galatians 6:10 “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
Brown - Faithfulness – Loyalty and consistency to a person or a duty
Verse: Deuteronomy 28:1 “And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.”
High-Brown - Meekness – strength and will under control
Verse: Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
Red - Self-control – To be a master of one’s physical body, emotions, and behaviors
Verse: 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
High-Red – 1 Timothy 4:8 “For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”
Red-Black – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
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