Division of Koreja Do Christian Martial Arts Association
St. Paul United Methodist Church, Lusby, MD

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ABOUT Koreja Do Christian Martial Arts


Founded by Dr. Neal Schiesske
Shichidan, 7th Dan ... 
Black belts in Korean and Japanese martial arts
Author, "God's Diet

Dr. Neal began his martial arts training in 1977 during his 6 year tour in the Marine Corps. He studied the art of Arnis in the Philippines. He was stationed in Tokyo where he learned Oriental medicine and Aikido. He studied with Gaku Hamma Sensei, Shihan of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba Mitsugi Saotome, Sensei. He also studied under Dennis Hooker, Sensei who is now head of the ASU in Pensacola and Orlando, Florida. He studied with the McIntyre Sensei's in Murfreesboro, Tennessee as well as many more. He studied the arts of American Jujitsu and Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do under Sensei James Christian in Memphis, Tennessee and Sensei Ron Little in Pensacola, Florida.  

Dr. Schiesske taught for several years under the guidance of the AITF and AIKIA which is headed by Bill (Superfoot) Wallace, Joe Lewis, and Dr. Jerry Beasley, and integrated all of his still growing knowledge of the Martial Arts into what he called Koreja Do Karate. The name comes from Ko (Korean) JA-Japanese, Do-The way. It consists of forms from Tang Soo Do, grappling and joint locks from Jujitsu and Aikido, Stick fighting and takeaways from Arnis, street self defense, a continuing learning experience for his Dojo, Katana, Bokken, Tanto, and Jo techniques. 

Dr. Schiesske had two dojos with approximately 400 students when he was struck with inoperable cancer in 2000. He was given eight months to live. God through his miracle working power has completely healed Dr. Neal from every centimeter of cancer and he has now regained from 140 lbs and being fed through a stomach tube to 200 lbs and re-opened his Dojos.  (CLICK HERE for Dr. Neal's personal story about his battle for survival.)

He gives all of the Glory to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and now owns and runs Koreja Do Christian Martial Arts Association, which is registered with the Library of Congress and copyrighted. Dr. Neal Schiesske retired from the ring after winning the Florida State Championships, and was inducted into the World Karate Union Martial Arts Hall of Fame. 

Rev. Dr. Neal R. Schiesske is author of "God's Diet" and a Doctor of Naturopathy and Oriental Health. He also has his PHD in Biblical Studies. He has been a Church pastor and a music minister for many years. 

He is married to Rosa Schiesske.


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The World Oyama Karate Organization, founded in 1980 with it's headquarters situated in New York, is a full-contact style of Karate. There are over 100,000 students internationally. It's founder, Soshu Shigeru Oyama, is a charismatic teacher that not only teaches champion fighters but also those who love karate as a sport and for exercise. Under his direction, over 4,000 American students attained the status of Black Belt in the World Oyama Karate organization.

Oyama Karate is a complete style and is considered by many to be one of the most popular and highly respected styles throughout many organizations within the martial arts world.

Soshu Shigeru Oyama
Soshu has trained his whole life in Karate.  He is a Karate Master and international authority on Kyokushin Karate.  He rose to the rank of Grand Master when he fought the "100 Kumite" in the mid 1960's and defeated 120 consecutive opponents in full contact matches.  Soshu has been teaching Karate in America since 1967. He has trained many champions worldwide.  He is the founder of the World Oyama Karate Organization, with its schools in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Holland, Poland, Greece and throughout the world.

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