TAE KWON DO MISSION
80 Million Tae Kwon Do Practitioners, 80 Million Believers
MISSION TO REPUBLIC OF GUINEA
From Monterrey & Nashville to Republic of Guinea
October 22 to 29, 2019
2019 MISSION TRIP - GUINEA, WEST AFRICA
201 9 MISSION TRIP TO MEXICO & GUATEMALA
2018 MISSION TRIP: OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY
MISSION TO MYANMAR AND KOREA 2018
The purpose of the World Christian Tae Kwon Do Mission is to spread the word of God using Tae Kwon Do as a tool. As described in Galatians 5:22 “The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control”. Tae Kwon Do is not just physical, it is mental, and spiritual. The practice of forms challenges every person to develop the fruit of the spirit.
Today, there are more than 206 countries with 80 million Tae Kwon Do practitioners. It is Grand Master Shin’s hope that, through his example, more martial artists will become involved in christian mission work so that more people can live in faith. There are many pockets of hopelessness in the world and through missions like this one perhaps many human lives and conditions will improve.
THE TRUE GIFT
“Through your teachings in Tae Kwon Do, you have a unique opportunity to also be a teacher of God's Word. I can show anyone how the teachings of Martial Arts can parallel christian mission work. Through christian Tae Kwon Do mission work, you will help others and also strengthen the faith and the lives of your students. You will build unity and leadership in your students, in your community, and in the world.
- Master Shin
TAE KWON DO
Tae Kwon Do is a defensive Korean Martial Arts. It is particularly well fitted to be taught in areas of poverty because it is practiced empty handed and does not require equipment. Traditionally its practitioners wear white uniforms and belts only. The white uniform was chosen to show purity. As white shows all spots, it must always be clean. It represents physical, mental, and spiritual purity. Each belt color from white to black has a specific signification. They express the physical, mental, and spiritual growth of the martial artist who wears it. Tae Kwon Do practitioners practice sparring and forms. Both sparring and forms are used to help a martial artist grow physically, mentally, and spiritually.
BUILDING UNITY AND LEADERSHIP
GROWING SPIRITUALLY AND MENTALLY
The World Christian Tae Kwon Do Mission has changed the Tae Kwon Do practitioners who participated. They experienced an unbelievable spiritual growth while preparing for the mission. In Mexico, they became different people. They grew in leadership and in all areas of they lives. As God calls us, he also gives us the tools needed to serve him.
During and after their trip to Mexico the mission's participants came to truly understand the need for greater unity. Unity in our families, schools, country, and in the world. In Mexico, they experienced complete cohesion. There was unity amongst all martial artists, believers, and amongst all the people they met, practiced, and worked with the World Christian Tae Kwon Do Mission. At no time did they experience any kind of division. We are convinced that it is the answer to most of the world’s problems.
MINISTERING THE SPORTS COMMUNITY
The missionaries from the World Christian Tae Kwon Do Mission were invited numerous times to speak and perform for other members of the sport community. They demonstrated Tae Kwon Do and shared the message of Jesus Christ at one of Merida's major theaters. World Christian Tae Kwon Do Mission practitioners from the United States and Mexico joined the Lara Academias, a long time member of the World Christian Tae Kwon Do Mission, for evenings establishing the spiritual nature of Martial Arts practiced by the followers of Christ. The word "Do" as in Tae Kwon Do refers to the mental and spiritual part of the Martial Art. Without focus on mental and spiritual growth one only practices "Tae Kwon" not Tae Kwon Do. Many excellent black belt practitioners, loose their interest and enthusiasm for Tae Kwon Do, and leave our beloved Martial Art because of a lack of mental and spiritual fulfillment. Their daily practice comes short of including mental and spiritual practice. Both Tae Kwon (practice of the body) and Do (practice of the mind) are necessary for a lifetime of interest and enthusiasm for Tae Kwon Do. Together they permit individual growth and fulfillment. Just as in Luke 17:11-19 only a practitioner with a spiritual understand can grow into a lifetime practitioner, a senior belt, and a master of the Martial Art.
"Ten Lepers Cleansed, One Gives Thanks and it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Teacher, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There was not found one that returned to give glory to God, except this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go your way: your faith has made you whole."
How does one practice spiritual Tae Kwon Do? As Christians, it is through the daily practice of our faith and by increasing our awareness of the parallels between the teachings Tae Kwon Do and the teachings of Christ.