Welcome to American Family Martial Arts


What is Keichu-Do?

Keichu-Do is a unique, multifaceted, diverse, and effective martial art system. Cajun born, the original "Soke" (or founder) Karl W. Marx based the martial arts style on elements of Karate, Judo, Jiujitsu, boxing, American wrestling, and street fighting techniques. It is a truly comprehensive system created specifically for Americans to enable them to protect themselves against the way Americans fight. It is not only an excellent self-defense system, it is a sport that is recognized world-wide by traditional martial arts systems. Keichu students continue to gain the reputation of being some of the best trained and most well rounded martial artists.

Our desire is to teach and inspire the young and old alike to attain their best in learning and perfecting the skill of martial arts. Keichu Do martial arts training is one of the best ways to prepare you and/or your child for daily life spiritually, mentally, and physically.

Most martial arts stem from a specific religion or philosophical worldview. Keichu is no exception. The style name "Keichu-Do" translates as "devoting oneself entirely to the way". Keichu students have always known that dedication is the key to success in any endeavor. Mr. Marx, as head of the Keichu family, instructs that this devotion has a higher level. His students are trained as good karateka, and hear the message of the Gospel. We are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. While we gladly teach students of all faith backgrounds, it is our prayer that all will come to know the Peace of Christ.

Instruction in this program is threefold: physical, mental, and spiritual training. Keichu students are held accountable to the standards of the Dojo and to a high level of moral and ethical standards.

Some of the benefits of Keichu for the student: improved flexibility and agility; greater awareness of surroundings; endurance and aerobic fitness; coordination; accuracy and precision; confidence and strength; character development such as respect for others; diligence and effective work habits; self-discipline; focus and attentiveness; eagerness for lifelong learning; and, foundationally, Judeo-Christian ethics.

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"The Student Creed"

"The Warriors Creed"

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