Welcome to American Family Martial Arts
What is Keichu-Do?
Keichu-Do is a
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
Our desire is to
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
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
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.
"The Student Creed"
"The Warriors Creed"
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