JesusStrong Martial Arts; a ministry based in the Martial Arts. 1st Corinthians 9:24-27. Classes (open to everyone) are held at Lakeshore Baptist Church in Cicero NY on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-7:00. We teach a mixed martial arts style based in Washin-Ryu, American Kenpo, Muay Thai, American Kickboxing, Kobudo; as well as fitness with our A.M.P. program.
Pastor/Renshi Chris Sackett -
3rd Degree Black Belt (Sandan)
Board Director for Yeshua-Do
Renshi Chris Sackett has trained in the martial arts for over 30 years in American Kenpo, Washin-Ryu, Full Contact Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, and other styles. He trained in American Kenpo Karate in the late 80's and early 90's under Kyoshi Steve Lavallee and Sensei Jeff Iannuzzo at Lavallee’s Sport Karate Studio. In the 90's he trained in Washin-Ryu under Sensei John "Terry" Mulhauser. During the late 80’s and early 90’s, Chris grew in experience as a tournament fighter and amateur kickboxer participating in several local and regional tournaments. In the early 2000's, Chris worked in professional wrestling and continued training at the Old School Dojo under Marc Mandrake and at the Tyger's Den under Tyger Smith; sharpening his kick boxing skills and adding elements of taekwondo and Muay Thai, while working in the independent wrestling scene throughout Buffalo and Rochester NY, and in Canada (2001 to 2007). Chris is a member and Board Director of the Christian Martial Arts Association International; Yeshua-Do.
Renshi Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership and Ministry from Ohio Christian University. He serves as the Worship and Outreach Ministries Pastor for Lakeshore Baptist Church, Cicero NY.