JesusStrong Martial Arts; Budo/Bujutsu. Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Grappling (Sambo, Judo), Kobudo; Kenjutsu, Kendo, KickFit, and Kali/Escrima.
Renshi/Shidoin Chris Sackett
4th Degree Black Belt
Instructor for Budo (Karate), Kobudo (Weapons), and Kendo (Sword)
Board Director for Yeshua-Do
Renshi/Shidoin Chris Sackett has trained in the martial arts for 37 years in Budo/Bujutsu, American Kenpo, Full Contact Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts, Tai Chi, 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, as well as taking an EKP Class (Educational Karate Program) at Onondaga Community College in 1994. 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 grappling (SAMBO) and kick boxing skills as well as 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). He has also attended and trained in many clinics including clinic training with Ernie Reyes Sr. and Ernie Reyes Jr.. Chris is a member and Board Director of the Christian Martial Arts Association International; Yeshua-Do. He continues to receive training and mentorship under Kaiso Vitold Jordan and Hanshi Stuart Gray.
Renshi Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership and Ministry from Ohio Christian University and was affirmed a Pastor in 2012. He also serves as the Provost Marshal General for the Supremus Militum Britannic Holy Order of the Knights Templar of the United States and Canada.