The House of Courage is a father/daughter run school offering karate classes for kids in Cedar Hill, TX through teaching Neshamat Elohim for our youth and Shinja Buke Ryu for our adults. David Skelton has trained in martial arts since 1993 and has trained under Steve Pinder since 2003. He holds a 2nd Dan/Co-Soke in Neshamat Elohim, 2nd Dan in Am. Street Karate under GM Passmore, certified by Chris Sutton in C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense, V. Chairman of ABBC, CPR/AED Certified, 6th Dan Shinja Buke Ryu Instructor, Charter School for Shinja Buke Ryu Kenpo, and is an ordained minister through Shinja Martial Arts University under GM John Enger.
Sydney Skelton has trained in this Christian Martial Art system since she was 7 years old and stands alongside David in teaching every class. She currently holds the rank of Jr. Black Belt in Neshamat Elohim, 1st Dan Am. Street Karate under GM Passmore and a 2nd Dan in Shinja Buke Ryu under GM John Enger. Neshamat Elohim was developed by Master Steven Pinder and David Skelton while attending Shady Grove church after God impressed on them to create a karate system that would take out all forms of eastern mysticism and philosophy and give God the glory in what they are doing. Some people say that it is not possible to mix Christianity and karate but we know that in everything we do we do it to the glory of God! And we also know that martial arts does not always come with eastern philosophy but rather it has been mixed in. This system is a martial art in Cedar Hill, Texas containing Okinawan karate, Kenpo, Muay Thai, TKD, Judo, Brazilian Jui-Jitsu and of course practical self defense. We are not a tournament driven school but we are connected with the ABBC (Am. Black Belt Council) so we could do 1 or 2 tournaments a year.
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