Pastor Tim has trained in Karate most of this life – at least 45 years. He is a 5th-degree black belt. He feels like his style of karate blends with the peace testimony of Quaker faith.
He teaches to:
- Seek perfection of character
- Be faithful
- Respect others
- Refrain from violent behavior
His peace testimony is that while he has protected many others, in his martial arts career and has come to the aid and defense of others, in harm’s way. He has never once started a conflict and has walked away and turned the other cheek many times (even when attacked, when he did not feel like he was really in danger, because of his abilities). It is the desire of the meeting, that Tim brings free or low-cost classes to the meeting. (Free to attenders, low cost to others.) Plans for this are under development.