Enjoy these photos of the 2015 Intramural Tournament

Karate For Christ is an outreach ministry of the church open to kids and adults. We ask that kids know their right from left and can take instruction well. We practice Wado Ryu Karate.

Questions? Email the instructor for the class you’re interested in.

All classes at Thompson Station Baptist Church and First Family Baptist Church are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 social distancing compliance.  Watch this web-site for dates when classes will resume.


Tuesday: Led by Sensei Nathan Witter 5th Dan
Where: Friendship Baptist Church
2479 Culleoka Hwy 373
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
email: nathanwitter4@gmail.com

Monday: (Orange belts & above ONLY) Led by Ian Ware 2nd Dan assisted by Sensei Al Stevens 6th Dan
Where: Thompson Station Baptist Church 2604 Thompson’s Station Rd E., Thompson’s Station, TN
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
email: alastevens@hotmail.com

Thursday: Led by Sensei Al Stevens 6th Dan & assisted by Megan Torp-Pedersen 2nd Dan
Where: Thompson Station Baptist Church HWY 31, Spring Hill TN
Time: 6:00 – 6:30 Weapons (blue belt and up and a student of Saturdays weapon classes)

Students age  6 and up…..
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Regular Class, ages 6 and up
e-mail: alastevens@hotmail.com

Saturday: Weapons Class (Blue belt and above) Led by Instructor Tommy Jones weapons 7th Dan
Where: First Family Baptist Church, Columbia, TN
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Brown/Black Belt Katas taught by Sensei Kruisenga, 7th Dan & Mr. Al Stevens, 6th Dan
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Beginner Weapons (Isshin Ryu) taught by Sensei Tommy Jones, 7th Dan (must be a blue belt or higher in Wado-Ryu)
10:00 am – 11:30 am  – Intermediate/Advanced Weapons (Isshin Ryu) taught by Sensei Tommy Jones, 7th Dan

4 thoughts on “Home”

  1. To: Sensei Shannon Willis

    My daughter is interested in starting karate. She is 6. We attend St. Catherine’s and I noticed in the bulletin it says karate is at 6:15, but online it says 4:30. Can you confirm which time she would attend? Also, is she too late to start coming? I didn’t know if it is best for her to start certain times of the year (I don’t want her to get lost.) What would she need to wear?

    Sorry for all of the questions! I look forward to hearing back!

    -Rachel Miller

    • Amanda Stephan said:

      Hi Rachel,
      Due to Covid, all but one class has been cancelled. That class is meeting in Culleoka on Thursday nights. We hope to start additional class in the near future.
      < Helen

  2. Heather Lamb said:

    Hi! When will classes start back at Thompson’s Station? Thank you!

    • Amanda Stephan said:

      Hi Heather,
      Karate for Christ will not be meeting at Thompson Station Church. Currently plans are being discussed with another church, but due to Covid, it’s been difficult making arrangements. Currently our only class is on Thursday nights in Culleoka. I am updating that information on our webpage later today.

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