The following is a list of some of the more significant events in the history of Savior Martial Arts®:
Sept 1995 - Aug 1996
February 3, 1997
"Kicks for Christ" Christian Martial Arts program opens; Avalon Hills Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, VA
July 1997 to Present
Chutoku Ryu Budo/Bujutsu Kai – World Martial Arts System is first established.
Combines aspects of traditional Tae Kwon Do, Okinawan Kenpo, various soft-style Chinese Boxing systems, Filipino Escrima, and a variety of traditional weapons upon a Christian foundation to give glory to Jesus Christ, and to counter paganism and personal glorification in the martial arts community.
Kicks For Christ corporate name changes to Karate For Christ ®.
Shihan C. Scott Gilbert begins leading Karate For Christ ® as full-time non-profit.
Karate For Christ ® conducts its first kick-a-thon for St. Jude's Children Cancer Research Hospital.
In just over one hour, 59 Karate For Christ ® students executed 113,760 kicks to raise money for pediatric cancer patients. At day’s end, Karate For Christ ® students raised $8,340 for St. Jude's. This amount was the largest total donation in America raised by a martial arts school during Spring 2000 funds drive.
The permanent headquarters location in Virginia Beach opens.
New styles begin:
- Lil’ Dragons Faithful Warriors program for students ages 4 to 6
- Seigi Bushido Ryu Aikido/Aikijutsu
- Zhong De Shi Tai Chi
- Chutoku Ryu Submission Grappling