Sword of the Spirit Christian Ministries practices the team martial art of Tabikap. As our name implies we are a Christian organization which focus on outreach and fellowship. From a martial arts aspect, we are not a kendo or fencing group nor are we a LARP or medieval reenactment group. Although we share some things in common with these other arts or groups, what we do is unique. Sword of the Spirit Christian Ministries uses Tabikap as a tool for outreach and fellowship for a number of reasons.
One of these reasons is that Tabikap is a team martial art. It emphasizes teamwork and tactics as much as we do individual fighting skill. This gives all participants a better chance to interact and develop interpersonal relationships. The team aspect also allows new members to join and contribute almost immediately, thus solidifying their place in the group and providing an excellent opportunity for fellowship. For individuals who do not know God, Sword of the Spirit Christian Ministries offers members a fun chance to learn about God and interact with a solid Christian community.Group membership is completely free and Sword of the Spirit Christian Ministries encourages everyone to bring their friends and come out and participate. Our leadership has plenty of extra equipment for new members or guests to borrow. At the start of each day there is a required Tabikap class that includes instruction on how to fight and a Bible lesson. After the completion of class, open battle begins and participants are able to leave as needed.