– Head Instructors – 


David Gamble (left) Ryan Gamble (right)

Mr. David Gamble

         Mr. Gamble began his martial arts training at the age of 10, receiving his black belt in Chun Kuk Do in 1997 at the age of 16. Mr. Gamble began to assist with the teaching responsibilities as a 13 year old red belt before becoming “Assistant Instructor” at 17, at which time he was allowed to lead an advanced class on his own once a week. Dr. Willie Martinez turned over the ownership responsibilities of Shadow Mountain Karate to Mr. Gamble in 2001. Since becoming Head Instructor, Mr. Gamble has continued the tradition of the instructors before him, and has made sure that Jesus Christ remains the central focus of the class through the teaching of the Word of God as a regular part of the Family Christian Martial Arts curriculum.
         In 2004 the United Fighting Arts Federation, with the help of the Regional Chairs, gave special recognition awards to one member from each region. Mr. Gamble was selected to receive Region 9’s special recognition by Region 9’s Chair, Mr. Javier Garcia.
In 2009 Mr. Gamble was given the opportunity to teach a seminar at UFAF’s annual “International Training Conference”, teaching footwork and testing techniques to 8-12 year old youth.
         In 2010 Mr. Chuck Norris and Mr. Aaron Norris presented the Wieland Norris Award to Mr. Gamble at UFAF’s annual International Training Conference. The Wieland Norris Award is one of the highest awards given by the United Fighting Arts Federation.         Mr. Gamble was asked by UFAF in 2013 to serve as Regional Chairman of the Southern California region.

Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:38-39
         For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.



Mr. Ryan Gamble

         Mr. Gamble began his martial arts training at Shadow Mountain Karate at the age of 7. After 6 years of training, Mr. Gamble received his black belt in Chun Kuk Do. In 2004 and again in 2007 Mr. Gamble earned the title of “World Champion” in Chun Kuk Do at the United Fighting Arts Federation’s (UFAF) annual “International Training Conference” by winning 1st place in his forms (kata) division, giving him the opportunity to demonstrate his form in front of UFAF’s highest black belts, including the founder of Chun Kuk Do, Mr. Chuck Norris.
     Mr. Gamble is a co-instructor with Pastor Dan Wilson at Full Armor Martial Arts, a satellite school that offers Martial Arts class throughout San Diego County.

Favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 3:5-6
         Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

    ~~ 5th degree Chun Kuk Do black belt
    ~~ 2004 & 2007 Chun Kuk Do World Champion, Open Kata
    ~~ 2012 & 2013 Chun Kuk Do World Champion, Sparring
    ~~ Instructor, Full Armor Martial Arts
    ~~ Self-defense teacher, Heritage Christian School (2006-2008)
    ~~ Regional board member, Region 1, UFAF


– Instructors –

Mr. David (D.J.) Judd

Favorite Bible verse: James 4:17

         Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.


    ~~ 4th degree Chun Kuk Do black belt
    ~~ 2012 Chun Kuk Do World Champion, Sparring
    ~~ 2013 UFAF Absolute Champion, Grappling
    ~~ Jiu Jitsu Purple belt


Pastor Dan Wilson

Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:31-34

         What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.


    ~~ 2nd degree Chun Kuk Do black belt
    ~~ Owner and Instructor, Full Armor Martial Arts
    ~~ Pastor of Family Life, Grace Church of North County
    ~~ Happily married father of eight