In 1980 at an altar in Cypress Cathedral Church in Winter Haven, FL, Sr. Grandmaster Edward B. Sell, 10th Dan http://tkd.grandmasteredwardsell.com/ and his wife, Sr. Grandmaster Brenda J. Sell, 9th Dan http://tkd.grandmasterbrendasell.com, answered a call to ministry. (Together and individually, they hold World-Titles in Taekwondo. They hold the record as the Highest-Ranked Couple in the World.) The Lord spoke to their hearts saying, “For years you have used your credentials, talents, and gifts to build your business, now I want you to use them to build My Kingdom.” At that time, ministries were very traditional, so the only thing they knew was to preach from a stage in dress clothes. There was no model to follow. So, they went to prayer for several years seeking God on how He wanted to use them.
The result was the birthing of The Sell Team Ministries, a.k.a. Evangelistic Taekwondo Exhibitions, Inc. http://www.sellteam.org/ Since that time, they have traveled with their team of black belts from around the nation performing at churches, military bases and prisons with World-Class Martial Arts Exhibitions and preaching the gospel. They have performed for Pentagon officials, West Point Military Academy, the Air Force Academy, most U.S. Military Training Bases, churches big and small inside and out of the USA. Thousands of people have made commitments and decisions to serve Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
When traveling to churches, The Sell Team has the ability to establish a long-term outreach ministry called the Christian Taekwondo University (CTU). Leaders from the church who are interested in Taekwondo training and have a heart for the ministry are trained ongoing, to lead the CTU program and impact their community with a fun, safe, family activity that builds character and has a discipleship program for spiritual, mental, and physical development.
CTU schools are nationally and internationally certified through America’s oldest Taekwondo association, the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association, Inc. www.uscdka.com Certification, training aides, Taekwondo seminars and conferences, and competition are provided on local, state, regional and national levels. The U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association was named The Best of the Best in Korea in 2005.
The Sell Team also has a commercial school in Lakeland, FL that serves as the Headquarters school for the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association and the Christian Taekwondo University.