From martial arts programs at suburban churches to urban boxing ministries geared towards at-risk youth, this book examines the substantial history of church sponsored training in combat sports, and presents arguments by Christian ethicists ...
Author: Richard Wolff
Fighting sports may seem at odds with Christian tradition, yet modern ministries have embraced them as a means for evangelism and social outreach. While news media often sensationalize fighting sports, churches see them as a way to appeal to male congregants, presenting a peace-loving yet tough model of discipleship. From martial arts programs at suburban churches to urban boxing ministries geared towards at-risk youth, this book examines the substantial history of church sponsored training in combat sports, and presents arguments by Christian ethicists about their compatibility with church teachings and settings. Interviews with boxing and martial arts ministry leaders describe their programs and the relationship between fight sports and faith.
Scott Graysmith Frisco, CO Free Indeed Deserves Credit I would like to take this
opportunity to comment on an article that appeared in the May, 1986, issue titled "
Martial Arts and Convicts." The piece evolved around a martial arts ministry titled
The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.
The purpose of this book is to assist those within the American Christian Defense
Alliance, Inc. Martial Arts Ministry with a resource to help them better understand
the Operational Framework of the Biblical aspects of our Martial Arts Ministry ...
Author: John Blackman
Publisher: American Christian Defense Alliance, Inc.
Learn About: Faith, Hope, Love, Joy, Purity, Prayer, Righteousness, Sanctification, Humility, Fortitude, Perseverance, Confidence, Forgiveness, Christ Blood, Spiritual Warfare, and Your Purpose for Prevailing - And so Much More! This book include the teaching of all 7 Bible Studies for Belts Volumes in one comprehensive Training Manual for the Student or Instructor to take with them and use. If you are a member of the American Christian Defense Alliance Martial Arts Ministry you may want to purchase this one book instead of the individual Bibles Studies to save you money. This one book has everything you need to learn and grown into a Strong Christian Warrior. We have priced the paperback and this E-Book to save those that purchase it money over the course of their training. Check it Out Today And Don't forget to check out Our Book: "Martial Arts Ministry: How To Start A Martial Arts Ministry" God Bless
irst off I would like to congratulate you for purchasing this book, The purpose of
this book is to assist those within the American Christian Defense Alliance, Inc.
Martial Arts Ministry with a resource to help them better understand the
Author: John Blackman
Publisher: American Christian Defense Alliance, Inc.
Bible Studies for Belts:A Guide for Christian Martial Arts Vol. 6: Brown Belt Prayer for Brown Belt Students Oh Heavenly Father I pray now for the students who are entering Brown Belt – I pray that You continue to lead them, guide them, and protect them as they move forward and continue their progression in this Martial Arts Ministry. Father God I pray Lord that You teach them how to endure and persevere regardless of the circumstances, situations, or dynamics. Teach them to have an immovable heart – steadfast, committed, and resolute. Help them to understand that endurance in you Lord God is one of the keys to life. Father God help them to understand what the Christian Warrior Spirit is all about – help them to understand Your example of endurance and perseverance, even onto the cross. Father help them to understand how to be strong during times of tribulation and persecution when they arise - Father help them to truly be the salt and the light of the world regardless of the situational dynamics. Father I pray Lord that You would give them the courage, boldness, and faith to do Your will regardless of the outcome. In Jesus name – Amen Table of Contents Prayer for Brown Belt Students Chapter 1: How to utilize this Book Chapter 2: Is it Biblical? Chapter 3: The Brown Belt Chapter 4: Colors of the Cross –Brown – Enduring in Christ Chapter 5: Learning through Creation Chapter 6: Defending Your Faith Chapter 7: Lesson Wrap-Up And More . . . Don't Forget to check out the rest of books in the Bible Studies for Belts series: White Belt Green Belt Red Belt Blue Belt Purple Belt Black Belt Or Our Book: Martial Arts Ministry: How To Start A Martial Arts Ministry God Bless
This book outlines everything there is to know about Christian martial arts, and is therefore excellent reading for anyone with a general interest in the topic. It dispels the myths and covers the history, forms, and styles of martial arts.
Author: Wendy Williamson
Publisher: Agapy Pub
Martial Arts: The Christian Way takes a positive look at martial arts from a Christian perspective and explains how the arts can and are being used for youth ministry and evangelism. This book outlines everything there is to know about Christian martial arts, and is therefore excellent reading for anyone with a general interest in the topic. It dispels the myths and covers the history, forms, and styles of martial arts. It lays out in detail the teachings and benefits of Christian-centered martial arts and provides guidance on how to select a martial arts school. Moreover, it includes a comprehensive set of Bible studies, devotions, and prayers written by Christian martial arts instructors around the United States, as well as an international directory of Christian martial arts schools and associations.
Basically,itwastheresult ofhisown researchandcritical reflection upon how he had
used the martialarts even as a Christian. ... it wasadifficult decision—I lovedthese
things—theygave an excitement and credibility to the ministry" (2757:15).
Author: John Ankerberg
Publisher: ATRI Publishing
Perhaps few Oriental systems have become as widely accepted in the West as the martial arts. They claim to work by unifying mind, spirit, and body chiefly through meditation and physical discipline. This allegedly helps to regulate the flow of mystical energy throughout the body and to enable one to attain the state of mind-body oneness. They stress the control of mind and body for self-defense, health, physical conditioning, and enlightenment. Even when they are considered as regimens of physical development only, they can be adapted to any religion. How the martial arts work; the fitness claims; major problems and potential dangers are examined in this book.
was so impressed that his report helped bring about a detailed study of this art in
Japan . In 1922 the Japanese Ministry of Education invited an expert of karate -
jutsu , Gichin Funakoshi , to Tokyo to give a demonstration . The welleducated ...
Author: Donn F. Draeger
Publisher: Kodansha International
This guide to all of the main fighting arts of Asia introduces and comparesighting methods and techniques, ranging from the artful Chinese "t'ai chi"nd Japanese "jujutsu", to the lethal "pentjak-silat" of Indonesia.
The Webster dictionary defines endorsement as approval.
Author: Daryl Covington
Publisher: Fifth Estate Incorporated
The Webster dictionary defines endorsement as approval. The Karate for Christ Certification process is all about receiving the KFCI stamp of approval. Why do we want you to become certified? We want you to become part of the team, because you can make a difference! KFCI ministries are reaching children, and adults for Jesus Christ. We want to officially validate your Christian Ministry as part of our team. Once you have successfully completed the process you will receive endorsement from Karate for Christ International