Martial Arts: A Biblical Perspective

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A 6000 word well researched mini book on the compatibility between the Martial Arts and Christianity. This work explores the history of ancient fighting arts, the philosophies rooted in the fighting systems, the differences between traditional and non-traditional fighting schools, fitness and heath, the concepts of yogic meditation, and the Biblical viewpoint concerning these practices. More

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About Paul Villanueva

Paul is a retired Police Lieutenant with over twenty-five years of law enforcement experience. Currently, he co-hosts the "Kingdom Against Powers of Wickedness" (KAPOW) Radio Show, and is the executive producer overseeing all of the Radio Show Network's programming and special guests.

Additionally, he is currently serving as president of Fifthook Media Publishing, a digital publisher of eBooks, Music, and Christian Teaching, and supervises the creation, production, marketing, and sales of Fifthook Media's digital products.

Paul Villanueva earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida and a Master of Arts degree in Behavioral Science from California State University Dominguez Hills. He is a graduate of the West Point Leadership Program, and holds a second Degree Black Belt in the fighting art of Kung Fu San Soo.

His writings include "The Wisdom of Death: Six Paths to Understanding Loss and Grief," a book about loss, death, and grief recovery; "Martial Arts: A Biblical Perspective," a small eBook exploring the incompatibility of Eastern practices with Biblical Christianity; and "Demons in My Marriage Bed: A True Story of Spiritual Warfare," which he co-wrote with his wife.

Paul's most recent work is "Eyes to See Unseen Enemies," which is a polemic against modern day cultural Christianity and the church's failure to operate in God's covenant mandate.

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Review by: Sue Wharton on May 18, 2012 :
Please note that I am reviewing this book as a non-Christian martial artist. I purchased it because I was aware that some Christians have reservations about pursuing certain martial arts and I wanted to learn more about why. I have to say I found the book very disturbing and full of superstition. The author is clearly a very extreme Christian with a very literal interpretation of the bible. He portrays any martial artist who follows an internal art such as Tai Chi as an evil individual summoning demons into his body through controlled breathing exercises! What a load of nonsense.

I was so disturbed by the image of Christianity painted by this book that I wrote a blog post about it to ask for the views of Christian martial artists on the subject. They were all equally alarmed by the teachings in this book and did not agree with any of it. You can read this blog post and the comments received by clicking here: http://www.kickasssuec.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/martial-arts-and-christianity.html

Unless you share the authors very extreme literal views you will not like this book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Nicola Thompson on Jan. 02, 2012 :
Having followed Karate for the past 6 years I never thought of any Biblical connection. Having read the book it amazing how the two are connected.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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