Why is it important that you understand how the Martial Arts or Karate relates to God, and to those of us that love and believe in God? Questions have been raised concerning the value of Karate and how does it relate to God? Some of you may have said or heard statements from Ministers, Reverends, Pastors, Bishops and people who may not have full understanding or information about the Martial Arts, such as; "Who needs Karate? You need the Lord, not Karate, it promotes fighting", you are going to hell, and other similar statements?
Please remember this. We should never compare Karate with God. God blesses every living creature and human being with some form or level of protection or protecting of oneself. I am sure in many communities in America you will find locks, burglar alarms and fire alarms in our churches or places of worship. You will also find locks and alarms in our homes and cars. Why? The answer is basically simple; we are living in reality and according to our Holy Bible and many teachings, we are living in very hard times and some of our environments are not friendly. Just as those locks and alarm systems represents protection, you must understand that the Martial Arts or Karate also represents protection.
God Is Our Total Protection The Martial Arts or Karate is
basically nothing but a high level advanced self-defense system. Karate in
Japanese means Empty Hand (What
God gave you). Karate does not promote fighting, but teaches you how to be
humble and respect life. The Martial Arts or Karate is studied by many people
of all the major religions in the world. You can also read about some of the
greatest warriors of God in the Holy Bible. Karate will
also give you a better
understanding of why you should fear
no one but God, and the fear
of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom / Proverb
1:7, Proverb 8:13 & Proverb
14:26 / In
the fear of the lord is strong confidence. When
you have confidence in yourself,
strong and capable, like the warriors or God's servants in the Holy Bible, you
begin to truly understand the meaning of the above verses in the Holy Bible
concerning fear no one but God. I would suggest to you the importance of
studying and investigating the dynamics of the Martial Arts.
The Martial Arts is a wonderful form of military science. I am sure that most of us respect military organizations, such as our police departments, and the United States Army, Navy, Marines and other positive military organizations. I pray that you will receive this with love and understanding.