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Are martial arts too spiritual for Christians to participate?


Recently, I asked a question about yoga being anti-Christian and the answers were interesting. So, I started wondering if people used the same thought process when analyzing martial arts, which has origins associated with Hindu-Buddhist philosophy. (Photo attribution: By sefcmpa, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

 

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Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) says

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 23 months ago

    Hello Eric, my grandsons learned a lot about respect and honor while participating in the martial arts. I agree and believe it does make a difference in confidence and pleasant assertiveness.

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 23 months ago

    Hello Matthew, I see my grandsons in martial arts and there is a big improvement in their attitudes since participating. They are less aggressive. So I do agree with you about the value of martial arts.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 23 months ago

    Cool! Thanks for that it is really interesting.


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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 23 months ago

    Janis, you have a very healthy attitude toward these practices. I have never done tai chi but I know a lot of people who practice tai chi every morning. They say it wakes them up and brings the start of a great day.

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 23 months ago

    Excellent answer, Tamara. I do believe the spiritual aspect can be separated from the physical aspect and can be appropriately practiced, even though all of the original elements are deleted to be enjoyed for the physical benefits of exercise.

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 23 months ago

    You are a true expert peter565. I didn't know the CIA and FBI had their own combat style. Interesting! I assume you see martial arts as a physical exercise more than a spiritual exercise. Right?


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