Is Studying Kung Fu Against Christianity?

Over at Enter Shaolin recently we got a question from one of our subscribers about is it okay to learn kung fu if you are a christian. Interestingly enough this is a question that I have seen come up time and time again in christian circles.

To me it seems like a no brainer. There are many accounts of gods wrath on man as well as accounts of gods servants slaying in his name. While I don’t believe in violence nor do I believe fighting actually solves anything.

I do believe there are times when you have to defend yourself and your family.  There have been literally thousands upon thousands of Christians who went to war for their countries who had to tackle the question is it okay to murder someone else in the name of self defense or freedom.

Anyhow Sifu Phu Ngo shares his point of view on the subject. Check it out I’d love to hear what you think about it.

Kung Fu Discussion – Wrist Control, Structure, Friendly Conversation

Personally I don’t much get involved with Internet debates when it comes to kung fu. The reason is simply because most times there isn’t a right answer or a wrong answer. The fact of the matter is that the right way to train your martial arts depends on who you are and what you are trying to accomplish in your training.

For example: If you are going to train to enter the ring and compete you need to train for that sport. If you are training yourself to defend yourself in a real life self defense situation the training needs to be tailored for that.

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Taking Martial Arts Classes Online Good Or Bad?

Martial Art Classes All Over The Internet

Image displaying an arm triangle choke (side c...

Image displaying an arm triangle choke (side choke) from a standing position (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I remember back around 2006 I started noticing more and more martial art videos on YouTube. Even back then I was wondering if martial art classes online was a good thing or a bad thing.  I saw some really good videos and I saw some pretty bad videos.

The thing that stuck out the most to me though was how amazing it was that for the first time in history a person could literally learn from someone on the other side of the planet.  So, is taking martial art classes online good or bad?

To answer this question you first have to ask yourself are you the type of person who can be self motivated or do you require someone standing over you telling you what to do and when to do it.

There is no right or wrong answer to that question. It’s simply a matter of what works best for you. If you are the type of person that works best with someone constantly looking over your shoulder and making sure you are doing things right. Maybe taking  martial art classes online isn’t for you.

However, if you happen to like me you have been watching martial art youtube videos and have been practicing the information you have learned. I have been training for the past 26 years in martial arts. With instruction and without.

I can say that if you are the type of person that will go practice on your own than you can absolutely find value in martial art classes online. As in most things in life. Make sure that if you do decide to start training online that you find a teacher that has lots of experience. [Read more...]

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