The Martial Arts – Should Christians Get Involved?

Is Chuck Norris really an X-tian then? He does kick ass.
The Martial Arts – Should Christians Get Involved?

Most martial arts teachers include meditation as part of their instruction. The mental conditioning that meditation brings is largely responsible for the amazing physical feats that advanced martial artists do. Focusing the attention on the single task, such as breaking many boards with a bare hand, is brought about by achieving the impassive Zen mental state.
Christians have no business being involved in the martial arts, even at the most elementary level. The one benefit that can be derived from the martial arts — exercise — is available in so many other spiritually harmless activities that there is no reason to open oneself up to the spiritual hazards or commission of sin that these techniques lead to.