Martial Arts - Doorway to the Demonic
The title Martial Arts
bears some examination. The word
"Martial" speaks of "appropriate for warfare" or "suitable for
warfare." The most popular Martial Arts are derived from
techniques developed in the East. They are referred to as "Arts"
because they are not merely combat or fitness techniques, but
they are also an expression of eastern spiritual philosophy,
which is diametrically opposed to Christianity.
A demonstration of Karate
Martial Arts have become as well known in our society as have
New Age therapies and healing remedies. While at first glance
they seem poles apart, to the Christian, they both have a
‘fatal flaw.’ That flaw is the fact that they both
present a doorway to the demonic realm of demon & occult
power and possession, and they do so by the very seductive means
of offering perfectly good reasons, on the surface at least, as
to why people should get involved with them.
With New Age medicine, there is the lure of good health and
healing, which any reasonable person would greatly desire. With
Martial Arts there is the benefit of self-defense as well as
fitness. The danger of New Age holistic medicine and healing
therapies has already been covered by articles in the August and
October 2005 editions of The Omega Times. This article deals
specifically with Martial Arts.
Barry Smith writes in his book "Second Warning" words that are
more than worthwhile repeating, and I couldn’t say them any
- Martial Arts are demonic.
- As you bow to the picture of the master, you bow to the
spirit of violence that is in that man.
- As you do your deep breathing exercises, you breathe in an
eastern spirit of violence. Your breath is actually reserved for
the Spirit of God.
- The continual longing for someone to attack you, comes from
this proud spirit of violence that inhabits you, upon your clear
When Barry presented this list in Thailand one time, there was
strong vocal disagreement with what he said, so he gave his own
challenge. He invited the Chinese Black Belt Master in the
village to come and chop a concrete block, but as he was about to
do so, Barry said he would bind up the violent devil in him in
the name of the Lord Jesus Christ causing the Black Belt Master
to smash his hand on the block. The messenger returned to Barry
and the group saying "He won’t come." Barry said, "Of
course he won’t because the spirit in him knows what I am
saying is true." Every time a blow is struck, it is accompanied
by a loud cry, which is the activation of the power of the
violent spirit within.
The great attraction to those who go fully into Martial Art
training is that they gain a power and a strength which is beyond
human ability. This is the "honey that attracts the bee."
Unfortunately the cost of this is demonic oppression or
possession, because that is where the supernatural strength comes
from. The devotees of Martial Arts are unaware of this, but it
will cost them dearly in other ways.
Some are possessed by paranoia and fear, when you would think
they would be at peace through feeling safe. Others are ruined by
being unable to maintain relationships involving real love
because their character has been perverted by the spirit of
ORIGINS OF MARTIAL ARTS
Most of the well-known Martial Arts originated in just 3
- CHINA – Karate, Tai chi, Kung Fu.
- JAPAN – Jujitsu, Kendo, Aikido, Karate(developed to a
higher level), judo.
- KOREA – Tae Kwon Do
All the Chinese Arts developed out of the Shao Lin Monastery.
The spiritual roots are found in Taoism. The basic concept is
that new entrants are taught there is a power, the Ch’i,
which is in every person, and this power can be developed through
practice. This force is two-fold.
On one hand it can be sent to any part of the body to help the
body withstand the blows of an attacker. As training progresses,
he is taught to project this force outside of his body with the
purpose of injuring his attacker. Here the spiritual lie begins.
The trainee believes they have access and control of special
powers, when in fact those powers are in control of him. It is
these special powers which allow bricks, concrete blocks and
tiles to be smashed by bare hands without injury.
Many young people are turning to Martial Arts today as a means
of selfdefense in an increasingly violent society. We have been
asked the question as to whether this is wrong if the Martial
Arts instructors teach only techniques and not philosophy.
Unfortunately, this is just wishful thinking. The entry into
most occult philosophies is practice. The student is instructed
to follow his master or Guru in obedience. All judgements of
conscience are to be suspended. When beneficial results follow,
he or she will press in further. At the same time, he or she will
receive warnings about the danger of turning back.
It is impossible to enter into mainstream Martial Art training
without eventually being confronted by the "Ch’i" factor,
whereby as already mentioned, if that is not embraced, the
student will never be able to advance, because this latent energy
which is obtained from outside of the human ability is the engine
room that powers each Martial Art discipline.
My own son was involved in Kung Fu. My wife and I began to
actively pray against the snare we felt our son was getting into,
especially when he arrived home with the "Guan" or long pole and
uniform. Soon we gained some headway as his work began to take
over from what had been his spare time. Then the avalanche of
phone calls from the instructors began, to the point of pestering
him. There is no doubt in my mind the enemy lays a snare for the
innocent, to draw them into a philosophy which no Christian
should touch with a barge pole. He has since shared with me they
were taught immediately that the ‘Ch’i’ was the
only way to project all the energy into the business end of the
weapon, to gain maximum results. It is one thing to write
informatively on a subject, but it is far more powerful to share
experientially. To that end, I approached a good friend who was
heavily into Martial Arts to ask him some questions. His
involvement was in Tae Kwon Do, Street fighting, Boxing, and Mui
Tai full contact kick boxing.
On speaking with him, he agreed that the above observations
written here are a correct description of the spiritual side of
Martial Arts. A little of his testimony appears below before I
record a set of questions and answers. My friend must remain
anonymous because of issues which still exist, which if identity
was revealed could place him in very real danger.
My friend did weapon fighting as well, carrying a butterfly
knife and a nunchuck. When confronted, he always asked whether
they really wanted to fight him, because he said he felt
invincible. Inside of him was such hatred for people, and this
was matched only by a fear of losing, so he played for keeps. He
fought against Judo and Karate black belt exponents, beating them
easily, and was banned from night clubs because he took out the
bouncers for something to do. Interestingly, the main weapon he
employed was inflicting fear into people.
Tools of the trade Nunchucks and Butterfly Knife
No fear or repercussions were felt by him. He would take on
groups without thinking about it. He told me the euphoria of the
power that could be unleashed was like a drug, and the fear in
others was something he would feed off. His own fear and paranoia
came later, when he was no longer in prime condition.
In his own words, he became like a machine, with mind and body
finely tuned as one. Before he made a move he would "visualize"
it, and if someone was planning a move against him, he was able
to react and shut them down before they even began. That level of
awareness came from serious meditation and training, 7 days a
week, both physically and mentally.
Interestingly, my friend got into Martial Arts because he was
always getting beaten up himself. But the further he went, the
more it became an obsession, with the hunted becoming the hunter!
These are some questions I asked him to answer –
Q Is it possible to go into Martial arts and stay permanently
immune from the spiritual and power aspects?
A No - Because power corrupts!
Q Was it difficult to harness the latent aggression?
A Very hard, because the aggression controlled you. It was very
hard to stay calm, even in normal conversation.
Q Did you have peace? Did you sleep well while you were into
A No, because the body was hyper, ready for action 24 hours a
Q We printed a letter in the June OT from a subscriber in the
UK who was concerned about her son entering Martial Arts. Is it
possible for a young person to undertake training without getting
caught up in the spiritual and the power-trip side of things?
A No. When you enter training, you bow to the instructor. You bow
to the flag. They teach you to focus, which is meditation, and to
harness the Ch’i, the power within. This cannot do
anything else but open you up to the occult.
Q Did it affect relationships and the way you saw people?
A Yes. I would look at a complete stranger across the street and
tell my friends I could decimate him. When they said "Why would
you want to do that, you don’t even know him?" I said,
"Because I can!"
Q Does that mean you had little or no conscience?
A None at all. To feel sorry would be a sign of
Q Did the training finally give you the ability to apply
A Absolutely! I could kill by just using 2 fingers if I
Q Looking back, were you sane at the time?
A Logic, good judgement and commonsense were gone – I was
like a machine, not a human.
My friend now holds a responsible position in the employ of
State Government. It would be fair to say that rescue came by
prayer and entry into Christian life. If you, or your friends,
desire to learn self-defence or become extra-fit, may we suggest
you find an avenue to do this outside of Martial Arts –
it’s simply not the answer.