Excellence for the Martial Arts Instructor


I have witnessed a tendency in the Body of Christ to do things with sloppiness. The philosophy behind such spirit is that the Lord knows our hearts, therefore, He accepts everything we do for HIM, and we are taught that quality is not really important.

            From music, to dancing and sports, no doubt we can say, that the world is ahead of us in terms of quality and excellence. However, the Bible gives us countless examples that clearly demonstrate that we ought to be the best of the best in everything we do.

            From Noah, who build the Ark; to Abraham, whom the Bible describes as the father our faith to Joseph who became the second most powerful man in the most powerful nation of those days to Moses who followed in detail all the instructions God gave him in the building of the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant. What can we say about David? Can we say that his son Solomon lacked excellence? We go all the way to the excellence of Daniel and, this is just to mention a few.

            The Bible tells us in Psalm 33:3 “Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.” (KJV) So why are we allowing people that can’t sign do so in the church. This takes us to the following point, why do we lower the standards in Christian Martial Arts? The Bible tells us in 2 Samuel 2:35, “He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.” (NASB) This is, without a doubt, the description of a powerful martial artist. As a Christian Martial Arts Instructor we must be ready for battle, physically and emotionally. We most do things with excellence and passion.

“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.” Ecclesiastes 9:10 (KJV)

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

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