The Demystification of Ki Part 1


Back in 1982 I did my thesis at Dallas Theological Seminary on the topic of “The Demystification of Ki: A Christian View of the Martial Arts.” Not only did I get an “A” on it but I turned it into an article in Inside Karate Magazine. The editor told me it created more feedback than anything he had ever run. In fact it led to another article rebutting my viewpoint and then a third article supporting me. No martial arts magazine had ever run three consecutive articles arguing both sides of a controversial issue.

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Back in 1982 I did my thesis at Dallas Theological Seminary on the topic of “The Demystification of Ki: A Christian View of the Martial Arts.” Not only did I get an “A” on it but I turned it into an article in Inside Karate Magazine. The editor told me it created more feedback than anything he had ever run. In fact it led to another article rebutting my viewpoint and then a third article supporting me. No martial arts magazine had ever run three consecutive articles arguing both sides of a controversial issue.

 So aren’t you dying to see what I had to say that created such a fuss? The article is a little long to put into a blog post so I am going to do three blogs basically covering all the points I made in the magazine article. And after reading these blogs, if you are interested…

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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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