Testing for Black Belt, Part 8

Several of our Brown Belts (Ikkyu) will be testing for Black Belt in about one week. We have been sharing the past couple of months about what’s involved in a Black Belt test.

Testing for Black Belt includes many aspects of the particular art for which you are testing. The primary martial art for Grace Martial Arts is Yon Ch’uan Martial Arts.

Testing Includes

  1. History of Yon Ch’uan and Grace Martial Arts
  2. Meaning of Christian Self Defense
  3. Realistic Self Defense
  4. Yon Ch’uan Principles & Practice
  5. Scripture Memory
  6. Rank Requirements for 10th – 1st Kyu (Kihon, Kata, Kumite)
  7. Rank Requirements for 1st Dan (Kihon, Kata, Kumite)
  8. 15 Animal Kung Fu Requirements (Forms and Defense)
  9. Resolving Conflicts Nonviolently
  10. Christian Character Qualities
  11. Put Off – Put On
  12. Principles of Evangelism
  13. Ability to Teach Others

Put Off

“That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts.” Ephesians 4:22

Here are some examples of what Christians should “put off.”

  1. Lack of love………………………….. I John 4:7,8,20
  2. Judging…………………………………. Matthew 7:1.2
  3. Bitterness……………………………… Hebrews 12:15
  4. Unforgiving spirit………………… Mark 11:26
  5. Selfishness……………………………. Philippians 2:21

[Black Belt candidates learn almost 70 examples for “put off” from the Bible.]

 Put On

“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof.” Romans 13:14

Here are some examples of what Christians should “put on” –

  1. Love………………………………………………………… John 15:12
  2. Let God search my heart……………………….. John 8:9; 15:22
  3. Tender hearted and forgiving………………. Ephesians 4:32
  4. Self denial……………………………………………….. John 12:24
  5. Humility………………………………………………….. James 4:6

[Black Belt candidates learn almost 70 examples for “put on” from the Bible.]

Principles of Evangelism

We believe it is the responsibility and privilege of every Christian to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20), knowing that the Gospel of Jesus Christ “is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16). Part of Black Belt training in Grace Martial Arts is sharing the Gospel of Christ with people who need to hear of God’s eternal love for them.

We Invite You

If you are interested in learning more about Grace Martial Arts, please contact Sensei Mark McGee at gracemartialarts1@gmail.com.

You can learn more about the requirements for Black Belt in Yon Ch’uan Martial Arts here.

† PURPOSE †

Our ministry purpose is to provide a Christ-centered, easy-to-do, therapeutic, restorative healthcare activity that will assist a person to reach his/her optimal affective, cognitive, psychomotor and spiritual potential.

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