Grace Martial Arts began in 1990, years before blogs and social media. We started the Grace Martial Arts website in 1995 and began sharing Christian martial arts information online. It wasn’t long before we began hearing from Christian martial artists around the world and started a small community of instructors and students.
At first that communication was primarily through email, but as the community grew in number we saw the opportunity to communicate through a regular Christian martial arts newsletter. The purpose was to help unite and inform martial artists from many countries and share ideas about how to improve what we were all doing through Christian martial arts.
That opportunity became known as the Grace Martial Arts Fellowship Newsletter, which we started publishing 20 years ago.
Membership in Grace Martial Arts Fellowship (GMAF) was available to any Christian who practiced martial arts. GMAF did not charge dues or fees. The stated purpose of the free membership was to support and encourage Christians in their lives and ministries.
Our expressed purpose was (and still is) –
- Reaching the lost and building the Body through Christian Martial Arts.
- GMAF exists to encourage and support Christian Martial Artists around the world.
We were fortunate to have many Christian martial arts instructors join GMAF in the early years and write articles for our newsletters published from 1998 – 2008. We transitioned from publishing articles on the GMAF Newsletters to Facebook in 2008 and the GMAF Blog in 2009.
Because of the quality of information found in those early newsletter articles and the fact they are no longer available online, we’ve decided to re-publish many of them in the coming months.
Our current plan is to re-publish articles from GMAF Newsletters monthly for the foreseeable future. Our hope is that a new generation of Christian martial artists will be blessed by the wisdom of those who were on the path before them.
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