About

Grace Martial Arts had its beginning in 1971. Mark McGee became a Christian and began teaching martial arts from a Christian perspective. He became involved with Judo and Karate for Christ in 1972.  Mr. McGee started Grace Martial Arts and GraceLife Ministries in 1990 and began the online version for both in 1995. He worked with Robert Xavier to start Grace Martial Arts Fellowship in 1997 and with Ron Shively and Joseph Lumpkin to re-start Karate For Christ International in 1998. Mr. McGee continues to work with and support KFCI.

Mark McGee is a 7th Degree Black Sash in Mei Hua Chuan, 6th Degree Black Belt in Yon Ch’uan Martial Arts and 15 Animal Kung Fu, Senior Instructor in Hwa Yu T’ai Chi Ch’uan, and has Black Belts in Okinawan and Korean martial arts. He is a member of the Yon Ch’uan Martial Arts Federation, Hwa Yu T’ai Chi Health & Well-being Society, Karate For Christ International, International Network of Christian Martial Artists, Christian Hapkido Federation, Pyramid Karate Association, United States Judo Association, and Hakutsuru Kenpo Karate Association.  Mr. McGee is also a founding and certified member of the Fitness Ministers Association.

Sensei McGee’s Yon Ch’uan Martial Arts, 15 Animal Kung Fu, and Hwa Yu T’ai Chi instructor is Grand Master Robert Xavier, 9th Dan and Lineage Holder of Hwa Yu T’ai Chi Ch’uan. Master Xavier’s teacher was Grand Master John Chung Li who brought Hwa Yu T’ai Chi from China to the United States in 1968.

For more information about Grace Martial Arts classes in Florida and Alabama, email gracemartialarts1@gmail.com.

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. I have a question. If I was looking for a Martial Arts class, and never taken one before, would it be a good idea to take Krav Maga?

    • Hi, Emma. Krav Maga is an excellent system of self defense. Bottom line is that Krav Maga works in real-life situations. It can also be pretty intense, so suggest you sit in on a class to make sure it’s how you’d like to begin. That’s a good idea for any class you’re interested in attending. Is the class structured? Are the instructors focused on student safety and effectiveness of the martial art for real-life situations? Hope that helps!

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