Sensei Mark McGee

“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Grace Martial Arts had its beginning in 1971 when 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 Grand Master Robert Xavier to start Grace Martial Arts Fellowship in 1997 and with Masters Ron Shively and Joseph Lumpkin to re-start Karate For Christ International in 1998. Sensei McGee continues to work with and support KFCI and other Christian martial arts organizations.

Sensei McGee has had the privilege of studying many great martial arts systems during 60 years of training – including Aikido, Judo, Karate-Do, Kobudo, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, and Tai Chi Ch’uan. Selecting the right teacher is as important as selecting the right martial art to study. Sensei McGee’s current instructors are Grand Master Robert Xavier (Yon Ch’uan, 15 Animal Kung Fu, Hwa Yu T’ai Chi Ch’uan) and Grand Master Stephen Van Camp (Shaolin Kung Fu, Matsumura Seito Shorin-ryu Karate, Tae Kwon Do). Mr. McGee is a 7th Degree Black Belt and 7th Degree Black Sash.

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Grand Master Robert Xavier and Sensei Mark McGee

Sensei McGee taught in the Tampa, Florida area for 12 years and continues to oversee the Grace Martial Arts program there with Black Belt instructors who have been his students for many years. He was also an instructor with Christian Soldier’s Karate in Huntsville, Alabama and a member of the Christian Black Belt Association. Sensei McGee also teaches private students in the Huntsville area.

Sensei McGee with Tampa Black Belt students

Sensei McGee is editor of the famous The Chinese Five Word Song available in paperback and on Kindle.

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