Martial Arts

Kung Fu by Jon Taylor

1. Introduction and Background Unlike most other forms of martial arts, Kung Fu assimilates fighting styles and disciplines from a variety of approaches and ideologies. Popular styles include Shaolin KungFu,Wing Chun, Mok-Gar, Lau Gar, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Wu Shu and Kickboxing. Certain techniques involve the training and use of weapons.  It is considered to be both a ‘soft’ and…read more →


I recently received an email asking me about ‘Christian Karate,’ as a church in England was thinking of starting such a group. This might be unusual for Britain but in America such groups abound; a pointprovenby typing ‘Christian Karate’ into the Google search engine on the Internet. Atheist and sceptic, David Kostinchuk refers to this in an article on the…read more →


1. Introduction Taekwondo is the world’s most popular martial art in terms of the number of its adherents. There are over four hundred clubs affiliated with the Taekwondo Association of Great Britain alone and in excess of twenty five thousand members. In Korea it is the national sport and the earliest practise of Taekwondo originates there also. This dynamic style…read more →

Tai Chi

1 Introduction Tai Chi originated in China and has rapidly gained popularity in Europe and North America since the early 1960’s. In addition to being practised in parks and open spaces, it has been given credence by health professionals working in hospitals, clinics and community centres. Tai Chi attracts those wanting to engage in ‘softer’ martial arts, instead of the…read more →