What are the Spiritual Implications of Karate?

Greetings and blessings, friends!

Today we’re launching an amazing new venture for parents (and caregivers) offered in love for YOUR abundant life! It’s the Living Hope Blog’s Honored Parents Q&A (questions and answers).

In the years since we launched spirit ministry for babies and children, we’ve counseled and co-labored with numerous families as they’ve nurtured their children’s spirits. To put it mildly, it’s a treacherous world we live in—with a wide range of evil and cleverly disguised ploys that attempt to pull us off track and wreak havoc in our children’s lives. Additionally, there’s our own stress and our children’s larger reactions to life because they’re healthy from all that spirit nurture we poured in them! On the good side, there are so many glorious moments and building opportunities that we have with these dearly beloved children to discuss as well.

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Question:  What are the spiritual implications of karate?

Answer:  Let’s start with some background.

Ancient civilizations portrayed their hierarchy very clearly; there were no hidden landmines to navigate, it was simple and straight-forward. Religion was central. If you’re familiar with the seven mountain revelation (church/religion, family, education, government/law, media/technology, arts, business/finance), the mountain that governed their entire way of life was religion.

All institutions (marriage, family, civil government, business, and religious government) in the culture received life from and gave life to their central religion. In other words, each action was tied to an idol connected to a demonic force behind it.

Behind every transaction was the acknowledgement of their god, or specific god to that institution. Consider Egypt. Each of the ten plagues that our Heavenly Father rained down on Egypt targeted judgment on ten specific gods, or deities.

If you flip this equation to all life flowing from the Mountain of Heavenly Father, the Heavenly Mount Zion, then civilizations on earth would be Heaven on earth.  So, as usual, Father’s ancient enemy flipped and twisted Father’s design.

Modern civilization with its Western-based mindset has created so many schisms. On top of the schisms, the Father’s ancient enemy has hidden ancient evil in cleverly disguised ploys in order to trap and imprison us, our children, and our generations by deception.

Where did violence enter the picture?

When Father created mankind, they were completely pure, all the way to the core. The first act of disobedience opened the door for sin as an entity to enter man (and thus their seed until Christ, The Seed, came). From complete purity to the open door of sin as an entity, in only a few generations, through the hybrid DNA of the fallen angels and their own death-sin nature inherited from Adam, violence and war entered the earth through mankind (Genesis 6:1-5).

There is no violence where the Father dwells in pure light. The only violence is against His ancient enemy as He sits in judgment.

Spiritual implications

Fast forward to the martial arts, martial refers to the act of war, and arts affirms its connection to the mountain of religion which is still alive and active in the earth. What we would dismiss as inconsequential, due to the schisms in Western-based thought-life  (such as specific movements, bows, etc.), are actually specifically targeted to connect physical gates (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, feet) to ancient evil with the intent of releasing and expanding it.

Karate falls in this category. It is, unfortunately, an open door to the Father’s ancient enemy, cleverly disguised as self-defense in our culture.

For further information and an extensive discussion on this subject, please see Kanaan Ministries’ PDF on the subject (Karate is cited on p. 19-20).

What’s a parent to do?

Is self-defense wrong? To the pure, all things are pure. To be pure, it’s so important for our children’s destiny: 1. to locate and close doors to evil and 2. to dedicate all that we are and have to our Heavenly Father that we may be pure—and live abundantly and with freedom from all forms of stealing, killing and destruction.

If you (or anyone in your generations) or your children have participated with the martial arts, now that you can see their connection to religion (backed by false gods and demonic powers) as the ruling mountain that connects to ancient pagan civilizations, clean house by repenting. For your reference, detailed descriptions that will help you do a deep clean on your spiritual home (your family) is outlined in Kanaan Ministries’ resource above.

When you’ve finished with that, pray and ask Father to prepare the way to speak with your family about the subject. Then, tell your children you’re sorry for allowing this open door to Father’s ancient enemy to be opened in their lives.

It’s not easy now, but it won’t get easier by waiting or avoiding the subject. Any access to your child by the Father’s ancient enemy will show up over time, and may do so in a way you don’t expect—including their health and wealth—and your future grandchildren.


A resource that accelerates your family’s freedom from all forms of idolatry (the martial arts connects to the mountain of false religion which is idolatry) is Katie Souza’s Kingdom of the Son. Her teaching is easy to understand. She explains how idols imprint on our souls and connect them with demonic forces. If the teaching is out of your family’s budget, get the soaking disc alone (Kingdom of the Son MP3 or Disc #7). Play it for your family at night (preferably on CD players to avoid EMF exposure). Have it playing in the house while they’re gone. Listen yourself as often as you can. I can attest that this anointed soaking expedites cleaning our spiritual houses and healing our souls by welcoming the Lord Jesus Christ in to do His great, transformative work.


Go with God go for the gold in the race of your life. Ask Father to open opportunities that are clean and pure for your children’s self-defense training and/or sports outlet, and then dedicate that activity to the Heavenly Father. (There is archery and weight lifting, for example.)

by Crystal Wade, copyright 2019


About thelivinghopeblog

Crystal and Stephen Wade, owners of Hope Streams, received a commission from the Father to connect the generations to Him and to each other so that they can: Start well. Live well. Recover well. Build well. Finish well. As part of that commission, they release materials to assist people of all ages in connecting to The Perfect Parent. The couple carries the Father's passion to position the next generation to be grounded in His truth and love so they can fly in the Spirit. To that end, their family launched Let’s Wade In, a media portal, which is both a community for children, tweens and teens to be mentored and a tool for parents and caregivers to anchor students in truth and love so they can fly in the Spirit. They have three wonderful sons. www.hopestreams.net
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