If you’re a Christian, married man and you do not know how to defend your family then marriage may have never been your vocation. A married man is called to both spiritually and physically protect as well as lay his life down for the wife and children entrusted to him.
Any married man who refuses to do so or acknowledge his need to learn the art of hand to hand combat is a sorry excuse for a human being in the eyes of the Lord.
There is no doubt that turning the other cheek and choosing a path of non violence is the higher ground, but not everyone’s vocation is the higher ground.
Saint Paul in Romans recognized civil authority and even said that we should obey the Law or prepare to be struck by him whose job its been given to bring down the sword. He even goes as far to twice call him Gods ”minister” whose been called by God to bring wrath upon any wrong doer.
”For he is God’s minister to thee, for good. But if thou do that which is evil, fear: for he beareth not the sword in vain. For he is God’s minister: an avenger to execute wrath upon him that doth evil. Wherefore be subject of necessity, not only for wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.” Romans 13:1-7
Thou Shalt Not Kill is for the innocent but not for the guilty. This is where a lot of people get confused about the command not to kill. Some people just read it for what it is but the actions of Moses (who gave us the commandments) and that of King David who done a lot of killing proved that this commandment was only for those who were innocent.
King David was the greatest example of a man who can teach us everything about why it is necessary to protect ones country, culture and family. In addition to this, post new testament, the knights of templar are another good example of men who were employed as those to protect the Christian heritage of Europe and Jerusalem.
Without the Crusaders the western world would have fallen to Islamic rule. That isn’t even a theory but a well known fact. Many like to infer that the Crusades were an act of violence against the islamic people. This is not the case at all, it was set up originally to defend Christian pilgrims from being raped and murdered as they traveled to the Holy Land. That was it and so the fight against a very evil religion that’s still causing us trouble to this day began.
So what Self Defence training do I recommend? I myself practice Krav Maga, a self defense martial art that is put into use by the FBI, CIA, SAS, Irish Rangers, and literally all military and police training. It was developed by an Israeli Jewish man called Imi Lichtenfield a hungarian born Israeli. You can read more about him here.
It brings all the martial art forms together to bring mans natural reactions in a fight so that he may use these to his advantage when in a life threatening situation.
Although all marital art forms provide us with discipline, awareness and fitness not to mention great life skills, they do not really prepare us for a real life situation. Most are just sports. I wanted more than this and so I got involved in Krav Maga. You will learn how to strike on the street (which is different than boxing), ground fighting, knife and gun fighting. There is so much to learn I couldn’t fit it all in here so here’s some videos of my own Krav Maga Club.