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Karate for Christ

In the late 1960's and 1970's, one of the best martial demonstrator's in the world, Mike Crain, was winning thousands of people to Christ and introducing many others to the martial arts.  I remember Mr. Crain smashing his head, hands, elbows and feet through wood, concrete, brick and ice.  He would captivate audiences by cutting a watermelon off of a volunteer's stomach with a samurai sword - while blindfolded. 

Mr. Crain's ministry would be to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He also offered a karate camp for those interested in learning martial arts.

Mike Crain also had a booklet of his ministry, displaying dozens of self defense techniques.  What should be noticeable is the black uniforms (Kenpo was one of the few systems that used a black uniform).  Also, practitioners of the Tracy System and the Parker System should recognize many of the self defense techniques.  I do not know what system of Kenpo that Mike Crain practiced, but if someone reading this knows about Mr. Crain, please write back at webmaster

UPDATE! - I was recently informed that you can reach Mike Crain at 423-775-0488. He runs Fort Bluff Youth Camp in Dayton, Tenn.

Follow the links on this page to view the booklet!

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