The Dark Side of Karate: The Story of Tonie Harris Gatlin

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AuthorHouse, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 120 pages

Are the martial arts destructive?

Can Christians participate without compromising Christ?

Few voices were speaking out about the martial arts...

  • Their promotion of an Eastern religious worldview...
  • Their focus on an occult concept of energy...
  • The dangers of "mindlessness"...

Until Now...

The Dark Side of Karate follows the rise and fall of one of the nation's top women karate experts and under girds it with an in-depth Biblical analysis of the martial arts.

  • Follow Tonie Harris Gatlin's meteoric rise to national fame, her disastrous breakdown, and her dynamic transformation in Jesus Christ.
  • Learn how occult ideas and techniques entered the United States through the martial arts and how to identify them.


  • Understand the differences between the Eastern religious and Biblical worldviews.
  • See the powerful influences of feminism and lesbianism, the dangers of some Eastern religious techniques, and the real meaning of the popular dragon symbol in the martial arts.
  • Learn how to strip off the armor of darkness and put on the armor of God.

This book doesn't just say what's wrong with the martial arts; it clearly points to Christ's victory on the cross, God's armor, and the right way to battle.

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