Exposing the Dangers Behind Martial Arts & Yoga
A Christian's Guide to the Harmful Effects of These Spiritually Rooted Practices
by Vito Rallo
Follow former five-time USA National Karate Champion, Dr Vito Rallo, on a journey into the secret world of the martial arts.
Trained by the best Japanese instructors dispatched to America in the mid 60’s, Vito rose to become the best-of-the-best in his field. He ran his own dojos, was a university instructor, mentored teachers and professional athletes, coached corporate business executives, and trained law enforcement agencies.
Now a Christian, Vito pulls back the covers and unveils the dangerous spiritual realm beneath the surface of the martial arts. You will discover that a bruise, a sprain or a loosed tooth shouldn’t be a practitioner’s largest concern! What you don’t know and can’t see CAN hurt you!
- Do you know the true origins of the martial arts?
- Are you aware of the connection between yoga and the martial arts, and what mysteries and secrets are entangled in their roots?
- Are the forces that empower these Eastern arts simply physical powers, or could they be something more diabolical?
- Have you noticed how these arts are being re-packaged and promoted in the West?
- Are martial arts & Christianity compatible?
Dr. Rallo, who writes with satire and seriousness from over thirty years of experience as an instructor and competitor, answers these and many other questions in this exposé.
Dr Vito Rallo is no longer involved in the world of the martial arts. He shares his life-changing story and personal experiences with groups across America. He and his wife live in Florida’s Tampa Bay area.
Vito Rallo warns us in this book that one can’t divorce yoga and martial arts from their evil origins in eastern occult practices. This book is timely and desperately needed. The West is being infiltrated and subtly defiled by well-meaning people who are introducing yoga and martial arts as though they could be Christianized and useful for meditation and self-defense. Vito clearly warns that can’t be. Satan has blinded the eyes of many (2 Corinthians 4:4), not only unbelievers, but also Christians everywhere, so that he can slip in unawares to defi le and lead them astray. Christians, I urge you to allow Vito Rallo’s book to open your eyes, and then do everything you can to spread his wake-up message wherever you can. We must pull the wool off of our eyes and our friends’, and learn to steer clear of the traps of yoga and martial arts, and the idolatry and defilement into which they lead. May God hear the cries of repentance and set the people free so that they may serve the one true God.
John Loren Sandford Founder,
Elijah House Ministries,
Inc. Post Falls, Idaho
In the Old Testament we read that people are perishing for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6) and in the New Testament (2 Cor. 2:11) we read that Paul was not ignorant of Satan’s devices. It is a fact that most believers have little knowledge of the spiritual powers operating behind martial arts and yoga and, as a result, they are ignorant of how Satan is using these principles today to infi ltrate western society with the deceptive spiritual principles of eastern religions. This remarkable book exposes the deceptions, which lie behind the façade. It should be required reading for every pastor and especially for all those whom God has called into the ministry of healing and discipleship. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It will open your eyes and provide vital keys to helping those who have been trapped by the powers of darkness into spiritual bondage.
Founder and International Director of Ellel Ministries
Dr. Vito Rallo has done the body of Christ an enormous favor by writing this book. A little hemlock, a little arsenic is all it takes to introduce destruction. The influence of martial arts and yoga upon the church has become noticeable and dangerous—opening doors to the realms of darkness that will quickly sap the life out of God’s people. I have known Vito for many years now and found him to be a true gentleman and a man of great integrity. He has a fidelity to the word of God and a passion to bring life and wholeness to people everywhere. His book is timely and is backed up by someone who knows what he is talking about. Far more than a lofty dissertation, it is a practical book that we can wrap our minds around—bringing God’s truth into the everyday world in which we live. This book would make a great gift to give your pastor and youth worker. Leaders need to know the real truth about these matters, and this book delivers.
Chris Hayward President,
Cleansing Stream Ministries
There is much confusion in the body of Christ concerning the topic of martial arts. I often ran into a nasty spirit of violence as I was doing deliverance on those who had been involved. After reading this very in-depth explanation of martial arts and yoga, the reason became very clear. This book is extremely well written, easy to understand, and indeed is the most thorough treatment of the topic that I have come across to date. Vito has thirty plus years in the martial arts as a student, instructor, and fi ve-time national champion, so he knows what he is talking about. He very clearly explains the reasons why he gave up the practice, even after using it as an “evangelistic tool.” I always felt this to be the way to go, but now this book gives an excellent background and experience in the topic. I highly recommend this book to deliverance workers and youth workers, as well as anyone interested or currently participating in martial arts. It is not merely an innocent sport, a physical fitness tool, or a self-defense mechanism, but it is much more!
Dr. Doris Wagner
Executive Director – Global Harvest Ministries Colorado Springs,
Table of Contents
1 Origin and History
2 Evolution – The Yoga Connection
3 Hollywood Opens the Floodgates
4 Weird, Wacky, and Downright Dangerous
5 Kids in Karate
6 Secrets Behind the Martial Arts & Yoga Revealed
7 Out of Darkness into the Light – My New Identity
8 Are Martial Arts and Christianity Compatible?
Suggested Prayer to Renounce the Martial Arts
Suggested Prayer to Renounce Yoga & Transcendental Meditation