For me people will do what people will do. The only thing that causes concern for me is this from the website: "Many martial arts including Hapkido were created in the far east in the near or distant past. The people that invented these arts primarily practiced eastern religions and studied eastern philosophies. In reality learning a combat art like Hapkido has very little or nothing to do with religion, in fact many successful schools are completely secular." Here it it states that learning a combat art like Hapkido has very little or nothing to do with religion. Then it follows ups with comments below. If a martial art has nothing to do with religion then how can it lead to religion? "The trouble is, we have found that Martial Arts that are steeped in eastern thought and sometimes religion can act as a gateway to mislead Christians into eastern religions. We have instead chosen to root our martial arts firmly in the belief system of Jesus the Christ. Although it is not a requirement for membership, we believe that the Way, as taught by Jesus of (the books) Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, provides the best path for any caring martial artist to walk." It then goes into explaining the purpose of bowing. It also describes what my school has to go through. Even though our shire has nothing to do with religion when don't use one where we practice because it's a Christian School. Use not using one is out of respect to the school. He mentions that the dojang is treated in a similar manner when they are training on church grounds. The eastern philosophies in regards to martial arts is more about understanding one's self instead of religion. Things like energy moving through the body is not a religious concept, it's a scientific one and has already been proven through doctors, scientist, and for some unlucky people, tasers, and lightning. I also think that the type of meditation he is referring to is not the same type of meditation that martial artist should be doing. Terms like clearing your mind in martial arts is so other thoughts don't interfere with you controlling your body. From what I understand the meditation is a focus on your body, the muscles, the tendons, balance, and the breathing. It's not the same as spiritual meditation where you are trying to reach a spiritual level. When I meditate when doing Tai Chi or Jow Ga kung fu, I'm not trying to reach a higher spiritual level. I'm trying to gain a better control and awareness of my body.