J. Brown is the author of Street Smarts from Christian Martial Arts. H is a sixth degree black belt and started his martial arts training in the late 1970’s. He began teaching for Tae Bo® founder, Billy Blanks as senior instructor of two locations of the Billy Blanks Karate Academy before launching nine of his own schools in the early 1990’s. He has won various awards in local, national, and international tournaments. Brown is a full-time pastor in the Lutheran Church. It is his desire for everyone to know that the Christian faith and the martial arts can go hand-in-hand.