Book: Martial Arts Instruction by Lawrence A. Kane
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Martial Arts Instruction—Applying Educational Theory and Communication Techniques in the Dojo
While the old adage, "those who can't do, teach" is not entirely true, all too often "those who can do" cannot teach effectively. This book is unique in that it offers a holistic approach to teaching martial arts; incorporating elements of educational theory and communication techniques typically overlooked in budo.
Teachers will improve their abilities to motivate, educate, and retain students, while students interested in the martial arts will develop a better understanding of what instructional methods best suit their needs.
The author's approach balances the reality that martial arts instructors are responsible for ensuring the safety of practitioners who learn potentially deadly techniques with the truism that if their classes are not enjoyable and productive, no one will participate in them.
- A tactical toolset useful to anyone’s teaching style
- Improve your ability to motivate, educate and retain students
- Explains how to optimize time and attention
- Designed to individual preferences and learning styles
- Effective for both children and adults
Lawrence A. Kane is the author of Surviving Armed Assaults, Martial Arts Instruction, and Blinded by the Night, and co-author of The Way of Kata, The Way to Black Belt, and The Little Black Book of Violence (USA Book News--2009 Best Books Award Finalist; ForeWord Magazine--2010 Book of the Year Award Finalist). A paid book reviewer for ForeWord magazine and Clarion Reviews, he consults with other authors from time to time to help assure realism in their novels, particularly in fight scenes. Lawrence lives in Seattle, WA.
Kris Wilder, author
This is the book instructors want to have on their desk, open and dog-eared
Gregory A. Gwash, Chief Security Officer
Boeing trains hundreds of security officers annually…Kane's ideas will certainly help us be more effective.
Loren W. Christensen; 7th Degree Black Belt, author
I've been teaching the martial arts since 1965, I found myself thinking 'I didn’t know that' several times as I read this wonderful book.
Steven Barnes, author, former Kung-Fu columnist Black Belt Magazine
Martial Arts Instruction is a winner!