Martial Arts Instruction-
Applying Educational Theory and
Communication Techniques in the Dojo
Lawrence A. Kane
"This is the book instructors want to have on their desk, open and dog-eared" - Kris Wilder
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.
- 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
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.
"Boeing trains hundreds of security officers annually…Kane's ideas will certainly help us be more effective." – Gregory A. Gwash, Chief Security Officer
"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." – Loren W. Christensen; 7th Degree Black Belt; author
"Martial Arts Instruction is a winner!" – Steven Barnes, author, former Kung-Fu columnist Black Belt Magazine.
Lawrence Kane has created and taught martial arts classes, business seminars, and college-level computer courses. A well-rounded martial artist, he has spent the last 30 years studying traditional arts such as karate, kobudo, and judo, as well as modern marksmanship and knife combat. He currently teaches medieval weapons forms and Goju Ryu karate. Lawrence resides in Seattle WA.
214 pages, 20 photographs, 32 illustrations, ISBN:1-59439-024-X