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Martial Arts Instruction—Applying Educational Theory and Communication Techniques in the Dojo

by Lawrence A. Kane

A holistic approach to teaching, incorporating theory and communication techniques often overlooked in budo. Martial arts instructors will improve their abilities to motivate, educate, and retain students, develop a foundation to facilitate learning.


Release date: 
October 1, 2004
9.07 × 6.03 × 0.5 in
ISBN: 9781594390241
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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


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