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Fudochi – A Master’s Mind

The teacher lives in the students heart - the lessons taught...live in their mind to be shared - long after the Sensei is gone...

Bob White’s The Elements of Effective Coaching DVD

The Elements of Effective Coaching DVD was created by Master Bob White, a 9th Degree Black Belt who has been a full time instructor...

Judo and Education

Over a century ago, Japanese jujutsu men from various ryu or schools, often competed against one another and sometimes fought boxers and wrestlers in...

INSTRUCTION in Judo and in Life

'Nothing under Heaven is more important than education. The teaching of one virtuous person can influence many. What has been well learned by one...

Mentoring as a Martial Arts Instructor

We each have a responsibility to help our students focus on their physical and mental abilities. Teaching is about mentoring. Over my many years of...

Developing Humility and Self-Control through Martial Arts

As I began preparing my thoughts for this article I struggled with the best way to title it. The word recalcitrant can describe a...

Getting Through on Requirements: Teaching Budo Taijutsu

Only a handful of teachers in the Bujinkan are qualified to teach. In this art becoming a "teacher" is quite simple: You get a...

COURAGE in Judo and in Life

"Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible." ~ Aristotle (384-322 BC) A courageous act can sometimes save a life....

Each One Teach One: Be the Example

That’s a really slick phrase. I’m pretty good with words but unfortunately I didn’t coin that one. wish I had. It so illustrates the...

Padded Assailant Training: Are You Helping Or Hurting Your Students?

Picture this: While strolling back from your favorite pub, a knife-wielding thug demands your dough, then slashes. Or this: You - a woman - are...

Traditional Martial Arts Training VS. Commercialism

A plethora of articles have been written on the subject of traditional martial arts training versus commercialism over the past several decades; yet the...

What Is a True Kenpo Instructor?

The passing on or “teaching” of our Art (American Kenpo) as a system is an integral part of all of our studios. Even so,...

Fariborz Azhakh on Teaching Life Skills

Questions that I ask myself all the time: What am I teaching my young students? Am I filling a need? Is my curriculum really "life" based or...

Martial Arts Warm-Up Cool-Down Procedures

Let me begin by stating that this article has not been written as a practical guide to suitable exercises for an effective martial arts...

ETIQUETTE in Judo and in Life

‘Civility costs nothing, and buys everything.’ Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) In boyhood my grandfather once asked me what I wished to be when I grew...

Intinsic Concepts in Teaching Classical Okinawan Karate

Introduction The roots of Asian society lie in the careful attention given to reflective thought on the needs of all society and in the conscious...

Modernizing a Traditional System So Its Combat Effective

Because I like being diplomatic in my old age I’m going to try to say what I have to say without causing too much...

Sparring Within Your Parameters

The term ‘sparring’ conjures up many different images for different martial artists. These however are generally limited to one view per practitioner. Within the...

5 Tips For Dealing With A Disruptive Student

We all claim to be open to all different types of students. Martial arts is for everyone! After all, we aim to build tolerance,...

Teaching Mediocre Martial Arts Students

I’m sure that anyone reading this will probably think that the title is a misprint or a misuse of the English language. No misprint...