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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...

Teaching Todders Martial Arts

Introduction The technical standard of martial arts practitioners in the West is extremely high indeed, from the modern combat sports like Kick-Boxing and Ultimate Fighting...

Controlled Human Aggression For The Martial Artist Part 1

I have titled this article controlled human aggression because I wish to emphasize that word control. Anthropologists tell us that mankind began its history as...

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...

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...

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...

The Teacher

The teacher has a responsibility to create, if necessary, the motivating factors that will spark a student's desire, interests and understanding of and towards learning. In...

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...

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...

Finding the Right Martial Arts Student

The first article we wrote for Budo magazine was about finding the right teacher and tracking the “WAY”. As described in that article, training...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Teachers of Reason and Judgment

The traditions found in Western boxing and wrestling (at least in the professional ranks) are negative, rather than positive. These "arts" do not build...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Martial Arts Students Should Train for Reality

All martial arts students should train for reality. Sensei and Masters can teach some of the competitive aspects of the arts, but keep in...