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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What Does It Mean To Be A Martial Arts Teacher

What does it mean to be a martial arts teacher? I have had 2000 school teachers, can't remember but 2 or 3. I remember...

Fighting the Good Fight

Let's Make Sure We Are Fighting The Good Fight In the end the greatest fight that you’ll fight is with yourself and for your own...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...