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Teaching Martial Arts

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Beyond Self-Defense: Improving Life and Well-Being

A portion of your current and prospective student base would like to improve life or their sense of well-being. They are open to advice...

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...

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...