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Martial Arts Instructors Desk Reference


The Martial Arts Instructors Desk Reference is a complete guide to advanced teaching concepts and martial arts school administration. Author and veteran martial arts instructor Dr. Sang H. Kim covers a wide range of essential topics for the professional martial arts instructor including:
• Teaching children with ADD, behavioral problems and learning disabilities
• Creating ...
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The Martial Arts Instructors Desk Reference is a complete guide to advanced teaching concepts and martial arts school administration. Author and veteran martial arts instructor Dr. Sang H. Kim covers a wide range of essential topics for the professional martial arts instructor including:
• Teaching children with ADD, behavioral problems and learning disabilities
• Creating lesson plans and teaching specifi c curriculum elements
• Combating boredom through hundreds of drills and training ideas
• Marketing, advertising, publicity, staffi ng and customer service
• Instructor training and evaluation
• Tournament management
• Branch school and outreach program development
Based on years of Dr. Kim's research and experience, this book brings together a wide range of essential topics for martial arts instructors of all levels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880336717
  • Publisher: Turtle Press Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Drills, Drills, Drills
Basic Movements
Basic Movements: Individual
Basic Movements: Partner
Basic Movements: Group
Mental Training
40 Ways to Disguise Repetition

Nuts and Bolts
Conditioning Exercises
Interval Training
Sample Interval Training
Art and Science of Timing
Injury Prevention Essentials
Preventing Overuse Injuries
Warning Signs
Teaching Self-defense
Basic Skills
Safety Cautions
Sparring Without Fear
Source of Fear
Sparring: Why Teach It?
Summer Training Safety
5 Ways to Reduce Heat Related Risk
Avoiding Dehydration
Realistic Form Applications
Introducing Weapon Training
Choosing a Weapon
Introducing the Weapon
Teaching the Basics

Teaching Children
Methods of Learning
Factors Affecting Learning
Asking vs. Telling
Short Attention Spans
Attention Deficit Disorder
Four Symptoms in Detail
Other Personality Traits
Myths about ADD
ADD Facts
Strategies for Improving Behavior
Handling Non-Compliant Children
Reinforcement or Punishment
Using Positive Reinforcement
Giving Directions
Strategies for Long-Term Change
Using Negative Reinforcement
Using Negative Consequences
Promoting Self-discipline
Improving Attention Spans
Learning Disabilities
Dealing with Aggression
Separation Anxiety
Developmental Stages
Ages 4-6
Ages 7-9
Ages 10-12

Class Management
The Ideal Schedule
Setting Objectives
Class Intensity
Class Structure
Teaching New Skills
Introducing Skills
Observational Learning
Teaching Complex Skills
Roll Tape
Educational Goals
Testing Objectives
Effective Promotion Testing

Student Retention
15 Retention Strategies
Preventing Dropouts
Instructor Related Reasons
Staying in Touch
Student Related Reasons
External Factors
Retaining Female Students
Black Belt Retention
Adult Motivation
Analyzing Student Retention
Identifying Causes
Analyzing Trends
Taking Action
Managing Parents

Public Relations
The Value of Publicity
Types of Publicity
The Press Release
The Headline
The Body of the Release
Supporting Materials
Targeting the Right Media
Professional Phone Tips
Power of the Internet
Creating a Professional Image

Low Cost Marketing
Marketing Strategy
Price and Place
Myths of Advertising
Setting Tuition Rates
Summer Survival Tips
Economic Cycles

Hosting a Tournament
Attributes of Success
Selecting the Right Size
Tournament Size Worksheet
Budget Worksheet
Master Timeline
Purchasing Supplies
The Entry Package
Post Event Reporting

Instructor Survival
Managing Change
Defusing Anger
Preventing Burnout
Limited Training Time
Controlling Nervousness
Instructor Assessment

Building Leadership
Building Leadership
Why Hire?
Staff Retention
Staff Positions
Selecting Instructors
Evaluation Scale
Instructor Competence
Outreach Programs
The Benfits
Getting Started
Program Structure
Staff Conflicts
Making it a Success
Branch Schools
Pros and Cons
Choosing a Location
The Teaching Staff

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