Martial Arts Teachers on Teaching

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Teaching is an art. Effective martial arts teachers must not only be competent practitioners but must also develop the communication and interpersonal skills of any good teacher. In this collection, twenty-six experienced martial arts teachers discuss the process of learning and teaching a martial art, from the 'nuts and bolts' of teaching technique to the philosophical underpinnings of training.
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Overview

Teaching is an art. Effective martial arts teachers must not only be competent practitioners but must also develop the communication and interpersonal skills of any good teacher. In this collection, twenty-six experienced martial arts teachers discuss the process of learning and teaching a martial art, from the 'nuts and bolts' of teaching technique to the philosophical underpinnings of training.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883319090
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Carol A. Wiley has studied martial arts for fifteen years. She holds a first-degree black belt in aikido and a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do. Editor of Women in the Martial Arts (North Atlantic Books), she lives in Bellevue, Washington.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
One Instructor's Journey 1
Each Sparkling Strand: Honoring the Self as Teacher and Student 8
Adapting Karate Instruction for Learning Styles 18
Reflections on Teaching 30
Finding Your Way: Soft Blocking to the Music 36
To Learn + To Teach = To Know 46
Developing Ki Flow 52
Ishin Den Shin 56
Teaching Children is a Challenge 60
Teaching the Future ... Teaching Martial Arts to Children 64
Reviving the Spirit of Youth 72
Learning From Children: Five Easy Lessons for Teachers 79
Criteria for Martial Arts and Self-Defense Programs 93
Practice Makes Permanent: Scientific Training 98
Communication in the Dojo 109
Authoritarianism in Martial Arts Teaching 113
A Method to Prevent High Dropout Rates Among Beginning Students 119
The University Dojo: Teaching a Traditional Martial Art in a Nontraditional Setting 122
Teaching Martial Arts to Law Enforcement Personnel 131
The Joy in Sharing the Power 142
Women, Martial Arts, and Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse 151
One More Way 164
Openness and Flexibility in Training 172
Sensei-Do: The Do and Do Not of Martial Teaching 178
Martial Arts and the Body-Mind Connection 187
Teaching with Consciousness 193
About the Contributors 200
Notes 210
Books and More Books 213
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