Their are many martial arts books outlining the basics of about any martial art you could wish to learn, but Lawrence A. Kane's Martial Arts Instruction: Applying Educational Theory And Communication Techniques In The Dojo is different from the rest. Lawrence A. Kane is a man who has taught and created martial arts classes and business seminars, and who focuses on the teacher of martial arts as much as the technique. Readers will lern just how to motivate and retain students, optimize time, and adjust to individual learning styles and talents using Martial Arts Instruction: is an informatively instructive and very strongly recomended manual.
Publisher and Chief Reviewer, Heartland Reviews
As popular as martial arts training is and with as many how-to books on self defense that are available, there has been a serious lack of Instructor Manuals. This book closes the gap. Although it is directed primarily toward the so called "Hard Arts" such as karate, much of its material can be used within the context of the "Soft Arts" as well. Having trained over 11,000 self defense students during my career as a self defense instructor, I was very impressed with the way this author used education and management theories to train the trainer. He has an excellent background in all that he writes about and communicates it effectively. His examples are easy to understand and he presents a good taxonomy for training and teaching. I rated this excellent book a solid four hearts.