This anthology isn’t a typical “How To” book for teaching martial arts to children. The eight chapters included tend not only to the physical aspects of the instruction of skills, but give special attention to the essential nature of children, their body and minds, and the effects their train have on socialization. In addition, some authors write specifically on the special needs of children with autism, attention deficit, and hyperactivity disorders.
Martial Arts Instruction for Children—Special Concerns for Teachers and Parents
6"x9" 120-page paperback, 65 illustrations
- Psychological and Physical Changes in School-Age Karate Participants: Parental Observations, by Françoise Boudreau, Ph.D., Ralph Folman, M.D., and Burt Konzak, Ph.D.
- Viewing Human Conflict Through the Martial Arts: Interview with Dr. Terrance Webster-Doyle, by Elisa Hendrey, M.A.
- Kon and Haku: The Spirit of Heaven and Earth in Children, by Sakuyama Yoshinaga, B.A., translated by Duncan Robert Mark
- Educating the Mind as Well as the Body Through Martial Arts Training, by Terrence Webster-Doyle, Ph.D.
- Observational Learning in the Martial Art Studio: Instructors as Models of Positive Behaviors, by Anne M.C. Barnfield, Ph.D.
- Information and Strategies for Martial Arts Instructors Working with Children Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, by Eric K. Cooper, Ph.D.
- Reflections on an After-School Literacy Program and the Educational Value of Taekwondo: A Preliminary Analysis, by Derek Van Rheenen, Ph.D.
- Teaching Aikido to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, by Josh Paul, M.A.