Teaching Martial Arts: The Way of the Master

A comprehensive handbook for both would-be and experienced instructors, this book details the keys to becoming a successful instructor.
— Taekwondo Times magazine

Teaching Martial Arts: The Way of the Master is the classic text for martial arts instructors. In a revolutionary approach, Sang H. Kim Ph.D has blended his extensive knowledge of martial art training with modern and classical teaching methodology to create a system of teaching martial arts for the 21st century. 

This expanded 2nd edition is filled with practical information to help you lead your students from white belt to black belt and beyond including detailed methods for:

  • planning classes at every skill level 
  • motivating students 
  • organizing seminars and demonstrations 
  • preparing for competitions 
  • reducing dropouts 
  • developing your curriculum
  • teaching children of all ages 
  • effectively using equipment 
  • managing disruptive students 
  • making classes fun and exciting 

BONUS SECTION: Launching a Martial Arts School, a step by step guide to opening your own martial arts school is included in this second edition.

Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Martial Arts Instructor's Desk Reference

Includes updated, revised versions of special reports formerly published by Turtle Press:

  • 250 Ways to Make Classes Fun and Exciting 
  • 100 Low Cost Marketing Ideas 
  • Hosting a Successful Martial Arts Tournament 
  • Teaching Difficult Children 
  • Publicity for the Martial Arts School

The Martial Arts Instructor's Desk Reference is your guide to advanced teaching concepts and martial arts school administration. Author and veteran martial arts instructor 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 specific curriculum elements 
  • combating boredom through hundreds of drills and training ideas 
  • marketing, advertising, publicity, staffing and customer service 
  • instructor training and evaluation 
  • tournament management 

Based on our popular special report series, this book brings together a wide range of essential topics.

Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


If you are thinking of opening a school or just starting a martial arts program of any kind, I would suggest you read this book FIRST! Then keep it handy!
— A. Duke

Low Cost Marketing for the Martial Art School

Pocket-size so you can carry it everywhere!

Grow your martial art school without breaking your budget! The Low Cost Marketing for the Martial Art School handbook is packed with hundreds of free and low cost marketing ideas on a wide variety of topics including:

ADVERTISING: 42 ways to pump up your ads
PROMOTION: 25 ways to promote your events
PUBLICITY: 21 ways to master public relations
IMAGE BUILDING: 28 ways to polish your image
NICHE BUILDING: 17 ways to establish your speciality
CUSTOMER SERVICE: 30 ways to provide awesome service
SERVICE BUILDING: 20 ways to improve your staff
ONLINE TOOLS: 38 ways to power up your website
STUDENT RECRUITING: 23 ways to bring students in the door
STUDENT RETENTION: 28 long-term student retention tools
MERCHANDISING: 20 keys to generating product sales

BONUS: Discover how to create a professional marketing plan

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Drills for Grapplers

DRILLS FOR: Strength * Speed * Coordination * Timing * Flexibility * Balance * Gripping * Footwork * Position * Control * Locking * Throwing * Transitions * Hold Downs * Pinning * Falling * Randori * Medicine Ball * Crash Pad * Games for Kids * Elite Level Drills * Group Drills * Solo Drills * Partner Drills

Training Drills And Games You Can Do On The Mat For Jujitsu, Judo And Submission Grappling

In Drills for Grapplers, Coach Steve Scott teaches you his favorite drills for judo, jujitsu, sambo, submission grappling, mixed martial arts and other submission grappling sports. 

You get both fitness drills to improve your strength, stamina, coordination, speed and flexibility and skill drills to work specific grappling skills like footwork, position, control, gripping, throwing, locking, pinning, falling, transitions, free practice (randori) and an aggressive attitude. 

With group, partner and solo drills for beginners and elite athletes, kids and adults, you're sure to find new and exciting ways to practice on the mat. In addition to explaining how to do each drill, the purpose of the drill and the recommended skill and age level, Coach Scott shares tips on organizing your practice sessions, sample workouts by skill level and goal, fitness for grapplers and training rules. 

Take your training sessions to the next level with drills used by elite fighters. With over 50 drills specifically for grapplers, this is a great reference for both athletes and coaches. 

Author: Steve Scott

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Martial Arts Drills

I’ve used some of the drills and the students all enjoyed them.
— Sifu Bates

Looking for martial arts drills? Martial Art Drills has over 300 martial arts drills and games for individuals, partners and groups. 

This concise e-book is divided into six categories, making it easy to quickly find the type of drill, game or idea you're looking for:

  1. Conditioning: Fun ways to strengthen, stretch and condition the body
  2. Basic Movements: New ideas to take the repetition out of practice including drills for individuals, partners and groups
  3. Self-Defense: Exciting drills to make self-defense practice more realistic
  4. Forms: Unique ways to reduce boredom on the road to perfection
  5. Sparring: Exciting tips to pump up sparring practice
  6. Mental Training: Unique suggestions for training the mind with the body

Excerpted from the Martial Arts Instructor's Desk Reference 

Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android,


1001 Ways to Motivate Yourself and Others

Inspiration + Practical Applications

Practical strategies for boosting your motivation.
— Bottom Line Business

Motivation is the key to success in life, particularly in the martial arts. Students need motivation to achieve their goals. Instructors need motivation to give their best to every class. And more importantly, every instructor must understand the keys to motivating their students to stay focused and enthusiastic in their daily workouts. 

This book is divided into two types of motivation: the inspiration section, with hundreds of motivational sayings to inspire you and the application section, with hundreds of specific things you can do to get motivated or motivate others. It also includes the theory of motivation and the difference between good and bad methods of motivating others.

Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


The Bare Essentials Guide for Martial Arts Injury Prevention and Care, Second Edition

From the Author, Trish Bare Grounds: "This book is written as a discussion with athletes. All of the technical terms used are defined in easy to understand language so that athletes, instructors and parents can benefit. If you are involved in martial arts or have a son or daughter who is, this book will give you some basic knowledge on preventing and caring for the injuries inherent to the martial arts."

Written in easy to understand language, the Bare Essentials Guide to Martial Arts Injury Care & Prevention addresses important self-care issues for the martial arts athlete including:

  • Stretching: Over 50 essential exercises for building flexibility, preventing common injuries and rehabilitation 
  • Conditioning: Get the facts on using plyometrics, weight training, running, core strengthening, resistive bands, TotalGym and the exercise ball for building strength and speed 
  • Nutrition: Learn to safely cut weight, prevent dehydration, and eat like a champion 
  • Step by step instructions, including photos, for professional athletic taping techniques: ankles, feet, toes, shins, knees, elbows, hip, fingers, and hands
  • First Aid: Ice vs. heat, identifying serious injuries, caring for minor injuries, training precautions when injured or pregnant 
  • Coping with common injuries: Blisters, Ankle Injuries, Back Pain, Knee Injuries, Groin Pulls, Rotator Cuff Pain, Shin Splints, Dehydration, Ahtlete's Foot, Asthma, Concussions, Head Injuries, Bruises and Swelling, Lacerations, Facial Injuries, Hyperextensions, Chronic Injuries, Emergencies
  • Instructors and Coaches: Guidance on developing an Emergency Medical Plan, safety in training and competition, training your staff and building a qualified sports medicine team 

Author: Trish Bare Grounds

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Should be read by all martial art instructors and coaches, and is a handy reference to have at hand in any school
— Alain B. Burrese