Synopses & Reviews
In this enlightening and educational book, readers follow the story of Henry, who enrolls in a martial arts school after being bullied at school. However, this is no ordinary martial arts school, but one that teaches the "Mental Martial Arts" along with physical skills. As Henry strives to become a "Black Belt Warrior for Peace, " he learns the Martial Arts Code of Conduct -- courtesy, honesty, humility -- in all 12 guiding principles for life that all young people should be familiar with. Henry's story demonstrates convincingly how conventional instruction in martial arts -- focused on physical skills only -- is not enough to help young people understand and resolve conflict. However, if they are introduced to a whole martial art, one that teaches how to avoid and therefore prevent conflict, children can learn to deal with threatening situations powerfully and effectively, without resorting to physical violence.
This book will help teach young people such important values as courtesy, kindness, honesty, order, respect, and responsibility. It can also help parents, teachers, counselors, and school administrators who are looking for effective ways to help young people resolve conflict peacefully.
About the Author
Terrence Webster-Doyle is a martial arts sixth-degree black belt, former schoolteacher and administrator, Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Commission task force member, and parent of five daughters. He has written twenty-one internationally acclaimed, award-winning books on conflict education and the martial arts, and is co-founder and director of Martial Arts Partners for Peace.