Synopses & Reviews
The Martial Art Code of Conduct is a system of social skills conducive to living a life of peace and good will. Although it may seem odd to teach these together with the physical arts of self-defense, the Code is, in fact, the foundation of all martial arts, whose ultimate goal is properly to help prevent conflict. Cultivating these skills reduces the chance that young people will react out of fear to threatening situations, such as being bullied; combined with the confidence that comes from knowing how to protect themselves, the skills taught in this book can help young people understand and resolve conflict peacefully. A corollary, but equally important goal is helping both children and parents understand the difference between the often violent portrayal of martial arts in the popular media, and the true spirit and goals of martial arts practice.
This book in the award-winning Martial Arts for Peace™ series teaches young people aged 4 to 9 about Respect, one of the most important goals of the Martial Arts Code of Conduct.
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.