Effective Teaching for the Martial Arts Instructor

This one is for the martial arts instructors who want to have students pass their tests because they deserve to move up in rank and not have the student move up in rank simply because they are still around.   Personally, I make my students earn their rank, and the test is simply the last…

Why your Kung Fu Kwoon is a Non Profit Venture

Like most Kung Fu instructors, my kung fu club is small, and never seems to grow beyond that small but dedicated base of students. In spite of many attempts, I find as many other instructors of the Chinese Martial Arts that I never seem to crack that invisible wall of twenty students.   I wish I…

More Psuedo Masters

Okay, maybe this is a knee jerk “shoot myself in the foot” type of reation, but I cannot let some stupidity go. I have been trying, for just over one year to begin a kung fu club at the Watauga Community Center. I have been unable to get their highly qualified staff to show the…

Modern Students and Instructors

There are many modern martial artists who love nothing more than to speak ill of modern martial arts students. I do not like to follow this line of thinking. But, for the purposes of discussion, (feel free to email and discuss any topics with me, as some of you already do), I am going to…

Fraud

Most martial arts instructors have their hearts in the right place. They are teaching the martial arts out of a genuine love for the martial arts, and a heartfelt need to share this wonderful gift with others.  There are, however, many frauds out there. If one is not careful, these people will rob you blind….