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Martial Arts for Peace

An internationally Acclaimed Award–Winning Conflict Education – Character Development – Life Skills Program

Specializing in Bully Prevention


Endorsed by:

  • National PTA
  • Scouting Magazine – Boy and Girl Scouts of America
  • NEA – National Education Association
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids
  • Educators for Social Responsibility
  • Mothering Magazine - to name only a few

A special note from Dr. Terrence Webster-Doyle

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INTRODUCTION TO THE MARTIAL ARTS FOR PEACE LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM

Career Opportunity (PDF)

Below are our two Introductory Programs. You are welcome to download these special programs. For other curriculum below you will need to contact us.

The MAP S.T.A.R.S. 8 Week - 12 Step Introductory Program (PDF)

The MAP S.T.A.R.S. 12 Week – 12 Step Program (PDF)

What is Martial Arts for Peace®?

Martial Arts for Peace® is a Conflict Education and Character Development Life Skills Program for young people and adults that teaches how to cope with bullying and gain the social skills for ethical relationships.

Our books and programs are designed to help you train young people to resolve conflict before physical violence occurs, giving them the skills and confidence to stop being bullied.

Our pioneering program benefits your community in 2 ways.

  1. It immediately helps children cope with a growing social problem — bullying.
  2. As these children grow up, it helps them avoid and reduce the teenage violence that is becoming one of America's, and the world's greatest concerns.

The Intention of the Martial Arts for Peace® Association

The intention of the Martial Arts for Peace® Association is to bring together people and resources that give an intelligent perspective to the Martial Arts and to disseminate thought-provoking and insightful information about its creative aspects through literature, video tapes, classes, workshops and conferences.

The primary interest of the Martial Arts for Peace® Association is to bring about an understanding of the Martial Arts as a beneficial endeavor people can practice for health and well being.

The current publicized image of the Martial Arts as a violent, military discipline is not a true representation of what is, in essence, a means through which one can come to understand and creatively deal with conflict. The Martial Arts can give the student the opportunity to understand himself. In understanding oneself the student comes in direct contact with the origin of conflict, the foundation of violence. This coming into contact with oneself is the primary reason why serious people study the Martial Arts.

The intelligent practice of the Martial Arts can benefit people in a variety of ways. The Martial Arts is not only an excellent form of physical conditioning and an exciting and challenging recreational way to enhance agility and strength through an athletic endeavor, but also an ethical approach to conflict resolution in that it can be an effective way to dispel harmful aggression by developing the confidence to neutralize hostility by non-belligerent, alternative means.

Why don't the conventional approaches to resolving conflict work?

Because the conventional approaches do not take into consideration what the primary factors are in creating conflict, that is, in the way humans have been conditioned to think and act.

Our programs and books are different from others in that we are trying to address conflict before it begins. To understand and prevent conflict before it occurs is the goal of MAP.

How does Martial Arts for Peace® address bullying?

If a child is taught only physical self-defense, does he or she have the skills to avoid and resolve conflict before it becomes a physical confrontation?

In other words, do you think that somehow a young person has the sophisticated skills and presence of mind to understand and avoid conflict and the ability to use clever verbal skills as a means of self-protection (what I would call "Martial Art Mental Self-Defense™") to resolve conflict peacefully if they only practice defending themselves physically? Generally this is not the case.

Physical self-defense is just that—and can be employed only when it becomes a physical confrontation. That is not to say that physical skills are not important. On the contrary, they are very important because they give the student the foundation of confidence not to react unnecessarily to a fight or flight situation, to then have the presence of mind to use their first two "lines of defense"—to avoid and resolve conflict by nonphysical means. But physical self-defense is by itself only one small part of a martial art. The first two "lines of defense" need to be learned and practiced equally along with the physical.

Martial Arts for Peace® is a comprehensive program that addresses violence first by educating students to the A.B.C.s of Self Defense™ – Avoid, Bargain, Control.

Thereby giving them the complete tools to cope with conflict through being able to first prevent it and then to resolve it though by nonviolent means, and if all else fails, have the confidence to protect oneself through the humane application of physical self-defense skills.

Martial Arts for Peace®, then helps young people understand the basic factors that create conflict by bullying – individually and socially. The program then includes two sections under Character Development that help young people to gain intelligent social skills and an understanding of the underlying factors that prevent peaceful relationships.

When I speak to children in martial arts schools around the world I tell them to learn what I call the "3P's" which means:

  • Prevent a fight from happening by avoiding it
  • Prepare to use your brain instead of your fists to resolve it
  • Protect yourself by learning how to fight so you don't have to

But this means that as martial arts instructors we take a more comprehensive view of the martial arts as an education in conflict for our students, especially our young students, so they can understand and resolve conflict nonviolently—which is what the martial arts is really all about. This is our ultimate goal and why the martial arts can play a tremendous role in society in addressing the #1 social issue of violence facing our children and us.

Putting aside the tournaments and the sports aspect of the martial arts, which has a place, can we see that these arts were primarily developed to educate and protect ourselves and our children from harm, to find peaceful ways to relate to each other? And can we see that learning these arts in this manner can help us cope not only with the school yard bully but also with the bullying that occurs domestically, socially and internationally?

How can Martial Arts for Peace® help me?

Martial Arts for Peace®, because it is a complete approach to understanding and resolving conflict, helps one to have the skills to survive in an increasingly changing and challenging world.

  MAP Resources (Internationally Acclaimed Award-Winning Books & Curricula)


Martial Arts School Owners

  • Increase School enrollment and retention through incorporating “Mental Martial Arts” programs addressing important issues like bullying, character development, conflict education, prejudice and conditioning.
  • Create greater public exposure – show your community how the martial arts develop good character and resolve conflict peacefully.
  • Create a parent/student school bonding that fosters a long-term study at your school.
  • Introduce your students to unique Character Development – Conflict Education resources that will enhance their understanding of the martial arts that are for peace.

Martial Arts Instructors

  • Teach internationally acclaimed award winning martial arts “mental self-defense” programs that help young people to:
    • Resolve conflict
    • Build character
    • Create Peace
  • Teach your parents “How to Bully Proof Your Child at Home” with Dr. Webster-Doyle’s Martial Arts Guide for Parents book

Martial Arts Students

Young Person

  • Learn how to Defeat the Bully – The Smart Way - using the “12 Ways to Walk Away with Confidence™”
  • Understand how to get real power without fighting or getting hurt!
  • Learn what “Fighting the Invisible Enemy” is!
  • Go on a Martial Arts for Peace journey into what “Empty Self” means!

Adult

  • Understanding the Psychosomatic intent of the martial arts can help you:
  • Understand fear
  • Put aside that which prevents peace
  • Understand the conditioned mind that creates conflict – individually and globally
  • Understand what the fundamental intent of all martial arts, that of “empty self,” means in daily life

Law Enforcement

  • Learn “Mental Martial Arts” skills to subdue the potential aggressor without the need for physical restraint
  • A. R. M. yourself with the Martial Arts for Peace® Program:
    • Avoid – conflict by understanding its causes
    • Resolve – conflict by nonviolent verbal alternatives
    • Manage – Conflict by controlling aggression through turning a potentially threatening situation into a more peaceful one

Public and Private School Teachers

  • Supplement your reading curriculum using internationally acclaimed, award winning Martial Arts for Peace books in your classroom that teach young people to:
    • Cope with bullying
    • Build character
    • Create excellent values and manners
    • Learn a discipline that requires patience and effort, that helps to control emotions

School Administrators

  • Create an after school martial arts program that helps young people to successfully cope with bullying
  • Educate your community to a program that teaches conflict education, character development and life skills
  • Introduce your staff to a unique Martial Arts for Peace curriculum that fosters resolving conflict peacefully – one that is not only educational but also fun

Parents

  • Learn to help “Bully Proof Your Child at Home” using Dr. Webster-Doyle’s Martial Arts Guide for Parents book developed with over 40 years of experience in the martial arts, education and psychology.
  • Help your children learn clear and disciplined guidelines of behavior in a martial arts school that teaches Dr. Webster-Doyle’s Bully Buster System™ and the Dr. Webster-Doyle’s Character for Kids Program™
  • Work with your child’s school teachers and martial arts instructors in teaching your children “Mental Martial Arts” as well as the physical martial arts

Counselors

  • Help young people creatively cope with bullying before it becomes a conflict
  • Help young people develop clear and strong guidelines of behavior through a unique approach to martial arts training – Martial Arts for Peace®.

Interested individuals and organizations

Learn the Martial Arts for Peace® Program that teaches young people and adults about the causes of conflict as well as resolving it with verbal skills before it becomes a conflict.

A Message from Dr. Webster-Doyle

The martial arts have a tremendously creative potential for teaching young people to resolve conflict peacefully and create fine moral character. Society is crying out for help in these troubled times, and the martial arts can be an intelligent and effective way to prepare our children to cope with today's challenges.

To meet these urgent personal and social challenges of increased violence and the deterioration of ethical values, we need a different education beyond the teaching of academics, one that can teach our children the skills to resolve conflict and build character. Martial Arts for Peace can be this education for peace and social understanding.

If they are to meet this obligation, martial arts schools of the 21st century will need highly trained Martial Arts for Peace Educators who have the necessary skills and resources to prepare their students to cope with these challenges. New Martial Arts for Peace training programs and innovative Martial Arts for Peace curricula will need to be developed in the evolution of these arts from self-defense and competitive sport to the greater mission of a peaceful and spiritual discipline that can address the social and individual ills of humankind.

Martial Arts for Peace® can teach the virtues of compassion, love, wisdom and respect, and the fine qualities that build a strong and honorable character in young people so that they may contribute to creating a more peaceful and gentler world. The original martial arts of peace that became, over time, the arts of war have paradoxically the transformative potential to again be peaceful and healing arts but only with the right vision and the right means to carry out this vision.

We have to begin educating ourselves to be Martial Artists for Peace® to make our dreams - our visions - a reality. It is those visionaries who put their dreams into practice who will elevate the martial arts to their rightful place in the education of our children and in society as a means to resolve conflict, build character, and create peace.

Martial Arts for Peace founder earns "Distinguished Service Award"

A message from Linda Lee Cadwell

When Bruce Lee began writing articles in the 1960s about his way of martial arts, he was regarded with great skepticism. Thousands of years of martial arts tradition had preceded this young upstart who dared to write.

The classical man is just a bundle of routine, ideas and tradition. When he acts, he is translating every living moment in terms of the old.

Bruce was branded a nonconformist, a rebel, an iconoclast and a heretic. But over the years, as more of his writings were released, it became clear that he was a thinker beyond his time. Now years after his death, many of his ideas, both technical and philosophical, are quoted as the source of modern teaching.

Similarly, Dr. Terrence Webster-Doyle dares to break with tradition by telling young people that to live in a peaceful world they must learn to use their intelligence to break the bonds of fear, hate and violence.

The books of Dr. Terrence Webster-Doyle are the first attempt I have seen to explain to young people and adults the concept of martial arts as a peaceful, nonviolent "way of life" and to give students the tools to accomplish that goal.

Too often the study of martial arts is thought of solely as the learning of combative techniques for the purpose of physically conquering another human being. With physical skills as a base, the martial artist develops the confidence to use psychological and sociological self-defense skills, which enable him or her to deal with the fears and challenges of everyday life. This is what Dr. Webster-Doyle terms resolving conflict peacefully through nonviolent alternatives.

We don't have to look further than our newspapers and television to know the world is overrun with violence. The attitude that war and cruelty have been going on since time began is the chain that binds us to the Ancient Warrior. The enemy is ritualistic thinking that limits and narrows our vision. As Dr. Webster-Doyle tells us in his writing, rituals can create a framework that imprisons us and blocks awareness of what is really happening. In today's world, the tradition that imprisons us all is sadly a tradition of violence; from the heinous acts of one individual upon another to the global tensions that threaten daily to erupt, human history has conditioned us to accept violence as a means to resolve conflict.

The goal of Dr. Webster-Doyle's programs is to give young people the physical training that engenders confidence not to react in a confrontational manner, while teaching them to understand the roots of conflict within themselves, so that they may become influential in creating peace. Even a small stone dropped into a pond creates ripples that travel far. Each student that reads Dr. Webster-Doyle's books is fertile ground to absorb the seeds of thought that are planted within their pages.

One cannot stress enough how important these lessons are for the development of individuals at peace with themselves, for harmonious relationships, for respect between nations, and tolerance between cultures.

Please study these books with care and prepared to be enlightened.

- Excerpted from the Foreword of BREAKING THE CHAINS OF THE ANCIENT WARRIOR: Tests of Wisdom for Young Martial Artists

The Founder of Martial Arts for Peace

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Terrence Webster-Doyle, the Director of the Atrium Society/ Martial Arts for Peace Institute, is an author and educator who has a Ph.D. in Health and Human Services, a Master's degree in psychology, a life-time secondary and community college teaching credential and draws on many years of experience in conflict education and the martial arts.

He holds a sixth-degree Black Belt in the Art of Karate and is the author of over 60 internationally acclaimed award winning literary works that are used across the U.S. and worldwide. He is the recipient of the prestigious Martial Arts Industry Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contributions in the education of children in the martial arts in resolving conflict peacefully. Dr. Webster–Doyle is the creator of the specially designed Youth Peace Literacy Child Safe Program called S.O.S. – Self Options Self-defense — an age appropriate, developmentally sound, non-lethal integrated system of humane physical and mental martial arts self-defense skills where young people can develop an overall confidence to cope successfully with being bullied on the playground to prevent it from leading to bullying on the battlefield.

We have just completed training our Israeli and Palestinian Karate Instructors in your "Character for Kids" program and are using your book "Fighting the Invisible Enemy" to teach our young brown and black belts about understanding the effects of conditioning. Some of our instructors actually risk their lives to teach this peace enhancing material, as the bullies in our region are real terrorists …the ones you only read about. There is no doubt that this is tremendous step for such a violent region where hatred, violence and distrust is the norm."
    – Sensei Danny Hakim – Founder – Chief Instructor of Budo for Peace, Israel – working with Israeli and Palestinian children of war teaching them martial arts that are for peace.

[Dr. Webster- Doyle is an] eloquent leader of the movement to combine principles of education, psychology, and the martial arts to teach young people to resolve conflict peacefully."
    – Dr. Lawrence Shapiro of the Center for Applied Psychology

The book, "Why is Everybody Always Picking on Us?” explores the roots of prejudice. I don't think I've seen another book like it. How wonderful if this book could be used in one's social studies classroom! I have learned where prejudice begins, how it is created, how it is perpetuated, and how it can be resolved. This book looks at stereotypes, bigotry, discrimination, scapegoating, racism, and more. It is a wonderfully comprehensive manual for young people and adults alike on understanding our conditioning and the root of prejudice."
    – American Pride Through Education

Helps young people deal with conflict and violence by describing practical skills for Peace."
    – Holistic Education Review

Ten time Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

MA Success Article:

Dr. Terrence Webster-Doyle, Martial Arts for Peace Founder, earns MAIA's "Distinguished Service Award"

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Article from the Journal of Asian Martial Arts

This article was done in 1997. Since then the insights into Martial Arts for Peace have developed beyond what has been written in this article.

Article from the Journal of Asian Martial Arts – Volume 6 – Number 2 – 1997

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Martial Arts for Peace video

Please note: This 14 minute video made in the early history of the Atrium Society takes approximately 10 seconds to begin, so please be patient. Thank you. (When this video was taken in 1985 the name of the martial art was called Take Nami Do Karate which has been changed to Martial Arts for Peace since then).

The following are our Introductory Programs and books, which are downloadable below. If you would like to download our Curriculums, please contact us for login information.


Introductory Programs

12 Ways to Walk away with confidence

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Martial Arts for Peace Life Skills for Kids Program™

For ages 8–14

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12 Ways to act with Respect

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A specially designed program to help young people live with care and respect for others.

For ages 8–14

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Named one of the 10 best books by the Omega New Age Directory

Why is everybody always picking on me?

a guide to handling bullies

Lively color illustrations, exciting stories, and practical tips and role-playing exercises help give children the tools to avoid being victimized.

  • Cope with the "Schoolyard Bully"!
  • Stop bullies by using the "School of No Sword"!
  • Gain the confidence to win without fighting!

This book is also for adults searching for constructive ways to help young people peacefully confront hostile aggression. Illustrated by award-winning artist, Rod Cameron.

"Webster-Doyle's insight is that by recognizing, understanding, and accepting our violent tendencies, we can avoid acting them out. These new books are good for teachers and parents of school children who need appropriate language and activites to help children deal with their feelings and the violence-provoking parts of their environment. To this reviewer, they are realistic and practical."
- YOUNG CHILDREN, Magazine of the National Association for the Education of Young Children

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Why is everybody always picking on Us?

Understanding The Roots of Prejudice

The first book of its kind to explore the roots of prejudice. For young people ages 8-14 who are interested in understanding how prejudice is created, through conditioned thinking. This book offers:

  • Insights into what motivates prejudice
  • Insights to understand prejudice and its consequences
  • Ways to help young people free themselves of prejudice

This book is also for adults to help young people see how conditioning and prejudice affect us all.

Illustrated by Award-winning artist, Rod Cameron.

"This book , ‘Why is Everybody Always Picking on Us?’ explores the roots of prejudice. I don't think I've seen another book like it. This book looks at stereotypes, bigotry, discrimination, scapegoating, racism, and more.  How wonderful if this book could be used in one's social studies classroom!” – American Pride Through Education

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Tug of war

PEACE THROUGH UNDERSTANDING CONFLICT

This book is for all children interested in a peaceful world - and in understanding the forces that cause conflict, both in personal relationships and across the globe. Tug of War describes ...

  • What the roots of war are.
  • How we create "The Enemy".
  • A new way to handle violence.

This book is also for adults to help young people gain the skills to successfully cope with individual and global violence.

Illustrated by award-winning artist, Rod Cameron.

"The book excels at helping children understand how conflict works within themselves. Tug of War offers engaging exercises that enhance a child's ability to understand the world. These exercises inspire self-observation, and the drawings of award-winning illustrator Rod Cameron enliven the book."

- FORUM - Newsletter of Educators for Social Responsibility, Cambridge, Massachusettes, USA

"I realize Tug of War's urgency for every child and adult—especially at this moment of unrest. My daughter couldn't stop reading it!"

- Marina Dubrovskaya, Assistant Director, Department of Sociology, Library of Foreign Literature, Moscow

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Fighting the invisible enemy

understanding the effects of conditioning

This book helps young people see how preconditioned thinking and actions - behavior influenced by war toys, violent television, gender stereotypes, racial prejudice, peer pressure and more - can lead to division and violence. This book explores:

  • What conditioning is and how it can make you act like a robot!
  • What made the boy think he could fly like Superman!
  • How war is created by the way we think.
  • Creative, nonviolent alternatives to fighting.

This book is also for adults concerned about the psychological welfare of young people.

Illustrated by award-winning artist, Rod Cameron.

Fighting the Invisible Enemy – Understanding the Effects of Conditioning was translated into Russian and serialized into the leading Russian teacher’s magazine and distributed to all schools in that country.

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OPERATION WARHAWKS

HOW YOUNG PEOPLE BECOME WARRIORS

This book helps young people to understand what creates war and to see that being a warrior is not a humane and healthy way to resolve conflict. Operation Warhawks is full of information about how to create a more intelligent and peaceful world.

This book also helps young people to understand the conditioning that goes into creating a Warrior Robot that will kill on command.

Illustrated by award-winning artist, Rod Cameron.

“Every publication from the pen of this author should make a significant contribution to peace within and without. Highly recommended!" —

- New Age Publishers and Retailers Alliance Trade Journal.

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FACING THE DOUBLE EDGED SWORD

THE ART OF KARATE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

This book is for young people interested in finding nonviolent solutions to conflict! It is filled with exciting stories about Karate, and explains ...

  • What a great Master of Karate does with an umbrella.
  • How to stop a bully from hurting you.
  • How to get Real Power.
  • This book is for adults too!

Facing the Double Edged Sword can help parents, teachers, and counselors who are searching for healthy and humane ways for young people to cope with conflict.

Illustrated by award-winning artist, Rod Cameron.

"Facing the Double-Edged Sword is excellent for young readers...your analysis and definitions of various Karate terms and philosophical discussions about nonviolence are superb." - Craig L. Gilley, Instructor Yakima School of Karate, Washington

"Facing the Double-Edged Sword is the best volume I have ever seen written to appeal to the young mind. It encourages understanding of aggression without glorifying it. - Sensei Kraxberger, Kenpo Karate School of Self Defense, Oregon

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Martial Arts Masters

BLACK BELT WARRIORS FOR PEACE

This book is about martial arts that are for peace.

It will teach you to resolve conflict peacefully, which is the true intent of all martial arts. It will also introduce you to the Martial Arts Code of Conduct, which all martial artists for peace have to understand in order to master these arts.

As you come to understand, your life will change for the better. This is because the martial arts that are for peace are meant to help you in your everyday life...

  • To resolve conflict
  • To build character
  • To create peace.

"Helps young people deal with conflict and violence by describing practical skills for peace." - Holistic Education Review

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BREAKING THE CHAINS OF THE ANCIENT WARRIORS

TESTS OF WISDOM FOR YOUNG MARTIAL ARTISTS

Inspirational stories for martial arts students presenting tests of wisdom involving attributes including...

  • Honor
  • Strength
  • Humility
  • Peaceful conflict resolution
  • Love.

Each test contributes to character development.

"The books of Dr. Webster-Doyle are the first attempt I have seen to explain to young people and adults the concept of martial arts as a peaceful, nonviolent 'way of life' and to give students the tools to accomplish this goal." - Linda Lee Cadwell

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Eye of the hurricane

Tales of the Empty-Handed Masters

Can you discover the secret in the riddle of the Empty-Handed Masters?

"What is it that...
You cannot see if you look,
You cannot hear if you listen
You cannot take hold of if you grasp,
Is silent when you speak,
Speaks when you are silent,
And you can only have when you don't want it?"

If you can discover the secret of this riddle, you will discover how the Martial Arts can become a way to Peace!

Dr. Terrence Webster-Doyle demonstrates convincingly how conventional instruction in martial arts—focused on physical skill 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, young people can learn to deal with threatening situations powerfully and effectively, without resorting to physical violence.

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Flight of the Golden Eagle

Tales of the Empty-Handed Masters

How does your Martial Arts training help you to understand the mysterious teaching of the Empty-Handed Masters?

"Teacher, I have no peace of mind. Please help me to calm my mind."
"Student, will you bring your mind here so I can calm it for you?"
"Yes, but when I look for it, I can't seem to find it!"
"There, you see. I've calmed your mind already!"
"Teacher, how is that you always think so clearly?"
"I close my eyes," the Teacher responded.

If you understand this then you too will be an Empty-Handed Master.

This book's intent is to help create an understanding of the Martial Arts as a way to peace. Adults reading it together with young people can assist them in their education about relationship - what it means to live with dignity, caring and beauty in their daily lives.

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Maze of the Fire Dragon

Tales of the Empty-Handed Masters

Can you escape the Maze of the Fire Dragon? Here is a puzzle for you to figure out:

"You are caught in a maze of never-ending passages. Behind and gaining on you is a Fire Dragon! In front of you, down dark passages, around every corner, are unknown dangers. It is certain that you will be burnt up by the Fire Dragon coming from behind if you cannot escape. So what can you do to avoid being devoured?"

Solve this puzzle and you will understand the most powerful force in all Martial Arts training. Are you ready for an adventure?

"To say that I am pleased and delighted with the context and content of your literature is a complete and total understatement. The fact is, your writings are so unique and different from the average information on the market, that I find myself reading and rereading it for new and refreshing insights."

- C. Morgan Becker, Head Instructor Ho Ban (Lake House) Tang Soo Do Dojang
San Antonio, Florida, USA

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My First Martial Arts Book

Putting My Shoes By the Door, Just So

For Children 4-8, this book explains the basic concepts of the martial arts, as well as showing what it is like to be a part of a class. A wonderful first book on the Martial Arts for young people.

 

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Respect

The Martial Arts Code of Conduct

This latest book in the award-winning Martial Arts for Peace series teaches young people ages 6 to 9 about Respect, one of the most important goals of the Martial Arts Code of Conduct.

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Dr. Webster-Doyle's Martial Arts Guide for Parents

Helping Your Children Resolve Conflict Peacefully

As a response to young people being victimized by bullies, more and more parents are choosing to enroll their children in martial arts schools. But are these schools really teaching children what they need to understand and resolve conflict peacefully? We want our children to be safe. We want them to be self-confident and capable. We want them to acquire good values, to respect themselves and others, and to act with kindness and integrity in their relationships.

Dr. Webster-Doyle 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 awhole martial art, one that teaches how to avoid and therefore prevent conflict, young people can learn to deal with threatening situations powerfully and effectively, without resorting to physical violence. Included in the text are mental martial arts skills, a chart of nonviolent alternatives, active family role-plays, and other creative activities that parents and children can work through together. Both parents and their children will discover ways to deal peacefully with violence that are surprisingly simple, satisfying to practice, and immediately useful.

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Karate

the Art of Empty Self

"Karate—The Art of Empty Self is a mindful contemplation that presents only a few sentences on each of its 90 or so pages, making each page like a work of art to be savored slowly."
- John White, YOGA JOURNAL

The Art of Karate is a mirror reflecting the root of fear, which is the destructive division brought about by the image of ourselves. This division is the basis of psychological conflict. Because of the confident and trusting environment fostered by the Art of Karate, the student has the opportunity to allow this conflict, with its aggression and tension, to surface into the light of awareness. Allowing this fundamental conflict to be observed, without any action to change it, is the essence of "empty self" and the heart of the Art of Karate.

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One Encounter One Chance

The Essence of the Art of Karate

"One Encounter, One Chance is terrific. It is one of the highest quality and integrity and it speaks eloquently to moral and ethical concerns."
- George Leonard, Contributing Editor, Esquire, and author of
Walking on the Edge of the World, The Silent Pulse, The Transformation, and Mastery

"One Encounter One Chance is a wonderful work of art (personally I think you should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize)."
- Michael McGinty, Shotokan Karate Ballyboofey, County Donegal, Ireland

This book takes a fresh look at the traditional principles of Karate, and especially a concept fundamental to all martial arts—that of the "empty self." It asks readers to let go of preconceptions of Karate as merely a system of self-defense techniques and to realize the true intentions of this remarkable martial art: a means for self-understanding and for peaceful resolution of conflict.

 

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Below are our Curricula. If you would like to download any of our curricula here please contact us.


Defeat The Bully Without fighting

Curriculum

A Special Curriculum for Martial Arts Instructors to Help Young People Cope with Bullying

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Respect – The Act that Prevents Prejudice

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A Special Curriculum for Martial Arts Instructors on Understanding the Roots of Prejudice

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Respect: The Martial Arts Code of Conduct Master Curriculum

Master Curriculum

A Special Curriculum for Martial Arts Instructors to Help Young People to Act with Respect

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Respect: The Martial Arts Code of Conduct Mini Curriculum

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A Special Mini-Curriculum for Martial Arts Instructors To Help Students Act with Respect

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Respect: The Act that Conquers Fear

Curriculum

A curriculum for young people ages 6 to 9

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Respect: The Act that Conquers Fear

Curriculum teachers guide

A Teacher's Guide for the curriculum ages 6 to 9

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Respect: The Act that Conquers Fear

Curriculum

A curriculum for young people ages 10 to 13

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Respect: The Act that Conquers Fear

Teachers guide

A Teacher's Guide for the curriculum for young people ages 10 to 13

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Respect: The Act that Conquers Fear

Workbook

A Special Workbook for Ages 10 -13

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Respect: The Act of Being Kind to Myself

Ages 9-14

A Special Curriculum to Help Young People Understand the Inner Bully

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Martial Arts Manners

twelve lessons age 8-14

A Special Guide for Parents To Teach at the Martial Arts School

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STRANGER HEIGHTENED AWARENESS RESPONSE PROGRAM™

Twelve ways to sharpen stranger awareness

"Do's" and "Don'ts" for Staying Safe! A Martial Arts for Peace Life Skills for Kids Program™

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P.A.L.S. Life Skills

Ages 8 to 12

Twelve personal, social, coping skills Martial Arts for Peace Life Skills for Kids Program™

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R & R Rights and Responsibilities

Ages 10 to 13

A Martial Arts for Peace Life Skills for Kids Program™

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MAP STARS

Twelve Lessons – Ages 8 to 16

Martial Arts for Peace Safe Training Awareness Response System - a Special Youth-At-Risk Curriculum to Help Young People Understand and Cope with Bullying

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Understanding What Prevents Peace A - For young students

Curriculum a for young students

A Martial Arts Education for Peace Curriculum For Young Students

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Understanding What Prevents Peace B - for older students

Curriculum b for older students

A Martial Arts Education for Peace Curriculum For Older Students

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