All books are in Atrium Society/Martial Arts for Peace Institute® free library, for the curriculums please contact us.


Introductory Curriculum

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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8 Week - 12 Step Program

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Introductory Program. It’s as easy as A. B. C.

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12 Week - 12 Step Program

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MAP S.T.A.R.S. A 12 Week-12 Step-Level Two Life Skills Program

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Award ImageRecipient of the Silver Benjamin Franklin Award
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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Award ImageRecipient of the GOLD Benjamin Franklin Award

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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ENFRENTANDO LA ESPADA DE DOBLE FILO

EL ARTE DEL KARATE PARA JOVENES

Este libro está dedicado a los jóvenes que han sido intimidados y se han sentido atrapados entre su deseo de venganza y el deseo de resolver las cosas pacíficamente. Este libro también está dedicado a los padres, maestros y consejeros que quieren ayudar a los jóvenes a entender sus sentimientos violentos y hacer frente a éstos en formas más humanas y sanas.

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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!

“Thank you for EYE OF THE HURICANE: We are unaware of any other resources which address the concept of using the martial arts for peaceful purposes…We are pleased that at last someone has presented a healthier view of karate for children, and for their concerned parents.”
- Hampton Educational Center, Grand Rapids, MN

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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

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

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Do I Have a Bully Buddy in My Brain? Can I make the Bully my Buddy?

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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

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A curriculum for young people ages 6 to 9

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Respect: The Act that Conquers Fear

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

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Respect: The Act that Conquers Fear

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A curriculum for young people ages 10 to 13

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Respect: The Act that Conquers Fear

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

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Respect: The Act that Conquers Fear

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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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