Book Review: Teaching Martial Arts, The Way of the Master

Sang H Kim, PHD. Thistle Press, 1997

Dr Kim is an author of at least 7 martial art books and 40 instructional video tapes. He holds master rankings in Taekwondo, Hapkido, Junsado and Kumdo. This book details everything from the abstract nature of martial arts to the essence of teaching, how to develop classes, what teaching methods are effective through to the qualities of a good instructor. There is also a bonus section on launching a martial arts school. This book’s foundation is spot on however I found the insight to be at a basic level.