One of the biggest challenges to becoming a successful martial arts instructor is keeping your students motivated. Countless repetitions of basic techniques are vital to building competent skills; however, they often become tiresome and boring to children. It’s time to increase student retention rates, and make learning fun!

This manual contains 59 highly creative, fun, and exciting games and activities that have broad appeal to train and entertain young students between 4 and 16 years of age, regardless of style or rank. These creative games are presented in 7 main categories:

  • Kick / Punch Games
  • Balance Beam Activities
  • Blocker Games
  • Mat Activities
  • Sparring Games
  • Relay Races
  • Miscellaneous Activities

Lawrence Mark Vellucci has studied the martial arts for over 25 years, and has attained the rank of Renshi, a sixth-degree Black Belt in Shorin Ryu Karate. He also lived, trained, and studied in Okinawa and Japan for seven years. Renshi Vellucci is a professional martial arts instructor who currently resides in Redmond, Oregon, with his wife and family.

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