(Book) The Martial Arts Parent's Frequently Asked Questions: How to Unlock Your Child's Potential Through Martial Arts
Your child studies martial arts. Maybe you do, too. Maybe you're considering starting. So you have questions. Master Instructor Ryan Andrachik has answers. This handy new manual for performance and parenting answers the questions most frequently asked at his schools, tournaments, and international competitions, including...
* "My daughter is having a bad day and doesn't want to go to class. What should I do?"
* "My child's enthusiasm for martial arts is not blossoming into a real passion. Should we pursue it?"
* "Some of the students at my son's belt level look better than he does. Does the school have him at the right rank?"
* "My son is being bullied. Can you help?"
* "My child wants to quit. Should we let him?"
* "How can I get my child to be more assertive?"
* "Our gear stinks. How do keep it clean?"
* "My school doesn't compete. How do I get them to give us what we need?"
* "I want my children to learn martial arts, and I know it would be good for them. But they don't want to take classes. Should I make them?"
* "How I do know when my child is ready to compete?"
* "My child has special needs, and I'd like him to study martial arts, but does his condition mean he can't do it?"
Presented in a conversational, frank tone, these are lessons you can read in the lobby during your child's martial arts class -- then revisit over a lifetime.
Andrachik has 35 years of experience in various styles. He is a 7th degree black belt in Taekwondo, and is recognized by the World Song Moo Kwan, Kukkiwon and USA Taekwondo. He holds a 4th degree black sash in muay Thai. His Asian Sun Training Centers form Ohio's largest martial arts school. Andrachik is the head instructor of the Asian Sun Competition Team. In 2014, he was inducted into the International Karate and Kickboxing Hall of Fame.
A husband and father, he helps raise four black belts, and is married to a fifth.