6623 partnered with Asian Sun Press to produce the excellent new book The Martial Arts Parent’s Frequently Asked Questions: How to Unlock Your Child’s Potential Through Martial Arts.
It’s a parenting and performance manual. It’s motivational literature. It’s easy to read. It’s cheap. It’s useful.
The principal author, Grandmaster Ryan Andrachik, has 35 years of experience in various styles. He’s a 7th-degree Taekwondo black belt, a husband, and a father of four. His school produces a steady stream of USAT/AAU national medalists — six of them were on the floor in a family class the other night. And his son tried out for the USA Taekwondo Olympic team in February 2014, by invitation.
6623 author Ferris co-wrote the book with Andrachik, who is the head of Asian Sun Martial Arts, where Ferris and his family study Taekwondo and Muay Thai. The school’s nine locations comprise Ohio’s largest martial arts school.
Available in paperback and low-cost e-book, the book is a resource for parents who pay for martial arts lessons. It helps maximize their children’s experience with the classes — especially during the tough times when the adult understands the benefits better than their children do.
The book answers a dozen of parents’ most frequently asked questions:
• How to find a good martial arts school.
• What to do if your son wants to quit.
• How you know when your daughter ready to compete.
• How to handle your children when they don’t want to go to class today.
• How to keep their gear clean.
It’s peppered with motivational quotes. But for the most part, it’s like personally talking to a master instructor for a couple hours.
Whether you’re a beginner or black belt, we all need some coaching to achieve our goals.
It happens to all of us: You’re in class or at the school. You have questions. Class ends. You leave the school. And you forget about it until class is back in session. Reading this book keeps the martial-arts part of your brain firing all week long.
The Martial Arts Parent’s Frequently Asked Questions is available at Amazon, select retailers and libraries.
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September 2014 • Paperback $11.99 • e-book $4.99 • 110 pages
10 photos • ISBN-10 0692284095 (paperback)
Sports and Fitness/Martial Arts/Parenting
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We are certified New Hotness: Peter Relic & Dan LeRoy’s awesome new Beastie Boys book hit #1 on a fourth Amazon Kindle Store chart, Hot New Releases in Popular Culture.
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