When you choose to invest your time and energy into a development program for yourself or your child, you can rest assured this member of the National Association of Professional Martial Artists is one of the most highly qualified and most dedicated professionals in their industry. Our co-authors for this book, Rob Atalick, Robert Blum, Shawn Harvey, David Inman, Joe Borucki, Jon Metcalf, Mike Pace and Eric Williams, are true experts in their field, longtime members of NAPMA and some of the finest human beings it has been my privilege to work with in my position as Chief Operating Officer of this professional association. Not only are these men trained in the martial arts to advanced degrees, they are also trained and certified as martial arts and character development educators. Additionally, they have training in educational methods as well as business management. This means they run a truly professional business and use a curriculum that combines the traditional benefits of martial arts instruction with modern teaching tools and strategies. Your martial arts instruction is in the hands of a true master. This book has been written to explain to students and parents the depth of benefits that martial arts training bring to their lives. There is so much more than kicks and punches involved in the martial arts. Traditionally, this kind of training has included character development and leadership training. It was a sacred honor to be chosen for this kind of training and it came with a responsibility to use it for a higher purpose to serve your fellow human beings.