My purpose of reaching as many people as possible includes writing books. I’m co-author on the following. Please enjoy!

The first book below is Martial Arts for Life, a guide for parents and their children.

The second book is The Professional’s Guide to Self-Growth and is further down the page.

Martial Arts for Life: A Guide for Getting the Most From Your Training for Parents and Practitioners New to Martial Arts

Martial arts can be so much more than kicks and punches. Parents help impact the character of their children when they enroll them in a martial arts training program and know how to guide them.

This book combines the time-tested wisdom of martial arts with the best of learning science to produce a guide to help you and your children get more enjoyment while they develop the qualities that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

Written using stories and practical advice, parents will find this book easy to read and full of wisdom for helping their child become more kind, brave, disciplined, respectful, and successful.

The chapters cover the time before training begins, training for the first belt, and continuing forward with the next. 

Each chapter begins with a story, explores the meaning of the story, explains key principles, and ends with a personal essay from a young martial artist.

Twenty-two skills and qualities are described, with numerous examples, easy to use measurements, and teaching tips. The printed book has 150 pages in the easy to read 6×9 inch format. Each edition contains over 20 photographs.

This book was written by David Leasure and Grandmaster Jin Yong Kwon. It’s available from Amazon in paperback and as a kindle book.

The Professional’s Guide to Self-Growth: A Step-by-Step Process for Developing Your Unlimited Potential

As a soon-to-be or current professional in any field, your success depends on many behaviors, mindsets, skills, and knowledge. But more than that, you need to know how to learn, grow your ability to learn and coach yourself.

In our soon-to-be-published book, we present the 50 professional characteristics that you’ll  need to reach your goals. You likely have strengths in many of the characteristics. But you can always improve. Our approach is to first survey the strength of any of 35 risk factors that are the most common areas that impact your career. You’ll create a prioritized list of 6-12 risk factors to reduce over the next 6 to 12 months, each one involving strengthening 5 professional characteristics.

In just a month, you’ll have strengthened 10 professional characteristics and prove yourself capable to more powerfully live your life. In the end, you’ll  have transformed yourself into a self-grower and strong professional.

This book was written by Dan Apple, Wade Ellis, and David Leasure. Ideas from the book are readily available through the posts in the H4K Self-Development Blog.