Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book!
A fun and accessible introduction to studying karate designed specifically with the interests and capabilities of young martial artists in mind. First-time martial arts students are not just starting a program of physical and mental practice. They are entering a new world one that not only has new rules, new goals, and even new clothing but that also offers them lots of new opportunities for fun and accomplishment.
Karate for Kids will help prepare kids to start learning about karate and help them practice at home. It includes thorough introductions to the history and philosophy of the techniques, what to expect in the first few classes, how to warm up and practice, and advice on setting goals. With over 75 full-color illustrations, including 40 clearly diagrammed karate exercises, along with lots of fun facts and informative sidebars written in kid-friendly, jargon-free language, this is the perfect introduction for the younger martial artist.
About the Author
Robin Rielly began training in the Japanese martial arts in 1959. He holds a sixth-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate from the Japan Karate Association (JKA) and a second-degree black belt in Shin Kage-ryu jujutsu from the Kobukan School in Yokohama, Japan. A graduate of the JKA Instructors' Training Institute, he is qualified as an official instructor, examiner, and tournament judge. He is the author of Complete Shotokan Karate, Secrets of Shotokan Karate, Japan's Complete Fighting System: Shin Kage Ryu , and Karate Basics.
What is Karate?
History of Karate
Why Should I Learn Karate?
Getting Ready for Karate
What You Should Wear
How to Tie the Belt
What the Different Belt Colors Mean
Description of a Dojo
The Rules and Etiquette
How to Act Toward the Teacher
How to Act Toward Other Students
Before Class Starts
A Typical Class
The End of Class
Parts of the Hand and Arm Used in Karate Techniques
Thrusts and Strikes
Parts of the Foot Used in Kicks
Practicing What You've Learned
Advancing in Karate
Testing for Belt Promotion
Entering a Tournament
Is Karate Good for Me?
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.
ISBN: 9780804835343 ISBN-10: 0804835349 Series: Martial Arts for Kids Series Audience:
For Ages: 4+ years old For Grades: 3 - 4 Format:
Number Of Pages: 48 Published: 31st July 2004 Publisher: Tuttle Publishing Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6
Weight (kg): 0.5