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Karate for Kids : Martial Arts for Kids Series - Robin L. Rielly

Karate for Kids

Martial Arts for Kids Series

Hardcover Published: 31st July 2004
ISBN: 9780804835343
Number Of Pages: 48
For Ages: 4+ years old

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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?p. 4
History of Karatep. 4
Why Should I Learn Karate?p. 5
Getting Ready for Karatep. 5
The Uniformp. 6
What You Should Wearp. 6
How to Tie the Beltp. 7
What the Different Belt Colors Meanp. 7
The Dojop. 9
Description of a Dojop. 9
The Rules and Etiquettep. 9
How to Act Toward the Teacherp. 11
How to Act Toward Other Studentsp. 11
The Classp. 12
Before Class Startsp. 12
A Typical Classp. 12
The End of Classp. 14
What's Next?p. 14
Warming Upp. 15
Warming Upp. 15
Cooling Downp. 18
Practicing Karatep. 19
Stancesp. 19
Parts of the Hand and Arm Used in Karate Techniquesp. 24
Blocksp. 26
Thrusts and Strikesp. 32
Parts of the Foot Used in Kicksp. 37
Kicksp. 37
Practicing What You've Learnedp. 43
Advancing in Karatep. 45
Testing for Belt Promotionp. 45
Entering a Tournamentp. 46
Is Karate Good for Me?p. 47
Physical Benefitsp. 47
Emotional Benefitsp. 48
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ISBN: 9780804835343
ISBN-10: 0804835349
Series: Martial Arts for Kids Series
Audience: General
For Ages: 4+ years old
For Grades: 3 - 4
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 31st July 2004
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.5