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Confidence
     

Confidence

by Kim Etingoff
 

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Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every day-like confidence, for example. Confidence-feeling good about what you can do-gives you courage to try new things. It helps you do your best, at school, in sport, and throughout your life. Learning martial arts can help you feel more confident in

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Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every day-like confidence, for example. Confidence-feeling good about what you can do-gives you courage to try new things. It helps you do your best, at school, in sport, and throughout your life. Learning martial arts can help you feel more confident in school, at home, and with friends. Discover how martial arts can give you confidence!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 2–5—Though some information is scatted throughout these books, readers expecting to learn about martial arts may be disappointed to find that their focus is on good habits martial arts practitioners may develop, such as concentration and self-discipline. Generalizations abound and the circular arguments turn back on each other repeatedly. For example, Good Habits preaches, "Martial arts can help you get rid of bad habits and start good ones"; "Martial arts can help you make good habits"; and "Martial arts class is one place where you'll learn a lot of good habits." The didactic focus and repetitive text make for slow going, though large colorful photos add some appeal. Fact boxes briefly describe various martial arts, including a few less well-known forms such as Brazilian capoeira and eskrima from the Philippines. There's a commendable focus on inclusiveness; mention is made of Paralympic judo champion Ian Rose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422227343
Publisher:
Mason Crest, an Imprint of National Highlight
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Junior Martial Arts Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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