Karate for Kids

Karate for Kids

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by Robin L. Rielly, Stephanie Tok

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A fun and accessible introduction to studying karate

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Publishers Weekly
For aspiring martial artists who don't yet know their sensei from their kohai, Karate for Kids by Robin Rielly explains the basics of this time-honored practice. Following a brief history, Rielly explains the uniform, what to expect at a dojo (karate school), proper behavior and stances. With sometimes complex textual descriptions of knot tying or movements, the guide should nonetheless inform novices. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-This text is clearly written in a conversational style, and the logically organized chapters include information on the history of karate, the uniform, the dojo, the structure of a class, and practicing stances. The book is enhanced with watercolor-and-ink line drawings that show children of both sexes engaged in the sport and with boxes that include "Words to Know," "Safety Tips," etc. Rielly also offers ways to spot schools and instructors who "may be more interested in business than true karate." This well-designed title should attract both practitioners and browsers.-Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
Martial Arts for Kids Series
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Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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Meet 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.

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