Karate for Kids

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804835343
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/15/2004
  • Series: Martial Arts for Kids Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 504,874
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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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Table of Contents

1 What is Karate? 4
History of Karate 4
Why Should I Learn Karate? 5
Getting Ready for Karate 5
2 The Uniform 6
What You Should Wear 6
How to Tie the Belt 7
What the Different Belt Colors Mean 7
3 The Dojo 9
Description of a Dojo 9
The Rules and Etiquette 9
How to Act Toward the Teacher 11
How to Act Toward Other Students 11
4 The Class 12
Before Class Starts 12
A Typical Class 12
The End of Class 14
What's Next? 14
5 Warming Up 15
Warming Up 15
Cooling Down 18
6 Practicing Karate 19
Stances 19
Parts of the Hand and Arm Used in Karate Techniques 24
Blocks 26
Thrusts and Strikes 32
Parts of the Foot Used in Kicks 37
Kicks 37
Practicing What You've Learned 43
7 Advancing in Karate 45
Testing for Belt Promotion 45
Entering a Tournament 46
8 Is Karate Good for Me? 47
Physical Benefits 47
Emotional Benefits 48
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    This is the best book ever

    Ya!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    You like karate get this book

    Ifyou dont like to read books that are so long this is the book for you.

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