Karate

Karate

by Nathan Johnson
     
 

Karate, the exciting and mysterious Oriental martial art, is thoroughly explained in this specially commissioned volume. You have at your fingertips an introduction to an art and combat system that took dedicated practitioners many hundreds of years and great pains to develop, record, and pass on. Detailed descriptions in this book include how to defend against a… See more details below

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Karate, the exciting and mysterious Oriental martial art, is thoroughly explained in this specially commissioned volume. You have at your fingertips an introduction to an art and combat system that took dedicated practitioners many hundreds of years and great pains to develop, record, and pass on. Detailed descriptions in this book include how to defend against a variety of attacks, and how to counterattack effectively. Also, the famous kicking techniques of karate are illustrated and explained. The art of karate offers far more than a means of self-defense. Steeped in traditional Oriental values, karate cultivates perseverance, discipline, courtesy, dignity, and matchless physical skills, and for those prepared to invest the time and effort required to master its techniques, karate offers a rewarding path to self-discovery.

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Children's Literature
The art of karate is described in detail in this book from the "Martial and Fighting Arts" series. Chapter one, "What is Karate?" explains the difference between traditional and competitive karate, the history of karate, and the different styles. The uniform and the beginning movements are also described. Chapter two, "There is No First Attack in Karate," explains the fundamental theory behind karate and also explains the different blocking and punching movements used. Chapter three, "Karate Kicking Techniques," explains and clearly diagrams different kicking movements. Chapter four, "Karate Joint-Locking Techniques," explains various restraining techniques. Chapter five, "Sports and Modern Karate," describes the rules of karate competitions. Numerous diagrams and color photographs illustrate the movements used in karate. A glossary and description of equipment is also included in this must-read for any beginning karate student. 2003, Mason Crest, Ages 10 up.
— Amie Rose Rotruck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590843888
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Martial and Fighting Arts Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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