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Karate's History and Traditions (Tuttle Library of Martial Arts Series)

Karate's History and Traditions (Tuttle Library of Martial Arts Series)

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by Bruce A. Haines

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Karate's History and Traditions (Tuttle Library of Martial Arts Series) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
tkotk More than 1 year ago
I am a sophomore in high school and I read this book because it was the only cheap one I could find to help me with my nine question research project. In some ways the book did help me answer my questions, but there to many unnecessary chapters. I also think the book was a research paper in away because everything Haines was some other article, if any source. Half of his book says, legend, speculation oral history. For a book called "History and Traditions Karate," little was talked about it. So if you want to read this book be prepared to learn about multiple fighting styles with little detail about and why it has anything to do with the evolution of karate. Also be prepared to hear how America ruined karate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book for my project. I found this book to be a collection  of multiple facts and past occurrences that all contributed to the development of what is known as modern day karate. Not only did Haines display the simple facts of what evolved to modern day karate, but he also went into minuscule details that can be missed by many articles online. With chapters that cover the background of karate, its origin, and effect on other countries, this book informs readers on the true meaning of what karate is. I think this book, although extremely detailed on the evolution of karate, did not get to the main objective of many long and sometimes unnecessary chapters. This book was spiritually uplifting and revealed the truths of karate as well as its complex past. Haines did a satisfactory job at retrieving information on karate and its history, but did not obtain much information related to its cultural aspects. Overall, Karate’s History and Traditions, by Bruce A. Haines, met my standards of key information needed to learn karate and fully understand it as an art and way of self-defense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a sophomore in high school and I read this book to aid me with my semester research project. I found this book to be not only enlightening but entertaining. I was required to answer nine questions about karate, and this book enabled me to thoroughly answer just about all of the questions. In my opinion, Haines did a fantastic job explaining all aspects of karate in a concise, as well as intellectual way. However, in that respect, the book is very factual and at times can seem a little boring because of the steady flow of facts. Another downside to this book is that the original copy was published in the 60's and then revised in the 90's, therefore, the author makes some references that may seem a bit outdated. As for me, I really enjoyed this book and I am glad that I picked it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a great book karate rules