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Title:
Learn karate
Author:
Queen, J. Allen.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
80 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Introduces the philosophy, uniform, stances, kicks, punches, strikes, and sparring and competition techniques of karate.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780806981369
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV1114.32 .Q46 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
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Summary

With its powerful punches, strong kicks, swift blocks, and challenging combinations, karate gives kids a great physical and mental workout -- and teaches them discipline, too. A fifth-degree black belt who has taught thousands of children guides kids as they take their first steps in this martial art. From the underlying philosophy of responsibility and respect to the movements and maneuvers that comprise the actual routines, everything's here, with an emphasis on safety: there is no contact. Dozens of photos show warm-ups, preparation stances, side and roundhouse kicks, palm heel strikes, upper, middle, and low blocks, and tournament techniques.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-Clear, full-color photos place this instruction manual a notch above the others available. Queen covers the basics of karate, explaining kicks, blocks, punches, and stances-many techniques that also overlap into other martial arts. Mostly young students are shown throughout; the pictures assist readers in learning everything from how to tie their belts correctly to how to do a roundhouse kick. Small-scale, black-ink diagrams help students place their feet in the proper stance, and additional tips on stretches, meditation, safety, equipment, and sparring round out the manual. Sparring in tournaments or forms competitions is also covered. There's little here on the history of martial arts or the variety of other self-defense methods that exist, but for self-instruction, or as an adjunct to karate classes, this book will do the trick.-Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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