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  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

In its early days, karate was a way for Japanese peasants to defend themselves. Now, it's used in popular movies and remains an exciting martial art. Explore the history of karate, and read about some of the strikes, kicks, and blocks a karataka uses. Discover the mental harmony and physical discipline required for the 'way of the empty hand.'

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Category High Interest
Copyright 2004
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2004-01-01
BISACS JNF024120, JNF024040, JNF054000
Dewey 796.815
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Guided Reading Level Y
ATOS Reading Level 6.7
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 75881
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources howstuffworks
Karate Angels
USA Karate Federation
  • The Peasant's Art
  • A Monk Gives Birth to a Fighting Art
  • Karate Training Methods
  • The Karate Arsenal
  • The Way of the Empty Hand
  • Mastering Yourself...And Other Weapons
  • Glossary
  • Timeline
  • Find Out more
  • Index
Author: Thomas Buckley

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