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The children's Karate way

This book is suitable for ...
Children aged seven to 13 and serves as a training companion for the first three to four years of Karate practice.

Written in child-friendly language, it presents the basic techniques that every Karate kid needs to begin the Karate practice in the areas of Kihon, Kata, and Kumite. It also describes the values that Karate instills at a young age, such as respect, discipline, tradition, and how to handle criticism. Dōjō rules of etiquette, examples of goal setting, and the connection between Karate and the school, provide the young Karateka with an all-around view of Karate-dō teaching.


  • I am proud to be a Karateka
  • My personal book
  • A bit of history ...
  • The characters of Karate-dō
  • The Karate styles
  • What is Karate today?
  • Why is Karate good for children?
  • The cleanliness
  • The rules of etiquette in the Dōjō
  • The graduations
  • Tying the belt
  • Gi - the Karate suit
  • The locker room
  • My Karate teacher
  • My Karate friends
  • I count in Japanese
  • The tools of Karate
  • The three levels
  • The control
  • How to close the fist
  • Rei - the bow
  • Dōjō - the training space
  • Dachi - the stances
  • Ayumi ashi - normal step
  • Suri ashi - sliding step
  • Tai sabaki - circular body rotation
  • Uke waza - the defensive techniques
  • Zuki waza - arm techniques
  • Geri waza - the leg techniques
  • Breathing
  • Kiai - the fighting cry
  • Kime - union of the forces
  • Mokusō - the meditation
  • The three pillars
  • Kihon - the basic school
  • Mawatte - the turn
  • Kata - the forms
  • Kumite - the partner exercises
  • My goals
  • My Kyu exams
  • I am getting better in school
  • Beautiful thoughts
  • the bamboo tree
  • Simply explained
  • Lexicon English-Japanese and Japanese-  English
  • What I have learned
  • Challenges
  • Important conclusion
  • My notes

Additional information:

  • Personalized Workbook:
    Your own pictures that can be pasted in, personal drawings and notes, make the book truly unique. Two bookmarks and a stand can be cut out and used independently of the book. The book can be individually supplemented according to your own feelings and thus becomes a very personal Karate training companion.
  • Supporting for Karate trainers:
    As a supplement to training, the book is considered a practical support for all trainers. Karate terms simply described can be looked up during training, as well as information on techniques, lunges and the first three Kata. In addition, children's responsibilities for and in the Dōjō are covered.

Copyright and disclaimer:
© Fiore Tartaglia | | Spectra Verlag

All rights reserved. Unauthorized distribution or reproduction of the book is illegal and will be prosecuted. 

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Data statement:
Author: Fiore Tartaglia
Format: 17 x 24 cm
Publisher: Spectra
Binding: Paperback
Size: 136 pages
ISBN: 978-3-945583-44-9
Item number: MFKB1
Original edition: 1st German edition | 2016
English version: July 2021
Additions: Over 400 drawings. Clear presentation due to continuous colored design.