Karate Origins and Expansion

by Maiko Nakashima

Part of a Series: Karate Made Simple.

Part of a fascinating series about the sport, this book details the history of karate, from its secret beginnings in the kingdom of Ryukyu, to its early-twentieth-century spread throughout Japan, to its current worldwide popularity. There is plenty of information for fans and newcomers to the martial art: listings of tournaments, explanations of competition regulations, and short biographies of the world’s karate superstars. Also included is a discussion of the effort to have karate certified as an Olympic sport. A chronology at the end is followed by an index, glossary, and suggested Web sites. Abundantly illustrated with full-color and black-and-white photographs.

ISBN: 9781934545164

JLG Release: October 2013

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

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    Print Book


    Library edition


    The Oliver Press

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8 1/4" x 11"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 7.6, Points: 1

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 7.6, Points: 4


    Level: 970L

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