Facing The Double-Edged Sword: Art Of Karate For Young People

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This book can help kids, parents, teachers, and counselors who are searching for healthy, nonviolent, humane ways for young people to deal with conflict. It gives readers a context in which to help young people understand and respond to violence.

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Terrence Webster-Doyle is a martial arts sixth-degree black belt, former schoolteacher and administrator, Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Commission task force member, and parent of five daughters. He has written twenty-one internationally acclaimed, award-winning books on conflict education and the martial arts, and is co-founder and director of Martial Arts Partners for Peace.

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Grade 4-6-- Although most karate instruction emphasizes that karate is a training of both the body and mind, most karate books tend to stress the physical side of training. The media, too, constantly associates karate with violence and physical power. Webster-Doyle's book provides a refreshing alternative to this norm; it stresses the non-violent maxim of some karate masters which states that the best way to win a fight is not to fight at all. Webster-Doyle sets up various violent situations which children might encounter, and provides them with many non-violent ways to work out their problems. Although it's difficult to imagine a child reading this from cover to cover, the book would provoke some interesting classroom discussions about using brains instead of brawn to solve conflicts. The bland artwork detracts from an otherwise thoughtful text, and although the author gives good advice about refusing to be coerced into joining a particular school, one wonders if his advice also pertains to the promotional pages at the back of his own book. Still, the Zen-like knowledge imparted here is a sorely needed alternative to the Rambo mentality so pervasive in the American media and martial arts today. --Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library
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