Gi? Ready! Belt? Ready! Let’s go! It’s karate time. HAI-YAH! Join Maya and all her friends as they get together at the dojo for their Saturday karate class! There are moves to remember, blocks to practice, and punches to perfect. Maya is a white belt, which means she’s still a beginner, but with focus, balance, and determination — and a little help from her friends — can she show Sensei what she’s got?
Written and illustrated by Holly Sterling, a karate champion and teacher, this is a joyful and uplifting celebration of the sport and a must-have primer for any child hoping to be a karate kid one day.
"The breakdown of the class covers all of the bases — bowing in, warming up, practicing basics (blocks, here), running kata (sequences of movements that represent a choreographed fight), and ending mokuso (meditation).... [Sterling] illustrate[s] the multiple levels within the technique segments, as students move from demonstrating the techniques in the air to practicing them with one another." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||3 - 7|
|Publication Date||May 5, 2020|