This summer, I led my first four-session reading series and shared all of my books. It was a lot of fun! Kids of all ages and parent partners took part in the character-building reading and sharing.
In the new respect picture book, "The Nice, New Karate Kid," the main character children deal with disrespect and trouble. Here are the details about this book that promotes traditional values like respect!
A child of 80s, a painfully quiet girl, and an “old soul” who struggled to fit in with her peers. Then her parents divorced when she was five years old. This is the story of Jenifer Tull-Gauger.
This fourth book in a series is about a kid who has disrespect and trouble. The main idea and purpose is that this book promotes respect.
My kids’ karate picture book helps children learn about Procrastination, but here, we learn a bit more about who Procrastination likes and doesn’t like.
A blog drawing interpretation contest where one lucky (and skilled) winner will get a copy of "Coloring Fun with the Can-Do Karate Kid" coloring book.
The child main characters, Michi and Makoto, and I myself, are all daydreaming and talking about a lot of the same things on our picture book adventure.
It must be an age-old conundrum for practiced martial artists. Even adults brag on their karate skills, but lack the ability to show it. Traditional martial artists consistently build character and that should be apparent in their behavior of striving for respect, self-control and confidence even if they never show you their fighting or defense moves.
The name for this symbol for Ryukyu is the mitsudomoe. Mitsudomoe has a literal meaning of “three comma-looking shapes.” The Ryukyu island chain makes up what used to be an independent country called the Ryukyu Kingdom. That is what it was when they developed the martial arts there which were later called karate.