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Breaking the Chains of the Ancient Warrior: Tests of Wisdom for Young Martial Artists (Martial Arts for Peace Series) Paperback – July, 1996


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Gr 5-8--A collection of inspirational stories for martial-arts students--complete with follow-up questions and a ``message to adult readers'' at the back--that teaches values rather than stances and blows. Like Facing the Double-Edged Sword (Atrium, 1988), Webster-Doyle uses karate parables and tests to promote ethical behavior. A typical chapter is ``Fighting the Paper Tiger: The Test of Focus.'' Students try, to no avail, to imitate their master, who's able to rip a piece of paper--the paper tiger--hung in mid-air. It's only when they learn to relax that they're able to master the technique. The book mixes doses of Zen philosophy and Bruce Lee to help students recognize and respect the Ancient Warrior--or savage self--that resides within them. While young people might not have the attention span to read the book cover to cover, teachers may find this an extremely helpful volume to use in dealing with ever-present violence and behavior problems. The values here are ageless, but the karate framing may make them more palatable than the traditional servings.

Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library

Copyright 1996 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Series: Martial Arts for Peace Series (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Education for Peace Pubns (July 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0942941322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0942941326
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.7 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,566,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Terry Smalls on January 2, 2006
Format: Hardcover
We used these books for a while in our Nevada Schools becaue the business consulting company we had recommended them. They sold pretty well. Then, we actually read them. They are total junk. They teach the kids to flat out lie, over and over again. They teach that you should never stand-up to a bully because you may get beat up. WHAT?! If these are sold to anyone, they shouldn't be sold in martial arts schools. Mayeb dance studios, but not Martial Arts schools.

Absolute crapola!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 14, 1999
Format: Paperback
I love the stories, which I found very important in praticing the Martial Arts. Young Martial Artists should learn mental self defense as a highest priority.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Terrence Webster-Doyle on August 10, 2007
Format: Paperback
In response to what two individuals are saying about myself and my books I would like to share with you what many others have said to balance out their unsubstantiated claims.

* Endorsed by:
* National PTA
* Scouting Magazine - Boy and Girl Scouts or America
* NEA - National Education Association
* Sports Illustrated for Kids
* Mothering Magazine - to name only a few

*"The books of Dr. Webster-Doyle are the first attempt I have seen to explain to young people and adults the concept of martial arts as a peaceful, nonviolent 'way of life' and to give students the tools to accomplish this goal." - Linda Lee Cadwell

*Winner of the Martial Arts Industry Association Distinguished Service Award

* Awarded the Robert Burns Medal for literature by Austria's Albert Schweitzer Society, for "outstanding merits in the field of peace-promotion"

* Selected by the International Association of Educators for World Peace for their Central American peace education project in Panama and El Salvador

* Acclaimed at the Soviet Peace Fund Conference in Moscow and published in Russia by Moscow's Library of Foreign Literature and Magistr Publications

* On permanent display at the International Museum of Peace and Solidarity in Samarkind, Uzbekistan, the Commonwealth of Independent States.

* "Why is Everybody Always Picking on Us? explores the roots of prejudice. I don't think I've seen another book like it. How wonderful if this book could be used in social studies classrooms! I have learned where prejudice begins, how it is created, how it is perpetuated, and how it can be resolved. This book looks at stereotypes, bigotry, discrimination, scapegoating, racism, and more.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 14, 1999
Format: Paperback
I love the stories, which I found very important in praticing the Martial Arts. Young Martial Artists should learn mental self defense as a highest priority.
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