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Legends of the Martial Arts Masters

Legends of the Martial Arts Masters

For Ages: 9 - 2
Whether you're an inspiring black belt or just a fan of martial arts action, you'll enjoy this collection of twenty exciting stories about the great heroes of the martial arts.

The stories include dramatic victories, wily strategies, and triumphs over long odds—from the great Tsukahara Bokuden's cunning defeat of a troublemaking samurai to Wing Chun's brave self–defense against a brutish warlord. Children can read about Robert Trias, known as the "father of American karate" and Miyamoto Musashi, known as the "greatest sword fighter in history" and the author of the bestselling Book of Five Rings.

Filled with action and amazing feats of martial arts wizardry, Legends of the Martial Arts Masters will inspire readers with stories of courage, combat, and self-discovery. Stories include:
  • The General Fights a Bull
  • The Great Wave
  • The Hard Way to Find a Teacher
  • The Three Sons
  • The Style of No Sword
  • A Bully Changes His Ways
  • The Ballad of Mu-lan
  • Twelve Warriors of Burma
  • Wing Chun
  • The Eighteen Hands
  • The Minds is a Sword
  • The Gentle Way
  • Great Power, Great Control
  • The Strange Disappearance of Morihei Ueshiba
  • Why Has Oyama Shaved His Head Twice
  • The Bright Young Man
  • A Tea Master Faces Death
  • The Cat
  • How Loyalty Saved Korean Martial Arts
  • A Kyudo Master Makes a Bet
  • Fifty Thousand High Blocks
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  • Tuttle Publishing | 
  • 120 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780804835183 | 
  • September 2003 | 
  • Grades 4 - 6
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