Combat on the Mat
From the Series Martial Arts Sports Zone
Did you know that wrestling started out as a deadly sport? Ancient Greeks and Romans used it for self-defense. In modern times, amateur wrestling is still powerful and challenging. But training, equipment, rules, and scoring systems make the sport safer for competitors.
Enter the Martial Arts Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, moves, competitions, and top athletes connected to amateur wrestling. You’ll discover:
• What the different styles of wrestling are and how they’ve changed.
• What some of the top wrestling moves are, including the suplex and fireman’s carry.
• Why Rulon Gardner left his wrestling shoes on the mat at the 2004 Olympic Games.
• How amateur wrestling compares to similar sports in other countries, such as lucha libre and shuai jiao.
Are you into sports? Then get in the zone!
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.4|
|BISACS||JNF054220, JNF054080, JNF025020|
|Dimensions||6.625 x 9.25|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.8|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||149020|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
Library Media Connection
“Martial arts is a popular topic with pre-teens, and this series will more than adequately fit the needs of both school and public libraries on the subject.” —Library Media Connection
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“Students who are fascinated by martial arts will find much to enjoy in this series…. Action-packed photographs and interesting sidebars will keep readers engaged.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Author: Garrison Wells
Garrison Wells is a third-degree black belt in Nihon jujitsu, a first-degree black belt in judo, a third-degree black belt in Goju-ryu karate, and a first-degree black belt in kobudo. He is also an award-winning journalist and writer, and he lives in Colorado.
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Martial Arts Sports Zone
This action-packed, fun, fact-filled overview will take a high-interest approach to martial arts. Readers will get an introduction to famous martial artists, necessary equipment and gear, and various competitions within the genre. Famous movies and TV shows will also be highlighted where View available downloads →