Readers will learn about the history of karate and details on the different styles and belt categories. Charts and tables organize information in a visually appealing and easy-to-grasp way. Detailed step-by-step instructions and accompanying photographs help readers learn the positions and fundamental techniques followed by a demonstration of basic attacks and counterattacks. As the book progresses, the attacks become more and more varied and complex. Formal exercises encourage students to practice what they have learned, keep track of personal progress, and improve their mastery of karate.