• By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 09/02/2017

THE ROLE OF DYNAMIC STRETCHING IN KARATE

Do you know how to define Dynamic Stretching? And when you should, or not, use it in your Karate classes?   After a long period without writing on our Blog, we’re back for a very short article directly from Karate Science PRO…   Note: Karate Science PRO is the first online platform exclusively dedicated to […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 08/06/2017

CAN YOU TRUST IN SCIENCE?!?

Yes, you can… If it’s good Science!!!   My wife asked me, yesterday, how do I evaluate the quality of the scientific articles I read…   How do I choose the knowledge to include in my Karate sessions, our Blog or the Online Platform: Karate Science PRO?   Well, that’s a real challenge!!!   In […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 07/29/2017

THE AUTHENTIC, TRADITIONAL AND TRUE KARATE!!!

… What really is the Authentic, Traditional and True Karate?!?   Today’s article is not about Scientific Knowledge!   Today we’re going to write about the Authentic, Traditional and True Karate…   But let’s start with a personal reflexion. Think by yourself…   … What really is the Authentic, Traditional and True Karate?!?   This […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 07/23/2017

WHEN LESS IS MORE: SUPERCOMPENSATION & TAPERING STRATEGIES IN KARATE

Today, we are going to dedicate this Blog post to a theme that is well generalized in sports training: SUPERCOMPENSATION!   Thanks to our friend Ranuka Sanjeewa for asking about such a relevant subject for all Karateka…   Besides Supercompensation, we are also going to talk about Tapering and its importance to Karate athletes!   […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 07/05/2017

IS BATTLE ROPES’ TRAINING USEFUL FOR KARATE?!?

Battle Ropes are a very popular training equipment! Do they really work?!? Let’s see what Science has to say…   Unique and innovative training equipment are continually introduced and spread every year… Battle Ropes are an example.   Certifications, conferences, and webinars provide Sports and Fitness Trainers with new ideas and training methodologies.   The […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 06/20/2017

13 SCIENTIFIC TRUTHS ABOUT SLEEP EFFECTS ON KARATE

How Sleep affects your performance during Karate training and competition? Sleep deprivation is a common concern in our society!   And has been one main target of scientific research…   How this affects your performance during Karate training and competition?   In this article, we’ll answer this question so you can play your role as a […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 06/06/2017

11 QUICK ANSWERS ABOUT PLYOMETRIC TRAINING FOR KARATE

Here you’ll receive some important knowledge about one of the most effective training methods: PLYOMETRIC TRAINING!!!   Plyometric Training improves Acceleration?   Yes!   Plyometric training effects are greater in the initial phases of linear movement speed.   These effects can be from 2% to 3%, which is very relevant when we’re talking about Karate. […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 06/03/2017

23 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT THE LAWS OF PHYSICS FOR KARATE

I was at my home re-reading a book dated 2002, written by Martina Sprague. Its title is “Fighting Science: The Laws of Physics for Martial Arts”.   It’s a great 269 pages’ book where the author writes about themes like Physics and Strategy, Center of Gravity, Momentum, Direction, Rotational Speed and Friction, Impulse, Conservation of […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 05/27/2017

THE GREATEST PROBLEM OF HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING IN KARATE

AND WHY TABATA TRAINING IS NOT FOR EVERY KARATE STUDENT…   Today, we are going to write about a very trendy training method: High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)!   Is it really effective?!?   And if it’s effective in improving performance and health what’s the greatest problem you face when you use it in your Karate […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 05/06/2017

TRAINING SMARTER AND HARDER IN KARATE – THE 10% RULE

Today’s article is more a partial summary of three great articles published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2016. They complement each other…   In Karate Science Academy we believe that every Sensei should read them so our Karate can reach the highest levels of quality and professionalism.   Note: We’ll give you […]

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