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


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 fact, that’s the biggest challenge everyone faces today, with all the chaotic information available, especially in the internet world…


You can’t read one single research and write a post about what’s written there!


To make sure that you are in front of reliable and valid knowledge it must be more independent research that confirms it…


In Karate Science Academy, we follow several criteria and international standards before we give you practical and useful information.


Let’s see it more in-depth:


  1. We search for Original Researches, Systematic Reviews, and Meta-Analysis in dozens of scientific journals, like:
    1. Sports Medicine
    2. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
    3. European Journal of Applied Physiology
    4. Behavioral Brain Research
    5. Asian Journal of Sports Medicine
    6. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
    7. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
    8. Perceptual & Motor Skills
    9. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
    10. Pediatric Exercise Science
    11. Muscle, Ligament and Tendons Journal
    12. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
    13. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning
    14. The American Journal of Sports Medicine
    15. Research on Aging
    16. British Journal of Sports Medicine
    17. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism
    18. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
    19. Pediatrics
    20. And many, many, many more…


  1. We only consider Scientific Publications that follow a peer-reviewed system


  1. When we find articles that are unique about one subject we only take it consideration if it’s very robust and/or complements reliable knowledge that already exists


  1. Regarding training protocols we only consider research that includes Control Groups, so we can compare the results of the group that performed the tested protocol with the group that didn’t do it


  1. Training protocols must be 100% clear, with all the details


  1. The population that is submitted to a given training protocol must be explained in detail


  1. When necessary we submit the Scientific Sources to 1 of 3 quality-testing tools: PEDro’s Scale, Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool or ROBIS Tool (Risk of Bias in Systematic Reviews)




We created a Project that I wanted for me as a Karate Instructor and Human Movement professional.


And I’m very demanding with myself and with the answers I receive…


So, I’m very demanding with Scientific sources and conclusions I find in my searching system!!


I’m very demanding with the quality of my Senseis and other Teachers…


With their quality as Human Beings, their knowledge about Karate, their punctuality, their attitude about money, the care they have with every student, what they say about other Instructors or Martial Arts, etc.


And as the time goes by, this characteristic of mine is getting sharper 🙂


I just want to guarantee you that you can really trust in our work and commitment regarding Karate Science!!


Is Karate only about Science?!?


Of course not…


But that’s the area we think there is more work to do!!!


Thanks for making part of this ambitious Project,


Pedro Candeias

(Co-Founder and Scientific Search Coordinator of Karate Science Academy)