• By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 05/03/2017

HYDRATION IN KARATE: THE BIG LIST OF SCIENTIFIC FACTS

Please!!! Let your students and athletes HYDRATE themselves during Karate sessions…   When you think about your role as a Karate Sensei what do you see?!?   Do you see a person that only has the obligation to teach kicks, punches, Kata, Bunkai and Kumite?   Or you see a person that has an important […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 04/30/2017

ARE YOU TRAINING KATA THE RIGHT WAY?

Today we’re going to write about Change of Direction Speed in Kata   Here we are for more Karate Science so you can improve your work in the Dojo!!   No matter if you train Traditional Karate, Sports Karate, Kyokushinkai, Kids, Women, Karate for Self-Defence…   Human Movement is Human Movement…   But let’s get […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 04/25/2017

8 LESSONS FROM JOSÉ MOURINHO TO IMPROVE YOUR SPORTS KUMITE!!

Learn the foundational principles of José Mourinho’s training methodology and how you can adapt them to Sports Kumite!!   Here we are for the promised 7th and last article about Karate Periodization…   By now you are asking yourself what the hell has José Mourinho to teach you about Karate Sports Kumite!   How can […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 04/08/2017

KNOW THE BEST STRATEGIES TO PLAN YOUR KARATE TRAINING SESSIONS (1st Part)

Here we are with our 3rd article about Training Periodization for Karate!   The last two were dedicated to: Myths and Facts of Training Periodization The 4 Key Stones of Karate Periodization   We recommend you to read those articles so you can better understand what we are talking about in today’s article…   In […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 04/04/2017

4 KEY STONES OF KARATE PERIODIZATION

TODAY, WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE “4 KEY STONES OF PERIODIZATION”…     In the last article Myths and Facts about Training Periodization, we concluded that:   Studies give us “averaged” responses of a specific population to a given training intervention. But those results are very different between the individuals of that group.   […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 04/01/2017

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT TRAINING PERIODIZATION!!

First of all, let’s answer this question… (this is the first part of two articles about Periodization in Karate)   WHAT IS PERIODIZATION?   Today, the term Periodization is frequently indiscriminately used to describe any form of training plan, regardless of structure.   The periodization of training was made popular by Matveyev from Russia and […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 03/29/2017

“BALANCE TRAINING” IN KARATE: YOU MUST BECOME AN EXPERT!

We all agree on one thing…   … Balance is a central and essential skill for any Karateka!   You need balance to perform your best Kata, you need balance to recover your position or make a quick change of direction in Kumite.   You even need balance to prevent a serious ankle sprain or […]

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  • By: Fábio Lopes
  • Date: 03/26/2017

Strength Training Checklist (Stronger Karate) Infographic

Transform yourself into a better karateca with this new Karate Science Academy Infographic. Download full-resolution version at the end of the article.

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 03/21/2017

9 ESSENTIAL KARATE NUMBERS YOU SHOULD KNOW (WKF RULES)!

You must know these Karate numbers so you can give the best training stimulus to your Karate athletes!!   Why are these Karate numbers so important?   First, they give you reference points so you can know if your athletes are on the right path or if your training plans are reaching the goal of […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 03/11/2017

6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT KARATE WARM-UP!

There is no doubt that Warm-Up is essential for every Karate sessions and every sports practice!   But I bet you have difficulty to know exactly what is the better structure…   Do you recognize these self-made questions?   Should I include Stretching in the beginning of the session? Is Static Stretching important to warming-up […]

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