• 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: 04/23/2017

PLAN YOUR KARATE SESSIONS LIKE A TOP COACH!!!

A Quick Guide to Plan Your Karate Sessions Like a Top Coach – Without Wasting Your Precious Time   Hello Karate friend,   Before you go deep into this article please read the next posts about Karate Training Periodization!!   Myths and Facts About Training Periodization 4 Key Stones of Karate Periodization   Don’t be […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 04/18/2017

KNOW THE BEST STRATEGIES TO PLAN YOUR KARATE TRAINING SESSIONS (3rd PART)

Here we are for the 5th article about Karate Training Periodization!!!   Yeah, the idea was to be just one… But when we start writing and digging in Karate Science we just can’t stop! And we have 2 more articles after this one… We promise we’ll stop writing about Periodization models after those 7 articles!! […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 04/11/2017

KNOW THE BEST STRATEGIES TO PLAN YOUR KARATE TRAINING SESSIONS (2nd PART)

Did you read our last 3 articles about Karate Training Periodization?   If not, please read it so you can follow this series from the start!   Myths and Facts About Periodization 4 Key Stones of Karate Periodization Know the Best Strategies to Plan Your Karate Training Sessions (1st Part) Inside those previous articles, you […]

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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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