• By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 11/13/2017

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR KARATE STUDENTS HAVE AN ACTIVE FLEXIBILITY DEFICIT?

Maybe your Karate athletes are able to make full-splits to all sides, but what really matters is that they can use all the Flexibility to kick higher or performing wider stances, right?!?     Active Flexibility Deficit – What is it and how do you measure it?   First of all, how can you know […]

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  • By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 11/02/2017

WHAT MAKES YOUR KARATE MORE EXPLOSIVE? – 1st Part

IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW YOUR MUSCLES WORK, YOU’LL NEVER BE ABLE OF TAKING OUT THE FULL POTENTIAL OF YOUR EXPLOSIVE ACTIONS Explosive Karate Performance depends on several factors…   …In this article, we will explain what is Intramuscular Coordination and how it works!     What is Intramuscular Coordination? Intramuscular Coordination is the coordination […]

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  • 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: 07/05/2017

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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