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karate 360

An Evidence-Based Guide to take your karate to the next level

Practical & Useful Knowledge

Simple & Unpretentious Language

Easy-to-Read & Dynamic Design

“Amazing content! Just bought a 300-page eBook and can’t stop reading!! Thanks” | Karate Team Dojo Kaunas

How will this eBook help you as a Coach or Athlete?

Inside this eBook you’ll learn the most practical Explosive Training method to use in your Dojo, even if you have any Strength equipment… A step-by-step system so you can know how apply in different Kumite or Kata drills.

If you’re a Kumite Coach or Athlete, it’s very important that you know what differentiates the Winners from Defeated in WKF Kumite (no personal opinions, but with research data from Top-Level WKF championships)…

… you’ll understand what you really need to Displace Faster, in reaction to your opponents’ actions and why Technical improvement is important, but shouldn’t be the first priority, if you want to be a Better Fighter!

What’s the influence of each Strength Training Method in Kumite and Kata development? If you don’t understand the foundational principles of this, you won’t be able to take the most out of your Speed, Power, and Strength training.

Besides that, you’ll learn the best strategies of Training Periodization for Karate athletes… If you’re already familiarized with Periodization, you’ll see the Myths & Facts about this essential concept to any Coach that wants to achieve the highest levels in WKF Kumite or Kata; if you’re not, you’ll start learning about Periodization from an evidence-based and modern perspective, so your athletes can reach all their potential! 

And what about Core Training? Do you still make hundreds of planks and bridges? Learn why that’s a waste of time and won’t help you improve your Power in both Kumite and Kata… You’ll receive the Ultimate Core Training Guidelines for Karate…

Do you teach Kids?!? I bet you do, as 95% of Karate Coaches, like you and me… Studying the Youth Physical Development Model (an evidence-based structure that helps you prioritize what skills should focus the most, in each age) or the 7 Principles of Strength Training for Kids was truly a game-changer for me!! Read everything about it in “KARATE 360″…

Learn how to progress your “Balance” Training… 

…how to create the most effective Warm-up, both in training and competition…

…and more. Much More!!

What our readers say about the eBook

It's All About Karate and
Goes Straight to the Point

""Amazing content! Just bought a 300-page eBook and can't stop reading!! It's so useful for every coach. Our team has 3 Coaches: one young Instructor dedicated to Kids; a physical preparation Coach (Master Degree in Sports), who is working with our competition group; and me, as the Head Coach. This eBook is nice to read because it's all about Karate and goes straight to the point. Good luck and looking forward for your future projects!!
karate team dojo kaunas
Karate Coaches

Consistent and Methodological Principles

"Karate 360" brings a systematic training structure to all those who teach. Aligned with scientific and academic knowledge, provides more consistent and methodological principles for those who want to deeply understand Karate. It also allows the Instructor to keep up with state of the art information."
Fernando Gomes de Amorim
Karate Instructor

Glad I Found It

"I learned new exercises and understood more about Explosive Training. I like solutions based on scientific evidence... that's why I like Karate Science. I'm so glad I found it!"
Karate Instructor

A New Perspective

"It gived me the opportunity to differentiate and another view to my way of teaching students of different levels of skill, grade, and age. Me and my students don't go to competition, but nevertheless it's a very good tool to use! Thanks for that."
peter gillebert
Karate Instructor

Re-think my Karate

"It helped me to re-think my aproach to Karate Training as a practitioner and instructor as well."
Karate Instructor

Great Tool

"This book has become a great tool of knowledge."
Eliezer Velazquez
Karate Instructor

To the Point

"Good information and to the point."
Jose Irizarry

Detailed Research

"I was very impressed with the detailed scientific research in the book and the quality of the referencing of scientific data and articles"
Jason Philips
Karate Instructor


"It's good, understandable, pioneer."
Dimitrios D. Tsepetzidis
Msc Physical Education

Based on Science

"I enjoy instruction based on Science! Being in South Africa, I especially enjoyed the section on Hydration and its benefits! Our students will be hydrating a lot more, from now on!"
Mari du preez
Karate Instructor & Student

Important Tool

"I'm still reading. But no doubt it will be an important support tool for me in the knowledge and development of my karate and my students."
Ricardo Nunes
Karate Instructor

Like a Good Instructor

"I have been practicing Karate and I believe it's a practice that can be continued through a lifetime. There were many occasions when my only Instructor was a good book and I love your scientific approach to this subject."
radu mandreanu
Karate Athlete

Here's what you'll get:

The Authentic, Traditional, and True Karate

Are You a Warrior or a Scout?

Karate + Science = Success

Why can you Trust in Science?

What do you mean when you say you are Strong?

What is the Most Practical Method of Explosive Training to use in your Dojo? (1st and 2nd parts)

Are you training Kata the right way?

1 Simple Method to “get on fire” before Karate vompetitions and gradings

Transform yourself into a Bullet: What is Ballistic Training

Ultimate Guidelines about Core Training for Karate

22 Q&A about the Laws of Physics for Karate

Why Technique should not be the first priority if you want to be a Great Karate Fighter?

3 Essential Things you should know about Punching

Do you want to be Effective in Full Contact karate?!?

Winners and Defeated in Kumite (WKF rules)

Myths and Facts about Training Periodization

The 5 Key Stones of Karate Periodization

Learn the Best Strategies to plan your Karate Training (1st to 3rd part)

Plan your Sessions like a Top Coach

8 Lessons from José Mourinho to improve your Sports Kumite

When less is more: Supercompensation & Tapering Strategies in Karate

Youth Physical Development mModel: a Scientific Compass for every Karate Sensei

Destroy the Myth: Strength Training is bad for Children and Young Karatekas

7 Principles of Strength Training for Karate Kids

The 3 Phases of Agility Training for Young Karatekas

IZOF – Individualized Zones of Optimal Functioning: your Mind rules

How Imagery can improve your Karate and your life?

6 things you should know about Karate Warm-up

How do you know if your Sessions have the proper Intensity?

Training Smarter and Harder in Karate – The 10% Rule

The greatest problem of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Is Battle Ropes’ Training useful for Karate?

“Balance” Training in Karate: Why you must become an Expert?

Types of flexibility and their importance in Karate

What Really is Agility and why is it so important?

Hydration in Karate: the Big List of Scientific Facts1

13 Evidences about Sleep Effects in Karate

9 Essential Karate Numbers you should know (WKF Rules)

About the Author, Pedro Candeias

Pedro Candeias is the Founder of Karate Science Academy.

By creating Karate Science Academy, he have a dream/mission: to study, curate, and organize evidence-based knowledge related to Karate and make it Universal, Easy, and Useful for every single Karate coach or athlete!

Fortunately to all of us, there will always be more information to organize and new ways of turning it useful… and Karate Science Academy will always be here to accomplish this goal.

As a Sports Trainer (and Karate Instructor), Pedro Candeias always felt the need of looking for answers to the thousands of doubts he had in his mind. Doubts about the best and safest ways of training all kinds of people.

Training Karate for 25 years and teaching for more than 15 years, he became an Education Courses “addict”… and, after starting his Master of Science in Sports Training, he became a Scientific Articles/Papers “addict” too.

Since then, Pedro Candeias’ bedside table readings before sleeping are scientific publications (systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and original research)… all about Human Movement, Sports, and Health (and, of course, Karate).

Karate Science Academy has a huge database with thousands of scientific publications, from where Pedro Candeias takes useful and practical knowledge. This way, he can help all Karate coaches and athletes train in a more effective, safe, and motivated way.


Join Karate Science Academy on this Road <br>(“Do” in Karate-do means “the way to always become better”; better Karateka and better Sensei – don’t you forget this)

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Train better, Teach better!

+290 Pages of Scientific Evidence

+180 Scientific Sources
(updated on 2020 March 31)

42 Sub-Chapters

Readers from all over the World (literally)

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