A Quick Guide to Plan Your Karate Sessions Like a Top Coach – Without Wasting Your Precious Time
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Today, we’re going to give you Karate Science Academy’s perspective of the best Periodization strategies for each one of your classes!
In a resumed way and with easy-to-read charts so you can have this knowledge always available on your smartphone…
PENDULUM MODEL – STRENGTH TRAINING FOR KARATE
THE 2 BEST STRATEGIES FOR REGULAR KARATE STUDENTS
If you have classes in your Dojo that are composed mostly of students that train 2 or 3 times per week you can use these two Periodization strategies: ATR Model and Multi-Targeted Block Periodization!
HIGHLY-FLEXIBLE STRATEGIES FOR KARATE ATHLETES OR PRIVATE LESSONS
If you have groups in your Dojo that dedicate 4 or more sessions per week…
… Athletes that dedicate their time to competition or Free-Athletes that don’t compete but want to achieve greater levels of performance in their practice…
If you train those athletes or free-athletes in very small groups or even private sessions you should personalize their training week by week or even session by session.
Non-Linear Flexible Periodization and Bondarchuk Model are the best guides for that.
HIGH-INTENSITY STRATEGY FOR TOP-LEVEL SPORT’S KARATEKA
If you train Top-Level & High-Performance athletes…
… and if the main goal is to maintain great levels of performance for a long period in during the season you can choose Structural Model – Tschiene.
It can be a good strategy if the goal is to accumulate ranking points in a multi-tournament competition.
But be aware of something very important!
Tschiene strategy can take your athletes to a burnout… Be sure that you use it with the right Karateka and that you keep their physical and psychological response under control!
If you have doubts you should go for other models…
AND WHAT ABOUT KIDS!?!
First of all, we invite you to read Karate Science Academy’s articles about training with Kids in our eBook “300-Pages of Karate Science”:
- Youth Physical Development Model: A Scientific Compass for Every Karate Sensei!! (Part 1)
- Youth Physical Development Model: A Scientific Compass for Every Karate Sensei!! (Part 2)
- 7 Principles of Strength Training for Karate Kids
- The 3 Phases of Agility Training for Young Karateka!!
After reading the above articles you will understand better the strategy proposed by Karate Science Academy.
With Kids, the fundamental Key-Stone of training should be Training Variation!
In the chart below you can see general guidelines because it all depends on Kids’ age, their characteristics and their level of training… But you can use the model and adapt it.
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