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1st Edition

The Science of Judo

Edited By

Mike Callan

ISBN 9780815349136
Published June 18, 2018 by Routledge
192 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Science of Judo is the first book to set out and discuss the science, coaching and history behind judo performance. Evidence-based and informed by the latest research, the book offers practical guidance on preparing athletes for high performance and understanding the core tenets of sport science underpinning it.

Featuring contributions from world-leading experts, the book consists of chapters on all aspects of judo performance, including:

  • The historical development of judo and its physical, intellectual and moral role

  • Physical preparation for competition, coaching and training strategies

  • Skill acquisition, talent identification and development

  • Nutrition and lifestyle of judoka

  • Performance analysis and biomechanics

  • Injury epidemiology and prevention

  • Special considerations for female and young judoka

Clearly written and accessible, The Science of Judo provides upper-level students and researchers, and coaches and sport science staff working with judoka, with the most thorough and authoritative reference on sport science applied to judo currently available.

Table of Contents

Part 1: History and Education

1. Historical Development of Judo

Mike Callan and Slavisa Bradic

2. Judo as A Physical, Intellectual and Moral Education

Mike Callan

3. Kata Training for Judo: Value and Application of Judo Kata to Judo Training

Slaviša Bradić and Mike Callan

4. Judo Injuries Epidemiology and Prevention

Nikos Malliaropoulos

Part 2: Development

5. Judo for children

Slavisa Bradic

6. Talent identification, development, and the young judo player

George Bountakis, Yusuke Kanamaru and Andrew Burns

7. The Skill Acquisition Process for Judo - Building to A Constraints Led Approach

Darren Warner and Yusuke Kanamaru

8. Considerations for the Female Judoka

Xanne Janse de Jonge

Part 3: Competition

9. Competition Demands of Judo

Xanne Janse de Jonge

10. Athlete-Centred Coaching

Darren Warner

11. Periodization and Planning of Training for Judo

Bob Challis

12. Physical Preparation for Judo

Andrew Burns, Ben Rosenblatt and Allan Macdonald

13. Psychological Preparation for the Judoka

Rebeka Prosoli and Renata Baric

14. Notational Analysis for Judo

Bob Challis and Leonardo José Mataruna-Dos-Santos

15 Biomechanics of Judo

Mike Callan

16. Nutrition and weight management for judo

Mike Callan

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Mike Callan is a Principal Lecturer in Sport Development and Business at the University of Hertfordshire, UK and a European Judo Union Didactic and Scientific Expert. He has extensive experience in providing coach education and consultancy around the world. He is the President of the International Association of Judo Researchers and Secretary General of the Commonwealth Judo Association. Previously he was the International Federation Services Group Leader for Judo for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Chief Executive of the Judospace Educational Institute. His PhD relates to support for judo players in an educational environment. He is a 7th Dan and was awarded the International Judo Federation Special Award for his services to education and research.