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Description - The Science of Judo by Mike Callan

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815349136
ISBN-10: 0815349130
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: CRC Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mike Callan

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 of 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.

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