Science and Medicine in Combat Sports


Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
BISAC: SPO027000

The number of studies in combat sports has significantly increased in the last decade, as numerous combat sports are becoming more popular around the world. In this book, authors present current academic research from interdisciplinary combat sports arenas, including MMA, Judo, Karate and Tae Kwon Do. Furthermore, readers can find a review that explores the time-motion analysis of grappling, striking and mixed combat sports, and an overview of physiological responses to typical training sessions in official and simulated combats. Relevant physical and psychosocial changes throughout the process of maturation are addressed along with a comparison between combat sports and other forms of physical activity. This book also addresses links between oxidative stress and exercise in combat sports; injury epidemiology in judo; differences among athletes in different karate disciplines.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Combat Sports Time-Motion Analysis and Physiology and its Implications For Figthers’ Strength and Conditioning
Emerson Franchini (Martial Arts and Combat Sports Research Group, Sport Department, School of Physical Education and Sport, University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Youth Development in Combat Sports
David H. Fukuda and Michael B. La Monica (Institute of Exercise Physiology and Wellness, University of Central Florida, USA)

Chapter 3. Psychological Preparation in Combat Sports: An Update
Dragana Zanini, Izet Radjo and Patrik Drid (Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology, University of Novi Sad, Serbia and others)

Chapter 4. Oxidative Stress and Training in Martial Arts: The Role of Mitochondria
Cristina Casals, Jesús R. Huertas, Tatjana Trivic, Patrik Drid and Sergej M. Ostojic (Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, Biomedical Research Centre, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5. Physical Conditioning in Mixed Martial Arts: from Evidence to Practical Experience
Igor Jukic, Luka Milanovic, Almin Hopovac, Mirko Filipovic, Nika Jukic and Ivan Krakan (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology, Croatia)

Chapter 6. Structuring and Comparison of Models for Determining Factors of Success in Judo
Sasa Krstulovic and Petra Djapic Caput (Faculty of Kinesiology University of Split, Croatia)

Chapter 7. Special Judo Fitness Test: Results and Applications
Katarzyna Sterkowicz-Przybycień, David H. Fukuda, Emerson Franchini and Stanislaw Sterkowicz (Department of Gymnastics and Dance, Institute of Sport Sciences, University of Physical Education in Cracow, Poland, and others)

Chapter 8. Injury Prevalence in Judo: An Update
Milovan Bratic, Nemanja Stankovic and Mirsad Nurkic (Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Nis, Serbia)

Chapter 9. Anaerobic Capacities for Elite Performance in Taekwondo
Drazen Cular, Johnny Padulo and Goran Sporis (Faculty of Kinesiology of the University of Split, Croatia, and others)

Chapter 10. Success Factors for Competitive Karate: Kata VS. Kumite
Nenad Koropanovski, Sandra Vujkov and Srecko Jovanovic (Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

About the Editor


The book is designed primarily for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for advanced coaches, eager to be introduced with newest scientific findings which could and should easily be transferred to evidence-based practice.

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