Judo is a dynamic Olympic sport that requires a wide range of physical attributes and skills. It is the second largest participation sport in the world after football, and estimates suggest there are 20 million judoka (practitioners of judo) just in Europe. However strength and conditioning are prerequisites for an aspiring judoka, and this book is essential reading for judo coaches, strength and conditioning professionals, and judoka alike. Topics cover include: needs analysis of judo; building strength and delivering power; co-ordination, speed and agility; the importance of nutrition; and finally, injury prevention and maximizing recovery.
Strength and Conditioning for Judo by Andy Burns Mike Callan
About the author
Andy Burns is a Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Winchester. As a Great Britain international athlete in Judo (-90kg category) he has won medals at Commonwealth Games, multiple World Cups and -23 European Championships. He has been a full time Judo player for over twelve years, and is currently the Strength and Conditioning coach for the Welsh National Judo team, working to develop the next generation of British and Welsh Judoka. He also delivers special projects implementing grappling-based training for Professional Rugby teams, MMA and Football clubs. Mike Callan is a European Judo Union Didactic and Scientific Expert, and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chichester. 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.
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