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Junior Martial Arts

By (author) Tony Gummerson
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Published: 26th Jul 1990
Dimensions: w 172mm h 223mm d 14mm
Weight: 363g
ISBN-10: 0713656972
ISBN-13: 9780713656978
Barcode No: 9780713656978
Synopsis
In recent years it has clearly been shown that training, grading and competition which are appropriate for senior martial arts students may not be relevant or suitable for the younger ones. This book looks at the very specific needs, both physical and psychological, of the junior practitioner. Drawing on his experience as a sports physiologist, Tony Gummerson explains the effects of growth and training on the body, why coaches should ensure students are not overloaded and how to plan a safe programme that includes body awareness and proper recovery periods. He also discusses how instructions can stimulate and maintain trainees' interest during lessons by including combat games and using simple pieces of equipment.

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