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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182389e74
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Judo for Children and Adolescents: Benefits of Combat Sports

Fukuda, David H MS1; Stout, Jeffrey R PhD1; Burris, Patrick M BA2; Fukuda, Robert S BS3

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Abstract

JUDO TRAINING IS AN INTERMITTENT METABOLICALLY DEMANDING ACTIVITY THAT HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN CONNECTED TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT. THE HEALTH IMPACT OF PRACTICING THIS OLYMPIC SPORT AND MARTIAL ART HIGHLIGHTS THE BENEFITS OF COMBAT SPORTS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. VARIOUS PHYSIOLOGICAL IMPROVEMENTS, INCLUDING THOSE IN THE AREAS OF BODY COMPOSITION, STRENGTH, AND ENDURANCE, AS WELL AS ENHANCED COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE AND LIFE SATISFACTION HAVE SHOWN TO RESULT FROM PARTICIPATION IN JUDO BY YOUNG PEOPLE.

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