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A Needs Analysis of Karate Kumite With Recommendations for Performance Testing and Training

Chaabene, Helmi PhD1,2; Negra, Yassine PhD3; Capranica, Laura PhD4; Prieske, Olaf PhD1; Granacher, Urs PhD1

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 3 - p 35–46
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000445
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ABSTRACT AN EFFECTIVE TRAINING PROGRAM NEEDS TO BE CUSTOMIZED TO THE SPECIFIC DEMANDS OF THE RESPECTIVE SPORT. THEREFORE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONDUCT A NEEDS ANALYSIS TO GAIN INFORMATION ON THE UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SPORT. THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS REVIEW WERE (A) TO CONDUCT A SYSTEMATIC NEEDS ANALYSIS OF KARATE KUMITE AND (B) TO PROVIDE PRACTICAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SPORT-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE TESTING AND TRAINING OF KARATE KUMITE ATHLETES. FOR A VIDEO ABSTRACT OF THIS ARTICLE SEE SUPPLEMENTAL DIGITAL CONTENT 1, HTTP://LINKS.LWW.COM/SCJ/A248.

1Division of Training and Movement Sciences, Research Focus Cognition Sciences, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany;

2High Institute of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jendouba, Kef, Tunisia;

3Research Unit (UR17JS01), “Sport Performance, Health & Society” Higher Institute of Sports and Physical Education of Ksar Said, University of “La Manouba”, Manouba, Tunisia; and

4Department of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Rome “Foro Italico,” Rome, Italy

Address correspondence to Dr. Helmi Chaabene, chaabanehelmi@hotmail.fr.

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Helmi Chaabeneis a postdoctoral researcher in Training and Movement Sciences at the University of Potsdam.

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Yassine Negrais a karate conditioning trainer.

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Laura Capranicais a full professor of Sports Sciences, University of Rome Foro Italico.

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Olaf Prieskeis a postdoctoral researcher in Training and Movement Sciences at the University of Potsdam.

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Urs Granacheris a full professor in Training and Movement Sciences at the University of Potsdam.

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