International Association of Judo Researchers Symposium

Just a quick post about the IAJR symposium yesterday.


I previously posted on attending the IAJR conference this week in Paris. The conference went really well with lots of researchers specifically interested in judo all in one place.

I outlined the speakers in a previous post so I won’t go into all of them here again. The morning consisted of lecture themed around the historic development of judo and there were presentations from Professor Noriko Mizoguchi, Dr Mike Callan, Professor Michel Brousse, and Professor Yasuhiro Yamashita. All of these were very interesting and for me  Noriko Mizoguchi’s presentation in relation to the development of Women’s judo could be useful for my PhD work.

The afternoon consisted of more science based topics.Elena Pocecco presented a testing procedure for athletes, this was very interesting, it is always good to see what other countries are doing. Dr Luis Montiero presented on lower body explosive muscular action, he had conclusions in relation to the eccentric contraction specific to judo, this is very interesting but I will need to speak to our physiologist to get a deeper understanding before passing comment.

For me the most interesting presentation was by Professor Michel Calmet, he looked at gripping patterns in beginners, advanced and elite players. Some very interesting work being done at Université de Montpellier 1 on this and I wold love to look into this further.

There was also a presentation on judo being used for rehabilitation by Professor Takeshi Nakajima, this particular rehabilitation was with cerebral palsy. This isn’t really my area at all but Takeshi Nakajima presented very well and showed some very interesting video.


There were a lot of posters presented – Here they are with 1st author, title and institution. There might be some mistakes here as this is taken from the program issued.

  1. Bianca Miarka – A comparison of combat and pause in female judo matches University of São Paulo, Brazil
  2. Bianca Miarka – A comparison between numbers of attacks and directions in female judo matches University of São Paulo, Brazil
  3. Bianca Miarka – Cycles of temporal dynamic structure in judo matches University of São Paulo, Brazil
  4. Bob Challis – A temporal analysis of u48k women’s judo ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY
  5. Hans-Dieter Heinisch – Decision-making behaviour in specific combat situations in judo Institute for Applied Training Science Leipzig/Germany
  6. Emanuela Pierantozzi – Field Tests to evaluate the morphology and physiology of Judokas’ upper body during the training year. University of Bologna
  7. FABRICIO D VECCHIO – safe falling test duration among physical education students Federal University of Pelotas – BRAZIL
  8. Hidemasa Tokuyasu – An Opinion Survey of Judoists in the USA. Tokyo Ariake University of Medical and Health Sciences
  9. Hrvoje Sertić – Difference of Importance of Throwing Techniques in Junior and Senior Men Judo Faculty of Kinesiology University of Zagreb
  10. Husnija Kajmovic – THE EFFECT OF RULE CHANGES IN JUDO ON SITUATIONAL EFFICIENCY BETWEEN. Faculty of Sport and Physical Education
  11. Isamu Nakamura – Analysis judo contest bows in World judo championships 2010 and Japanese national championships. National Institute of Fitness and Sports in KANOYA
  12. Ivan Segedi – Assessment of perceived legitimacy of unsportsmanlike behavior in men judokas Faculty of Kinesiology University of Zagreb
  14. Keisaku Ikehata – Example of Judo Therapy Acquired from Makaiho (Kappo’s preliminary method) Japan Judo Therapist Association
  15. Lance Wicks – An experimental relative skill based ranking system for elite level Judo Judospace Educational Institute
  16. MARCUS AGOSTINHO –  Training load monitoring and specific judo performance in cadet and junior judo athletes.  University of São Paulo, Brazil
  17. MASAHIRO TAMURA -Changes in Judo Tactics according to IJF Contest Rules: A Possible Consideration forRules Revision .School of Health and Sports Science Juntendo University
  18. Michel CALMET Training in judo with simulated impairments: a link between moral and industrial values? Université de Montpellier 1 – FRANCE
  19. Paul Williams – Relationship between national achievement in Judo and lowered levels of homicide Judospace Educational Institute
  20. Ramdane ALMANSBA- Metabolic and Cardiovascular Responses of the CanadianWorld-Class Judoists at the Uchikomi Fitness Test (UFT). Laboratoire de Physiologie de l’Exercice
  21. Ramdane ALMANSBA – Effect of the Uchikomi Fitness Test on the motor abilities Laboratoire de Physiologie de l’Exercice
  22. Ramdane ALMANSBA – Is the Handgrip Strength Test sensitive in Judoist? Laboratoire de Physiologie de l’Exercice
  23. RJJM Pelzer – Revisiting Jigoro Kano’s Vision Independent scholar (Japanese Studies)
  24. Roland Oswald – Development and implementation of new methods for the analysis of technical- tactical actions in judo. Institute for Applied Training Science Leipzig/Germany
  25. Ryuji OKADA- Applied psychological survey on Judo-Comparison between an American Judo  wrestler group and a Korean Judo wrestler group.  Kinki University in Osaka Japan
  27. Tamara Dalponte –  2009 Italian Cadet National Team Competition Match Analysis: technical and tactical study. Faculty of Sport’s Science, Bologna University
  28. Wieslaw Blach- Somatotype Components in Judoists: a Contemporary Analysis University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw


I videoed most of the conference and will try to upload some of the videos if they came out okay.




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