Following a very successful week one the second week of the summer block of the European Judo Union Level 4 coach award has ended. We have had a fantastic second week with two main guest lecturers – Prof Attilio Sacripanti and Prof Stanislaw Sterkowicz. Both of these are leading academics int he field of judo.
Attilio hold a PhD in Biomechanics and one in Nuclear physics, he is the worlds leading expert on biomechanics in judo. He taught three lectures over the second week.
Stanislaw has published 312 academic articles, including six books, he is the head of the department of combat sports at Krakow university and he also taught three lectures in the second week, both in physiology and biomechanics. Stanislaw is the creator of the Special Judo Fitness test that is used throughout the world.
Obviously the students also continued their S&C module with Core-Cambridge and the first years completed there Physiology modules.
Here are some pictures from week two:
The next block of the EJU level 4 coaching award will start in April. We will have a new intake that will stat their first module – Applied Pedagogy in Judo whilst our second year cohort do two modules – Planning for Sport and Technical Principles of Judo, our third year cohort will also do two modules – Psychology for combat sports and Performance Analysis for judo. We will also hopefully recruit enough for a level 5 intake, they will complete a module in Long-term Athlete Development.
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Week one of the summer block of the EJU level 4 performance coach award is complete! Here are some pictures, the students are going down to the British Judo Performance Institute today for the test fights and overload training of the British Olympic team.
Some pictures of the Strength and Conditioning module delivered at Core-Cambridge, more photo’s of this soon. Also our biomechanics preparation lectures, physiology practical sessions and mat based sessions with world and Olympic champion Maki Tsukada.
Week two is just as packed!!
Monday saw the start of the summer block of the European Judo Union Level 4 performance coach award.
As explained in my previous post there are 4 modules – year one are predominantly doing physiology, year two are doing biomechanics and Strength & Conditioning.
Today has seen our first years looking at EMG and our second years doing strength and conditioning. There was also a keynote session by world and Olympic champion Maki Tsukada (JPN)
Here are some photos from so far….
In just under a week the next block of the EJU level 4 performance coach award will start at Anglia Ruksin, Cambridge.
This block is looking exciting, with two cohorts we are delivering four modules over the block:
Level 1: Sports Physiology and Physiology for judo
Level 2: Strength & Conditioning for judo and Biomechanics for judo
We have guest lecturers including Alex Bezziner, Sanislaw Sterkowicz, Attilio Sacripanti and Maki Tsukada. I think this is going to be another great two week block 🙂
I will update with progress as we go along!
This weekend was the Littleport championships, we only had five players fighting. Rosie won silver, Harry, Orestis and Adam all won bronze whilst Rowan had the best fight he has ever had despite not winning a medal – for me this is more important 🙂
Another interesting thing was that one of the torch bearers – Dave Hereward brought along his Olympic torch for people to have a photo with, I think this is really good and 100% in the spirit of the Olympic movement. There are some photos below.