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Programme for IAJR conference

Programme for IAJR conference

The programme for the IAJR conference has just arrived ūüôā Here is a screen shot ūüôā

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August 22, 2013 · 10:07 am

European Judo Union Level 4 performance coach award – Week one

A very busy first week of the Easter block of the European Judo Union Level 4 performance coach award. This award is split across six two-week blocks over a three year period and is arguably one of the best coaching programs in the world, across all sports.

Over these two weeks our two year groups will take three module. Year 1 students are doing a 30 credit module called “Applied pedagogy in Judo” and the year two students are doing two 15 credit modules – Sports Development and Talent Development Pathways in Judo. After th block each group will also have an online module each.

Lecturers this week have included….

Bob Challis (Pathway Leader & EJU level 5 high performance coach)

Dr Mike Callan (Director of judospace and President of IAJR)

Nuno Delgado (Olympic Bronze Medallist & EJU level 4 performance coach)

Dr Lisa Allen (Judo event manager London Olympics 2012)

Kat McDonald (Presented on Athletes in Education and works at TeamBath)

Matt Divall (England Excell coordinator and EJU level 5 high performance coach)

Craig Fallon (World and Olympic champion)

Our mat based sessions have been at Comberton Village College who Anglia Ruskin already work closely with for their judo program. These sessions have been world class! I will post more information on some of them in others posts.

It was also god to see some of our judo players from our full-time program making the most of this special environment and coming along to the sessions.


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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 S√£o Paulo, Brazil
  2. Bianca Miarka –¬†A comparison between numbers of attacks and directions in female judo matches University of S√£o Paulo, Brazil
  3. Bianca Miarka –¬†Cycles of temporal dynamic structure in judo matches University of S√£o 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 ‚Äď BRAZIL
  8. Hidemasa Tokuyasu –¬†An Opinion Survey of Judoists in the USA.¬†Tokyo Ariake University of Medical and Health Sciences
  9. Hrvoje Sertińá –¬†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 РExample 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 Р 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 РFRANCE
  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‚Äôs 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 Р 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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Heading out to Paris

Saturday I will be heading out to Paris for the 7th International Association of Judo Researchers symposium. The event is looking good with presentations that cover a wide variety of topics.

The history of Dan system for female Judo
Presenter: Associate Professor Noriko Mizoguchi. Shizuoka University of Art and Culture. Japan

Gunji Koizumi
Presenter: Dr Mike Callan. Anglia Ruskin University. England

History of International Judo
Presenter: Professor Michel Brousse. l’Université de Bordeaux 2. France

Dr Shigeyoshi Matsumae
Presenter: Professor Yasuhiro Yamashita. Tokai University. Japan

Disabled people and the Potential of Judo
Presenter: Professor Takeshi Nakajima. Kokushikan University. Japan

Specific Exercise Testing in judo athletes
Presenter: Ms Elena Pocecco. University of Innsbruck. Austria

Modelling judo grip contest and simulations
Presenter: Professor Michel Calmet. Université de Montpellier 1. France

The performance of Explosive Muscular Actions of the Lower Body in Judo Athletes

Presenter: Professor Luis Montiero. Lusofona University. Portugal.

There will also be around 30 poster presentations. Anglia Ruskin has representation in the presentations from Dr Mike Callan and two posters, one from me and one from Janaina Magalhaes, who is a student on the EJU level 4 coaching award.¬†Janaina is presenting on ‘O Soto Gari: the Role of Renrakukuwazas to this Major Throw’ and I am presenting ‘A temporal Analysis of the u48kg Women’s Judo at the 2010 World Championships’.

I’ll write more about the conference and, of course, the world championships when I am in Paris ūüôā


If there are any of the presentations you’re particularly interested in let me know by commenting below and i’ll blog as much info as I can.

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