Progression of Combat Sport Activities for Youth Athletes

Jose Morales*, David H. Fukuda, Cristina Curto, Misaki Iteya, Hiroshi Kubota, Emanuela Pierantozzi, Michael La Monica

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Combat sport activities can play a role in the development of children and adolescents, and they are often a part of physical education classes and extracurricular activities. In addition to the psychological and social benefits these activities offer, they are also highly beneficial in physiological terms, as they are based on intermittent, metabolically demanding activities that help participants improve their physical fitness. The aim of this work is to propose a logical progression of game-based activities that reproduce different technicaltactical and physiological requirements of combat sports. The 5 phases become progressively more difficult with respect to both strategy and intensity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-89
Number of pages12
JournalStrength and Conditioning Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun 1


  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Combat sports;HIIT
  • Judo
  • Martial arts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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