LEVEL OF SKILL DIFFERENTIATES THE BEST MARTIAL ARTISTS
Todd, M. K., Harrison, M. L., & Chisnall, P. J. (1999). Sport specific fitness of Ju-jitsu martial artists. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 31(5), Supplement abstract 748.
Male Ju-jitsu adherents (N = 23) were evaluated on a variety of fitness variables and performance tests. It was found that Ss exhibited sport-specific fitness characteristics and that better performers were discriminated from lesser performers by greater technique knowledge and movement acquisition (skill level) rather than fitness.
Implication. Skill-levels differentiate better martial artists from lesser performers.
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