kensei wrote:just a question here but who is Brian Adams? is he an MD????
EmmaRobins wrote:I have changed the title of this thread, because in hindesight the use of the word medical was too constraining, as we want this section to be far wider reaching than just 'Medical Implications of karate techniques'.
I do not know the title that goes with Brian Adams, but we are basing a section on the implications of karate techniques, a subject he has written on. This section will not offer medical advice, only scientific reasoning for the effects of karate techniques. There will be no medical advice offered.
Mr.Adams is recognised as an expert in Martial Arts injuries and so will be able to scientifically explain such reasoning for certain outcomes.
Also in this section we hope to include information on the biomechanics of technique and possibly even the psychology of combat, So any ideas to further this section would be greatly received.
All the best, and thank you,
P.S If you would like any further information on this section, please do contact us and ask.
SusanW wrote:Kensei, you can buy his book on Amazon.
SusanW wrote:The book is well known in karate circles (well I'd certainly heard of it). People that know and liked his book can come to The Shotokan Way to hear more of his ideas. Shaun and Emma would be daft not to jump at his offer! Have you ever heard the expression "Never look a gift horse in the mouth" ?
SusanW wrote:If you have relevant background why not offer to write an article for the new Scientific Study Section? I'd be interested to read it. Don't worry - no one's going to start interregating you about your qualifications - we're more civilised than that. We'll just appreciate that you've been kind enough to take the time to share your thoughts Seriously, why not give it a go - the more viewpoints the better (In my opinion)
SusanW wrote:Emma, does this section cover stuff about what causes injury in training (i.e. training injuries - techniques or training practices that are bad for you) or is it strictly about the damage your techniques do to your opponents (potentially) ?
SusanW wrote:Emma, I'm not sure if this is the type of question you have in mind, but it's something I'd like to hear an expert's opinion on.
We often here people claim that they fight 'full contact' and without any protection. I'm not quite sure what this means, but it sounds a little dangerous to me. I assume what they really mean is that they use full contact in chudan punches.
What are the potential risks with hitting someone hard in the stomach (or solar plexus)?
Assuming the participants are well conditioned how dangerous would you consider the following:
- Full contact punches and kicks exchanged between people of similar weight, size and conditioning
- Full contact punches and kicks exchanged between people of different weight, size and conditioning (e.g. 60Kg person vs 100kg person)
Is it any different for men and women? My observation is that pound for pound women are actually BETTER equipped to absorb impact to the abdomen if they're properly trained. I'm not sure why this would be.
I suppose I'm looking for an opinion on how far it's safe to go in training when it comes to contact levels in chudan techniques.
Tom O'Brien wrote:In our system of Vee-Jitsu the book ‘Deadly Karate Blows – The Medical Implications’ by Brian Adams is an icon. We start using it at sankyu (3rd degree brown belt). The philosophy is that by the time you reach brown belt you should be proficient in striking and able to do debilitating harm to your opponent. Given that you should not be ignorant of the damage certain karate strikes, kicks and blows are capable of. Brian Adams' book explains and shows the impact of the strikes on the organs and the repercussions. At brown belt level you are required to be able to demonstrate & explain what organs, joints and muscles are affected and what the medical implications are. This way no advanced student can ever say "I didn't realize what could happen". You are responsible to know what you are capable of doing. His article on the cardio was typically great.
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