As a kinesiology (sport science) student in university I am interested in developing a martial art (in my case Shotokan karate) training program that is based on sound science i.e. peer reviewed journal article findings. This would include biomechanical analysis of movement, measurement of physiological parameters, psychological skills training, nutrition, injury prevention etc.
As part of a term paper I did quite a bit of research on the topic and created such a training program. I must say that the toughest part was finding scientific papers on karate; there are a very limited number of these. Furthermore I would like to expand on this paper and create a program of high quality.
I would be interested to hear about people’s thoughts on the idea and would be glad if anyone could provide some insight into putting together such a project. I would be very pleased to collaborate and share information with all those interested by the project.