Psychological preparation and role of the trainer


PSYCHOLOGICAL PREPARATION When it comes to preparation of an athlete for upcoming competitions, psychological preparation cannot be avoided. The fact is that under conditions of equal physical and technical-tactical level, those who are better psychologically prepared (they have more confidence, are more emotionally stable, etc.) usually win. Bearing in mind…

Shotokan Karate

Shotokan karate

History of Shotokan Karate A short reminder to Shotokan karate history: Karate means “empty hand”, and Karate-do translates to “the way of Karate”. It was renamed from “To-Te Jutsu” (the art of the Chinese hand) to “Karate-Do”. Karate is a highly developed method of combat based on the systems which developed at the…