2013, Volume 9, Issue 1
A profile of Paweł Nastula’s individual technical-tactical preparation
1Department of Martial Arts, Gdańsk University of Physical Education and Sport, Gdańsk, Poland
Background and Study Aim: Effectiveness of the technical-tactical preparation in competitors, who took part in the most important sport competitions was analyzed and examined by many researchers. The assessment of individual technical-tactical preparation (PTT) is also of great importance. Especially, in those who achieve the highest sport success. The assessment is made by recording and analyzing many contests and effective attacks. Paweł Nastula won a gold medal at the Olympics, three medals at the World Championships, three gold medals at the European Championships, and thirteen gold medals won at the individual Polish championships. He was among the fifty best judo competitors in the world. He was one of the most popular Polish sportsmen. The study goal is profile of technical-tactical preparation as a source of his great success.
Material and Methods: The analysis of 87 contests played from 1991-1992 during 24 sport tournaments was the research material. Within that period Nastula effectively performed 145 attacks by means of judo techniques and he scored 1022 referee points. The methods we have used allowed us to determine his dominant techniques and the value of indices of the individual technical-tactical preparation.
Results: Paweł Nastula effectively used 25 judo throws and grappling. A seoi nage throw was his favorite technique and some techniques from ashi waza and te waza (leg and hand techniques respectively). He was highly efficient at katame waza (grappling techniques). While applying throws, he used his right and left body sides when throwing towards four directions. Loss of points resulted from referee’s penalties, not due to opponents attacks.
Conclusions: A profile of individual technical-tactical preparation of that competitor allows us to determine standard value. The value of indices of the sport preparation and his tokui waza (favorite technique) may be used as a criterion of control of individual preparation in judo competitors.
Key words: paweł nastula, competitor’s profile, dividualization, chnique-tactics