2013, Volume 9, Issue 1
The indices of technical-tactical preparation of the World’s Judo Champions in Tokyo 2010 as an assessment criterion for individual training
Marek Adam1, Mirosław Smaruj2
1Department of Martial Arts, Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Gdansk, Poland
2Department of the Theory of Sport and Human Motorics, Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Gdańsk, Poland
Background and Study Aim: Individualization of the training process is important as it determines an athlete’s competitive performance. The purpose of our research was the individual indices of the technical-tactical preparation (PTT) for judo champions gold medal winners from the World Judo Championships in Tokyo in 2010.
Material and Methods: Fifty men’s contests from the World Judo Championships was the research material (men’s judo). The contests were recorded by means of the standard audio-video equipment. Technical-tactical preparation of the winner from eight weight categories was determined by the indices of the winner. Our analysis allowed us to determine the range and frequency of the techniques used. Additionally, to find preparations between attempts and effective attacks, as well as to determine scored points and points lost by referee penalties.
Results: The competitors under analysis performed in 6 or 7 contests on their ways to gold medals. The individual (PTT) indices of the winners were different in terms of techniques, frequency and effectiveness of attacks. The competitors had the high value of effectiveness and defence efficiency indices and small loss of points resulted from referee penalties.
Conclusions: The PTT indices allowed to determine the features of individual special preparation in judo competitors who won gold medals at the World Championships in Tokyo, 2010. The value of the indices is the base for controlling and conditions of best possible way of training.
Key words: technique and tactics, individual indices, judo