Martial Arts Injuries: Prevention and Management by Neil Barua and Andy Roosen

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  • Overview
  • In any contact sport, including martial arts injuries are unavoidable. Nonetheless, their occurrence can be minimized and when they do take place,


Binding Paperback
Publisher Crowood Press Ltd.
Country of Origin UK
Number of Pages 128
Pubilcation Date 2005
Condition New

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  • Injuries Book
  • by Neil Barua
  • and Andy Roosen
  • Specific martial injuries
  • Great read


Martial Arts Injuries Description

In any contact sport injuries are unavoidalbe. Nevertheless, their occurrence can be minimized and, when they do take place, martial arts practitioners need to know how to respond effectivly. Written by martial artists for martial artissts, their volume in invaluable as it provides coverage of both treatment and prevention.


'On the Back' of Martial Arts Injuries

In any contact sport, including martial arts injuries are unavoidable. Nonetheless, their occurrence can be minimized and when they do take place, martial arts practitioners need to know how to respond effectively. Written by martial artists for martial artists, this volume is therefore invaluable as it provides a comprehensive coverage of not only the treatment of injuries but also their prevention. Easy to read and well structured, this book begins with a consideration of the most common causes of injuries and then presents a broad spectrum of principles governing injury prevention and demonstrates the theory and practice of correct and safe training. Subsequent chapters examine the diagnosis and first-aid treatment of a wide range of martial arts injuries.

Any martial artist serious about training effectively without enduring unnecessary setbacks caused by injuries will find this volume to be essential reading. This is a book that should be kept with the first-aid kit in every dojo and martial arts training hall.

* Outlines how the body works as this is of crucial significance if the martial artist is to respond appropriately to injuries.
* Considers all aspects of injury prevention including warming up, the importance of a safe environment, protective equipment, medical support, physical conditioning, correct movement and biomechanics, nutrition and hydration.
* Provides essential first-aid information and covers the unconscious casualty, the 'recovery position', neck and spinal injuries and the required medical equipment.
* Presents a comprehensive guide to the recognition and treatment of shock, head injuries, upper-limb injuries together with injuries to the chest, abdomen and the lower limbs.
* Clearly written and extensively illustrated with over 120 drawings and thirty photographs.
Neil Barua is a doctor and has worked in England and Australia. He has over fifteen years of martial arts training, competition and coaching experience. An instructor for Ko Ken Ryu Karate Jutsu, he holds a second dan in Shotokan Karate-Do and trains in Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do.
Andy Roosen is a graduate in sports administration and science and is carrying out doctoral research at Loughborough University into the biomechanics of martial arts. A chief instructor in Ko Ken Ryu Karate jutsu, he holds a fourth dan in Shorin-Ryu Karate-do, practises several martial arts and is a successful coach and competitor.



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