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Carl has recently returned to Teesside University to complete the final 40 credits of his Bsc (Hons) Applied Sport & Exercise Science Degree. These credits are achieved by handing in a 10,000 word dissertation on a research subject of choice, to be handed in around Christmas time.

Carl’s research project will analyse a number of final bouts of elite level (WKF Karate1 Premier League & WKF World Championships) Kumite (Fighting) matches. The scoring frequencies and technique choice will be analysed with the final report contributing in a small way to the limited body of research on the latest WKF Karate competition rules and their application.

The title is: Notational analysis of scoring techniques used in Karate competition’.


The dissertation is obviously highly relevant to the club and the wider Karate world. More than that though, this will be a great opportunity to be immersed once more in the latest cutting edge research in the Martial Arts world. Then of course, all this new knowledge will be brought back to the club and filtered down to our students.

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