GJD performing a "round-house" kick !

 

KARATE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCES

George was initially exposed to Martial Arts and hand-to-hand combat when he served in the United States Marine Corps and has been involved in formal Martial Arts since 1980. I have trained at Martial Arts of America, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, since that time and earned my Black Belt in Karate in 1999. George has also worked out with the AASU karate club since 2004.

KARATE SENSEI

I have also volunteered as a SENSEI (teacher) for several years. I continue to train for fitness and FUN!

 

SPECIALIST IN MARTIAL ARTS CONDITIONING (SMAC)

Since I am interested in the training and conditioning components of Martial Arts. I have also earned my Certification as a Specialist in Martial Arts Conditioning (SMAC) by the International Sports Sciences Association.

EDUCATIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN MARTIAL ARTS

Furthermore, as a teacher, I am interested in the educational aspects of Martial Arts so I have also published and plan to continue contibuting to the literature in this area:

  • Davies, GJ, Durall, C, Fater, D. Martial Arts. In Shamus E., Shamus, J. (Eds),
    Sports Injury: Prevention and Rehabilitation, McGraw-Hill Publishers, New York, pp. 407-458, 2001
  • Davies, GJ. Martial Arts Impact: how proper technique helps prevent injury. Sports Medicine Update. 15: 22-27, 2001
  • Davies, GJ. Specificity Training for the martial artist in karate using Thera-Band as part of the training program. In Page, P, Ellenbecker, TS (Eds). The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance. Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL., 2002