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.
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.
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