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Revista Brasileira de Educação Física e Esporte
Print version ISSN 1807-5509
FRANCHINI, Emerson and DEL VECCHIO, Fabrício Boscolo. Studies in combat sports: state of the art. Rev. bras. educ. fís. esporte [online]. 2011, vol.25, n.spe, pp.67-81. ISSN 1807-5509. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1807-55092011000500008.
The objective of the present text was to present the state of art of studies related to combat sports (CS). Initially, it is presented the relevancy of these sports, from a historical perspective to its representativeness in international competitions, as the Olympic Games. The common areas of Sport's professional intervention, the initiatives of events, publications, research groups and scientific organizations related to the CS are also presented. Additionally, studies applied to different areas of Sport's professional intervention - physical training, technical and tactical preparation, management and organization - were also illustrated. Finally, perspectives of new studies and aspects related to professional preparation were reported.
Keywords : Profession; Physical education and training; Martial arts; Combat sports.