Development of Technique & Tactical Skill

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About the author:

A brief presentation of Coach Preto:

  1. Instructor of stick combat (Jogo do Pau), Karate & Wrestling
  2. Undergrad in physical education
  3. Two masters in sport sciences
    a) Sport teaching strategies (ULHT/Lisbon)
    b) Coaching (UBC/Vancouver)
  4. Certified by the International Sport Sciences Association as a:
    a) Fitness trainer
    b) Youth training specialist
    c) Endurance training specialist


  • The forgotten art of fighting against multiple opponents
  • Coaching combat tactics: Counter attack selection
  • Jogo do Pau: The ancient art and modern science of Portuguese stick fighting
  • Understanding physical conditioning: A movement based approach
  • Development of technique & tactical skill

    Plus, co-producer of the DVDs:
  • Combat tactics: 1) Decision making in weapon based martial arts
  • From battlefields to duelling: The evolution of Jogo do Pau


  • "For the full-contact stick fighter, Luis' approach to staff has huge appeal. He demonstrates outstanding range and timing, with hardcore commitment"
    Loki Jorgenson, instructor of Pekiti-Tirsia & Dog Brothers’ MA

  • "Luis delivers content that is both grounded in solid body mechanics and tactically relevant and applicable to all martial artists regardless of discipline. His 'in-context' approach to training martial skills helps students not only learn but easily apply new techniques outside of drills in an efficient and effective manner. He has certainly had a positive impact on the way that I teach and train"
    Devon Boorman, Academie Duello’s lead instructor

  • "Our skills as a club improved dramatically as a result of his tutelage. Not only did our students gain from Luis' skill as a teacher, but our instructor team benefited immeasurably from his insightful coaching. Luis is a patient tutor with a keen eye for the minutiae and detail of fine body mechanics. During his tenure at Blood and Iron Martial Arts he quickly became a favourite teacher among our students, and became the Head Coach of our fight team"
    Lee Smith, Blood & Iron Martial Arts’ lead instructor


Development of Technique & Tactical Skill

A practical guide for coaches, parents & athletes

Authored by MSc Luis Preto
Authored with Spyridon Katsigiannis
Edition: 1

SUCCESSFUL SPORTS TEACHING MADE EASY ... because everyone deserves a great sport experience!

A practical system from a coach to coaches, parents & trainees 

Looking for innovative teaching methods?

Frustrated with complex and not so practical books on teaching?

This book bridges the gap between sports teaching scientific research & the practical day-to-day work of teaching sport skills. 

Better yet, it makes teaching uncomplicated by sharing great insight into:

  1. What makes up movement software
  2. How motor skills are developed as an adaptation to opponent's traits, game rules & one's body image
  3. The optimization of the psychological variables that influence performance

All culminates in a teaching system that optimizes:

  • Motivation
  • Concentration
  • Coordination
  • Memorization
  • Transfer from drills to game performance

These topics are covered by sharing both concepts and real world teaching applications ...

... and in a such straight forward that reading this book easily fits anyone's busy schedule.

Publication Date:
1495377881 / 9781495377884
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Sports & Recreation / Training

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