Research

1st IMACSSS International Conference – Presentation video and slides

Posted by on June 14, 2012 at 4:05 am
International Martial Arts and Combat Sports Scientific Society When Prof. Pierluigi Aschieri (coach of the Italian Karate team) invited me to participate to an international conference titled Game, Drama, Ritual in Martial Arts and Combat Sports, honestly I didn’t know what to expect from this event. Drama? – I asked myself – What has Drama to deal with our work? What is the […]

Multibody Dynamics 2011 • ECCOMAS thematic conference

Posted by on July 14, 2011 at 4:17 am
The ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics was held in Brussels, Belgium from July 4th to 7th 2011 and was organized by the Université catholique de Louvain. The Conference aims at providing a forum for discussion and technical exchanges between researchers from around the globe on the most recent advances in this rapidly growing field.

Analysis of jodan mawashi geri in elite and young athletes

Posted by on June 20, 2011 at 3:57 pm
As preannounced, the object of our latest acquisitions was the execution of the jodan mawashi geri (high roundhouse kick), performed by subjects of different age, gender and technical skills, spacing from young (but already qualified) to élite athletes. This session is part of some tests planned in collaboration with Prof. Pierluigi Aschieri, head coach of […]

46th European Senior Karate Championships • New project plan

Posted by on May 3, 2011 at 12:58 am
The training camp for the preparation of the EKF 46th European Senior Karate Championships that will be held in Zurich (Switzerland) from 6th to 8th May 2011, was the occasion for a summit between Virtual Sensei Team and the top management of the Italian national karate team.

24° Bosphorus Cup • Acquisitions pre-tournament

Posted by on April 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm
During the training camp for the preparation of the 24° Bosphorus Cup (held on 16-17th April 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey), Virtual Sensei Team had the opportunity of doing another mocap session (see the previous session) with 2 athletes of the Italian National Karate Team: Michela Pezzetti, member of the senior female kata team, 3rd at […]

Prof. Pierluigi Aschieri • Interview about Virtual Sensei

Posted by on March 1, 2011 at 10:34 pm
In this video Prof. Pierluigi Aschieri, head coach of the FIJLKAM Italian karate team, talks about the use of Virtual Sensei on élite athletes like Luca Valdesi, Viviana Bottaro, Sara Cardin and Salvatore Loria. See the promo video and the gallery of the event.

Gallery • Italian Karate Team & Virtual Sensei

Posted by on February 16, 2011 at 5:02 am
The gallery below shows the Italian National Karate Team (Luca Valdesi, Viviana Bottaro, Sara Cardin, Salvatore Loria and Prof. Pierluigi Aschieri) in action during the mocap session. See here for a video and a description of the event. You can also watch the interview with Prof. Pierluigi Aschieri, head coach of the italian National Karate […]

Italian Karate Team & Virtual Sensei

Posted by on February 7, 2011 at 6:38 pm
A new milestone in the development of Virtual Sensei: we are proud to announce our official collaboration with the Italian Karate Team and FIJLKAM (Federazione Italiana Judo Lotta Karate e Arti Marziali, the Italian Karate federation accredited by the WKF). Champions such as Luca Valdesi, Viviana Bottaro, Sara Cardin and Salvatore Loria, who are at […]