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Comparison between the Balance of Skilled and Less-Skilled Players during Successful and Failed Front Kick and Turning Side Kick Motions
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Comparison between the Balance of Skilled and Less-Skilled Players during Successful and Failed Front Kick and Turning Side Kick Motions
Yoo, Si-Hyun; Ryu, Ji-Seon;
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The aim of this study is to identify the appropriate movement for maintaining postural balance during Front Kick and Turning Side Kick motions. To do so, ten Taekwondo athletes: five skilled players(S, body mass: , height: , age: , career: ) and five less-skilled players(LS, body mass: , height: , age: , career: ) participated in this study. A three-dimensional motion analysis was performed on the participants using eight infrared cameras and two force plate(sampling frequency of 200 Hz and 2000 Hz for S and LS players, respectively). The participants' motions were divided into: a front-kick phase(P1) and a turning-side-kick phase(P2). For P2(p<.05), the range and root mean square(RMS) of the ground reaction torque and the M-L mean velocity of COP were greater for LS than for S; similarly, for P2(p<.05), the M-L range, A-P range, and velocity of the COP were greater for LS than for S. Further, the M-L range and maximum velocity of the COP was greater for failure than for success(p<.05). The femoral biceps muscle for bending the knee joint was significantly stronger in S than in LS(p<.05). It is expected that these results will be useful in developing a training program for improving the balance and stability of Taekwondo poomsae athletes and improve their front-kick and turning-side-kick motions.
COP;COM;Balance;Taekwondo Poomsae;Front Kick and Turning Side Kick;
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