THE BIOMECHANICALANALYSIS OF TAEKWONDO AXE-KICK IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC

  • Yeh-Jung Tsai
  • Shuei-PI Lee
  • Chenfu Huang
Keywords: Taekwondo, axe-kick, reaction time, kinematics, kinetics

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the biomechanical factors of the Taekwondo axe-kick and compare the differences between male and female athletes for timing kinematicsand kinetics. The data gained from 23 test subjects of the Taekwondo team from the junior high school (male:16, female:?). Base on the results and discussion of the study, we have reached the following conclusion: the average movement speed has significant difference between male and female groups. The average movement speed has significant positive correlation with the peak vertical ground reaction force (body weight), the peak front-rear ground reaction and impulse at the kicking leg. While the kicking leg attacked the target, the higher point of the kicking leg and the larger power at the peak tront-rear ground reaction force, the faster attacking velocity(the resultant of toe velocity) at the target.
Published
2008-03-25