KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF THE CRESCENT KICK IN TAEKWONDO
Keywords: Taekwondo. kinematic, kinetic, crescent kick, children, kicking
AbstractTaekwondo is a martial art that originated in Korea more than 2000 years ago (Kim, 1995). Presently, it is an Olympic sport and is performed in over 160 countries by approximately 50 million practitioners of all ages. Taekwondo translates to "Way of Kicking and Punching" (Kim, 1995), and as its name indicates, it is characterized as an activity where kicks compose 80 percent of the techniques. The basic kicks in taekwondo are front, crescent, roundhouse, side, back, and hook kick
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