AN ANALYSIS OF MOVEMENT PATTERNS UTILIZED BY DIFFERENT STYLES IN THE KARATE REVERSE PUNCH IN FRONT STANCE

  • Richard Stull
  • J. Barham
Keywords: combatives, martial arts

Abstract

Research Hypotheses The purpose of this study was to obtain baseline kinematic data on the spatial and temporal organization of selected segmental movements of the body during the execution of the karate reverse punch in front stance. The two research hypotheses (H) tested in the study were: H1: The reverse punch in front stance when performed by advanced performers (karateka) will conform to the "kinetic link principle" and "serape effect" movement models. H2: A similar movement pattern will appear irrespective of karate style.
Section
Muscle-Skeleton-Mechanics