BIOMECHANICAL MEASURING STATIONS TO SOLVE PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN KARATE SPORT

  • Kerstin Witte
  • Peter Emmermacher
  • Marion Lessau
Keywords: Karate, high-speed-analysis, biomechanical measuring station

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify biomechanical details of the karate technique Gyaku-Zuki (reverse punch). For this a high speed camera was integrated in two different measuring stations. The results of six experienced in competition kumite athletes show new knowledge about the biomechanics in karate and the possibility of detecting of movement irregularities in order to avoid issues. Particularly the fist movement was quantified and the overstretchings in the elbow joint and in the wrist were observed. Furthermore it was confirmed that an athlete with a good intermuscular coordination the faster movements executed.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities