THE EFFECT OF TARGET DISTANCE ON TRUNK, PELVIS, AND KICKING LEG KINEMATICS IN TAEKWONDO ROUND HOUSE KICK

  • J. Kim
  • S. S. Yenuga
  • Y. Kwon
Keywords: relative orientation angles, movement pattern, ensemble average

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The round house kick is one of the most frequently used kicks in Taekwondo competition. One of the main strengths of this particular type of kick is that it can be easily adjusted according to the target distance during a competition. Although a long kick is more difficult to perform than a normal or short kick, it is useful to score points in an unexpected attack. The purpose of this study was to investigate the rotational movement patterns of the trunk, pelvis, and the kicking leg (thigh and shank) during the round house kick with three different target distances.
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Coaching and Sports Activities