THE COMPARISON OF BALANCE ABILITY BETWEEN JUDO PLAYERS AND NON- ATHLETES

  • Ching-Cheng Chiang
  • Jinn-Yen Chiang
  • Tzyy-Yuang Shiang
Keywords: balance, static balance, dynamic balance, judo

Abstract

This present study investigated the balance ability between elite judo players and nonathletes. The subjects consisted of two groups. The judo players group consisted of ten elite judo players with mean age 21.2 ± 1.5 years and the second group consisted of ten non- athletes with a mean age of 19.2 ± 1.9 years. There were two tests in the study: the static balance test and the dynamic balance test. The equipment used in this study included Kistler force plate system and tensiometer. The results of this study were analyzed by a t-test in order to detect the difference in balance standing time on one leg with eyes closed, center of pressure (COP) of body sway and time of balance recovery between two groups. In the static balance tests, the radius of body sway COP judo players group was significantly smaller than that of the non-athlete group. In the dynamic balance test, there was also a significant difference in the time of balance recovery between two groups .