BIOMECHANICAL FEATURES OF STRIKING MOVEMENTS ON JAPANESE DRUM <CASE STUDY>

  • Masae Yamazaki
  • Takahiko Satoh
  • Manabu Yamada
  • Soh-ich Shimizu
  • Tetsuaki Shima
  • Kimitaka Nakazawa
  • Hiroh Yamamoto
Keywords: Japanese drum, skill, effective, strike, recovery

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to clarify the biomechanical features of the human striking movements observed while playing the Japanese drum by three dimensional analysis. Three subjects participated in this study in order to deterimine the motion of a professional player, an experienced player and a novice player. Digital videography method was applied to each subject, regarding their maximum effort during a 15-second exercise, and measured EMG and GRF. The results showed that the biomechanical features of striking movements are to make the most of ability with the features of Taiko, through repetition of efficient strike and recovery. Moreover, the crucial point was expressed at a strike velocity of 4.42m/s and at a recovery velocity of 3.76m/s. In addition, the feature of Yoko-uchi by a professional player is a single leg striking method.
Published
2007-11-09
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities