KINEMATICS ANALYSIS OF TWO STYLES OF BOW FOR MARTIAL ARTISTS AND AVARAGE STUDENTS

  • K. Kawabata
  • Y. Miyazawa
  • S. Shimizu
  • T. Sato
  • Y. Takeuchi
  • R. Nishitani
  • N. Minamitani
  • H. Yamamoto
Keywords: RITSUREI, ZAREI, kinematics analysis

Abstract

The aim of this study was to conduct operating analysis of two styles of bow (RITSUREI and ZAREI) for martial artists and average students, and to compare their kinematics characteristic of. Subjects of this study were healthy men (n=33) who were martial artist group (MA, n=18) and average student group (AS, n=15). Subjects conducted RITSUREI and ZAREI three times each. Results of paired t-test, on angular degree parameter of RITSUREI, MA made smaller angular degree of the upper limbs and angular degree of the neck than that of AS. regarding time parameter components, the total time of ZAREI, from beginning of it to stopping, from stopping of it to end, and from beginning of RITSUREI to stopping were significantly shorter than that of AS. MA made several characteristic shown in text. BUDO bow is regarded as practical bow even in social rule when bow teaching is conducted