RESPONSE TIME AND JAB FORCE PUNCH OF THAI FEMALE AMATEUR BOXERS: A PRELIMINARY STUDY

  • R. Tongaim
  • W. Limroongreungrat
  • S. Hirunrat
  • S. Thanangkul
Keywords: response time, jab force, boxing

Abstract

The jab an important punch in amateur boxing used to interrupt an opponent’s rhythm and to score points. To jab successfully, a boxer must respond quickly and hit a target with sufficiently high force. Luangtrakul et al. (2002) investigated response time alone during jab training but not force. Moreover, female boxers have not been studied. Understanding response time and jab force can be used to train boxers. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of target choice response times and forces of the jab punch of female Thai national amateur boxers.
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Coaching and Sports Activities