SIMPLE ATTACK ANALYSIS OF JUNIOR FEMALE EPEE FENCERS

  • D. Chu
  • B. Zhang
  • K. Mau
Keywords: fencing, kinematic, lunge, simple attack, reaction time

Abstract

The objectives of this study were to profile basic fencing variables and to determine the inter-relationship of these variables on attack for junior female epee fencers. The motion was filmed with a video camera (50Hz) during the 6th Asian Youth and Cadet Fencing Championships. Then the selected video materials were processed by Peak Performance System to produce co-ordinates for selected body landmarks. The correlation coefficients of reaction time versus sword separation (r=0.55, p<0.01) was positive. This shows clearly the interdependence of reaction time with sword separation. The correlation coefficients of defender movement time and initial sword speed was negative (r=-0.51, p<0.01). However, no significant correlation was found between defender movement time and reacted sword speed.
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Coaching and Sports Activities