BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF THE LUNGE TECHNIQUE IN THE ELITE FEMALE FENCERS

  • B. Zhang
  • D. Chu
  • Y. Hong
Keywords: fencing, kinematics, lunge

Abstract

The objective of this study is to profile the lunge technique of four female elite epee fencers. The motion was filmed with a video camera (50Hz) during a trial competition against Jiang Su Team. Data were collected and analysed using a Peak Performance System. The lunge in attacking technique was analysed. The kinematic parameters included stride length of lunge, reaction time, horizontal velocity of the centre of gravity and time to reach the target were determined. The centre of gravly and the Made of all four athletes were found to move simultaneously. The findings contradicted the belief of the athletes that the blade leads the movement of the body.