METHOD TO VISUALIZE AND ANALYZE SIMILARITIES OF MOVEMENTS – USING THE EXAMPLE OF KARATE KICKS

  • P. Emmermacher
  • K. Witte
  • N. Langenbeck
Keywords: coordination, karate, visualization, movement similarity

Abstract

Most sports movements are very complex. In order to estimate similarities between the movements many biomechanical parameters are necessary. This impairs the clearness of the classification of similar movements. Another variant is the use of nonlinear procedures which allow the consideration of the movement on the whole. But a connection to the single biomechanical parameters is not given. The aim of this paper is to introduce a procedure to visualize the movement coordination to get a visual impression of the whole movement, and in addition further analyses by means of statistical tools to confirm similarities and variabilities between the movements were presented using the example of Mae-Geri.