REACTION TIME IN TAEKWONDO

  • Manfred Vieten
  • Markus Scholz
  • Hashem Kilani
  • Markus Kohloeffel
Keywords: biomechanics, taekwondo, reaction time, response time

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to find out if taekwondo players competing on an international level have faster reactions than recreational taekwondo players or sports students. We measured three different time intervals. The time measurements started with the flashing of a light diode and ended respectively with the first visible movement of the hip, the shoulder or the foot. Differences were found depending on the skill level, age and gender with the taekwondo players competing on an international level showing significant faster reactions.
Published
2007-12-12
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities