SAGITTAL COUPLING ANALYSIS IN THE ROUNDHOUSE KICK IN TAEKWONDO

  • Isaac Estevan
  • Julia Freedman Silvernail
  • Daniel Jandacka
  • Coral Falco
Keywords: kinematic, coordination, coupling, taekwondo

Abstract

Analysis of coordination in taekwondo has been carried out by heterogeneous methods but no analysis of segment coupling has been done. The aim of this study was to analyse intralimb coordination in the roundhouse kick in taekwondo using Vector Coding. Four experienced (right-footed) female athletes participated in the study. Motion analysis was measured by two 3-D force plates and an eight-camera motion capture system. Data analyses were processed using Visual 3D and Matlab softwares. The prevalant coordination pattern changed throughout the roundhouse kick, with each phase of the movement having a different primary movement pattern.
Published
2014-10-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities