A KINEMATIC STUDY ON HOW TO KICK QUICKLY IN TAEKWONDO
Keywords: martial arts, kicking techniques, target distance, kinematic chain
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to evaluate techniques for increasing kicking speed in a Taekwondo roundhouse kick according to different target distance conditions. The results were summarized as follows: i) With short condition, there was no significant correlation between kicking speed and pelvic speed; ii) Good subjects attained greater extension angular velocity of the knee joint with individual kinematic chain technique regardless of different distance conditions; and iii) subjects changed motion of the support leg in order to adapt the translational motion according to different distance conditions. Taken together, our data suggest that coaches should pay greater attention to the support leg when adapting the technique for kicking distance as well as the motions of the pelvis and hip joint of the kicking leg when adapting the technique to increase kicking speed.
Coaching and Sports Activities
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