CHARACTERISTICS OF KINEMATICS AND KINETICS OF STROKES IN KARATE -BIOMECHANICAl APPROACH

  • Lechoslaw B. Dworak
  • Krzysztof Dziewiecki
  • Jacek Maczynski
Keywords: fighting sports, karate, force of stroke, velocity of stroke

Abstract

The purpose of the paper is to discuss the matter of results of stroke velocity measurements and kinetic parameters (maximum force of stroke and angle of impact) of hand strokes (gyaku tsuki) and leg strokes (mae geri, yoko geri) in karate shotokan. A group of competitors, consisting of 21 persons, took part in the laboratory experiment. Measurements of kinetic parameters were realised on Kistler three-component force plate with synchronous measurement of hand (foot) velocity which was executed on MRC selfconstructed equipment.
Published
2008-03-02