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Article: Sport-specific balance ability in Taekwondo practitioners

TitleSport-specific balance ability in Taekwondo practitioners
Authors
KeywordsForward Lunge
Martial Art
Postural Control
Turning
Issue Date2012
PublisherUniversidad de Alicante. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.jhse.ua.es/?s=home
Citation
Journal Of Human Sport And Exercise, 2012, v. 7 n. 2, p. 520-526 How to Cite?
AbstractFong SSM, Cheung CKY, Ip JY, Chiu JHN, Lam KLH, Tsang WWN. Sport-specific balance ability in Taekwondo practitioners. J. Hum. Sport Exerc. Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 520-526, 2012. Taekwondo is a combat sport emphasizing on kicking techniques and dynamic footwork. Specialized balance ability is crucial for Taekwondo practitioners. This study aimed to compare (1) the postural stability during turning, and (2) the forward lunge distance between adolescent TKD practitioners and non-practitioners. Nineteen TKD practitioners (12 males, 7 females; Mean age ± SD: 15.58 ± 1.07 years) and nineteen control participants (13 males, 6 females; Mean age ± SD: 16.21 ± 0.98 years) were recruited in the study. Balance performance was assessed by the Forward Lunge Test and Step/Quick Turn Test with the NeuroCom Balance Master system. Forward lunge distance, turn time and turn sway were measured. TKD practitioners were found to turn faster by 35.37% (p=0.004) and sway less during turning by 15.23% (p=0.034) than non-practitioners. The forward lunge distance in TKD practitioners was 5.67% shorter than that in control participants (p=0.046). This study shows that TKD practitioners might have sport-specific balance ability. The findings of this study inspire the exploration of the longitudinal training effect of TKD so as to develop the evidence base for this exercise option to improve the postural control of adolescents with balance problems. © Faculty of Education. University of Alicante.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/184223
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dc.contributor.authorChiu, JHNen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, KLHen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsang, WWNen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T03:02:19Z-
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dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Human Sport And Exercise, 2012, v. 7 n. 2, p. 520-526en_US
dc.identifier.issn1988-5202en_US
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dc.description.abstractFong SSM, Cheung CKY, Ip JY, Chiu JHN, Lam KLH, Tsang WWN. Sport-specific balance ability in Taekwondo practitioners. J. Hum. Sport Exerc. Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 520-526, 2012. Taekwondo is a combat sport emphasizing on kicking techniques and dynamic footwork. Specialized balance ability is crucial for Taekwondo practitioners. This study aimed to compare (1) the postural stability during turning, and (2) the forward lunge distance between adolescent TKD practitioners and non-practitioners. Nineteen TKD practitioners (12 males, 7 females; Mean age ± SD: 15.58 ± 1.07 years) and nineteen control participants (13 males, 6 females; Mean age ± SD: 16.21 ± 0.98 years) were recruited in the study. Balance performance was assessed by the Forward Lunge Test and Step/Quick Turn Test with the NeuroCom Balance Master system. Forward lunge distance, turn time and turn sway were measured. TKD practitioners were found to turn faster by 35.37% (p=0.004) and sway less during turning by 15.23% (p=0.034) than non-practitioners. The forward lunge distance in TKD practitioners was 5.67% shorter than that in control participants (p=0.046). This study shows that TKD practitioners might have sport-specific balance ability. The findings of this study inspire the exploration of the longitudinal training effect of TKD so as to develop the evidence base for this exercise option to improve the postural control of adolescents with balance problems. © Faculty of Education. University of Alicante.en_US
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dc.publisherUniversidad de Alicante. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.jhse.ua.es/?s=home-
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dc.subjectForward Lungeen_US
dc.subjectMartial Arten_US
dc.subjectPostural Controlen_US
dc.subjectTurningen_US
dc.titleSport-specific balance ability in Taekwondo practitionersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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