Allan Hahn

Allan Hahn
University of Canberra · Research Institute for Sport & Exercise

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A modified boxing program in which youth and adults participated together ran for almost five years at an Australian community youth club. It was in- itially focused on preparing participants for occasional modified boxing competitions in which impacts to the head and neck were prohibited and any forceful impacts were penalized. The Head Coach of t...
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Coaches play a highly influential role across the whole spectrum of sport. Their proficiency is crucial to the progression, welfare and even the personal development of the athletes under their charge. Maximising the development of that proficiency is therefore a crucial concern of numerous sporting and community organisations. Effort must be direc...
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In Australia, a modified form of boxing aimed at maximising participant safety and enjoyment has existed since 2006. Known as Box’Tag, it precludes impacts to the head and neck, in accordance with recommendations of medi- cal and other experts. It also makes use of automated scoring technology. From 2012-2016, a Box’Tag program was run at a Police...
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A conventional boxing glove and a prototype pneumatic glove were each fitted to a mechanical fist and dropped 253 times from a height of 3 metres on to a force plate covered by an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) mat. Impact dynamics were measured and modelled. From the outset, peak impact force and peak rate of force development (loading rate) were lo...
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This study was aimed at improved understanding of the mechanisms of pre- viously reported protective effects of a pneumatic boxing glove. A Motion Capture System was used to obtain velocity data from four different boxing gloves dropped on to a force plate from nine heights ranging from 1 to 5 me- tres. Two gloves were of the conventional type but...
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Two prototype pneumatic boxing gloves of different design were compared against conventional 10 oz (Std 10 oz) and 16 oz (Std 16 oz) gloves in terms of ability to reduce impact forces delivered to a target. One of the pneumatic gloves (SBLI) contained a sealed air bladder inflated to a pressure of 2 kPa. The other (ARLI) incorporated a bladder that...
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Two prototype pneumatic boxing gloves of different design were compared against conventional 10 oz (Std 10 oz) and 16 oz (Std 16 oz) gloves in terms of ability to reduce impact forces delivered to a target. One of the pneumatic gloves (SBLI) contained a sealed air bladder inflated to a pressure of 2 kPa. The other (ARLI) incorporated a bladder that...
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The ModBox Information Guide has been prepared to assist with the implementation and delivery of community-based, low-risk modified boxing programs and covers such important topics as athlete safety, coaching, skill development and planning. However, it is intended to assist coaches with the construction of programs appropriate to their specific si...
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ABSTRACT The impact damping capabilities of four different boxing gloves were assessed under two different conditions of target padding to determine whether target characteristics might influence previous conclusions concerning potential for impact mitigation through novel glove design. A conventional 10 oz glove (Std 10 oz), a conventional 16 oz g...
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Design methods were employed over a 5-year period to develop boxing gloves capable of substantially buffering impact forces delivered to an opponent, thereby permitting safer boxing. Multiple concepts were explored, with sophistication of prototypes gradually increasing. The protoypes underwent both quantitative laboratory testing and qualitative e...
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Over the past eight years a modified, low-risk form of boxing known as Box’Tag has emerged in Australia. It has been designed to emphasise high levels of fitness, skill and personal enjoyment, while excluding those aspects of traditional boxing that have raised medical, ethical and legal concerns. Strikes to the head are prohibited, as are any impa...
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The purpose of this review is to establish current knowledge in regard to the legal, medical, ethical and moral concerns of participating in boxing.The review also presents a case for boxing by highlighting the social and physical benefits associated with participation. It summarises, interprets, and critically evaluates the existing literature and...
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There is evidence that appropriately structured sport programmes can help young people to build positive life skills while also improving their physical fitness and psychological well-being. Disadvantaged and marginalised young people have relatively low rates of participation in sport, and designing programmes that attract and retain them presents...
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The program enables data to be collected from the participants as part of the routine monitoring procedures of the Canberra PCYC, which has agreed to make the data available for secondary analysis under an arrangement that was approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Canberra.
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Existing literature suggests that tests for maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) should last 8-12 minutes and that prolonged tests do not produce valid measurements. The research underlying this suggestion has been performed with non-athletic populations and trained athletes may be more tolerant of longer protocols. Eleven rowers (8 males, 3 females) eac...

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The project aims to provide health and fitness outcomes and develop life skills for participants through the use of a humanistic approach to coaching that focuses on positive youth development. In addition, there is an intention to raise awareness of environmental issues, especially in the context of Himalayan states of India, and to increase opportunities for female participation in sport.