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There is an oddity in the long-term practice of Karate as traditionally it has been an activity that can last a lifetime, but there are many people who suffer from various chronic complaints of the lower limbs. Much research has looked at acute injuries in Karate but for the most part these injuries are not to the parts of the body that suffer the...
The purpose of this study was to examine hip and knee joint loading during the performance of the common reverse roundhouse or hook kick (Ura Mawash geri. Twenty eight black belt karate players performed hook kicks in two different ways, training kick and competition kick. Motion and force data were collected with a VICON motion analysis system and...
The main purpose of this study was to examine hip and knee joint loading during the performance of the common roundhouse kicking technique in both a training mode and in a competition mode. 15 black belt karate players performed roundhouse kicks in two different ways, basic kick and competition kick. Motion and force data were collected with a VlCO...