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2012 | 31 | 37-43

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Effect of Olympic Weight Category on Performance in the Roundhouse Kick to the Head in Taekwondo


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In taekwondo, kick performance is generally measured using impact force and time. This study aimed to analyse performance in the roundhouse kick to the head according to execution distance between and within Olympic weight categories. The participants were 36 male athletes divided into three categories: featherweight (n = 10), welterweight (n = 15) and heavyweight (n = 11). Our results show that taekwondo athletes in all weight categories generate a similar relative impact force. However, the results indicate that weight has a large impact on kick performance, particularly in relation to total response time.







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  • Department of Management and Applied Sciences in Physical Activity and Sport, Catholic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Department of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Catholic University of Valencia. Valencia, Spain
  • Department of Social Psychology, University of Valencia. Valencia, Spain
  • Department of Teaching of Musical, Visual and Corporal Expression, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain


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