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A comparison of karateka’s and judoka’s foot arch dynamics

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The benefits of barefoot walking is widely known. Our purpose was to examine the foot arch dynamics of sportsmen, who perform barefooted. The research sample consists of 25 skilled male judoka and 25 karateka (age 18 - 32 years, minimum 6 hours of training a week). We used navicular drop test to determine the level of foot arch dynamics. Results showed the significant differences between left and right foot of judoka and karateka and between two groups of participants as well (judoka ́s foot arch dynamics is bigger than karateka ́s). The differences could be caused by different way of shifting, diff erent softness of the mats and different dynamics of each performance.
  • Department of Gymnastics and Combatives, Faculty of Sport Studies, Masaryk University, The Czech Republic
  • Department of Gymnastics and Combatives, Faculty of Sport Studies, Masaryk University, The Czech Republic
  • Department of Gymnastics and Combatives, Faculty of Sport Studies, Masaryk University, The Czech Republic
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