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 APE  Vol.2 No.1 , February 2012
Match Analysis in a University Taekwondo Championship
Abstract: The aim of this study was to analyze the performance of medallists’ taekwondo athletes in University level Championship. Kicking actions were grouped into three categories; circular, linear and with a previous spin kicks. Performance was evaluated based on 1) the type and height of the kicks employed, 2) the attacking and counterattacking nature of the kicking actions and 3) the scoring profiles of these. Forty-five matches from the four Olympic weight categories were notationally analyzed in male and female populations. Kruskal-Wallis tests revealed that the reading scores in the four weight categories differed significantly in males for linear kicks, and in circular kicks to the chest, attacking kicks and total actions (p < 0.05) for females. A greater number of circular kicks was recorded in male and female taekwondo athletes; this was followed by linear kicks and those with a previous spin. Kicks to the chest were also more common than kicks to the head as well as attacking kicks were used more frequently than counterattacking kicks. Given the new competition rules, coaches are encouraged to induce athletes to increase the frequency of kicks to the head and with a previous spin to maximise the point scoring rate per kicks delivered.
Cite this paper: Falco, C. , Landeo, R. , Menescardi, C. , Bermejo, J. & Estevan, I. (2012). Match Analysis in a University Taekwondo Championship. Advances in Physical Education, 2, 28-31. doi: 10.4236/ape.2012.21005.
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