Volume 16 Number 2 Pages 28-42

Journal of Sport Science Technology and Physical Activities

Volume 16, Number 2, Pages 28-42



Continuous relative phases as a means of evaluating intersegmental coordination in karate
Benosmane Abdelmalik Bachir

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            This study which consists of a contribution to the biomechanical analysis of the mae geri technical gesture in karate aims to assess the intersegmental coordination of the mae geri technique performed by two elite karatekas, one a specialist in kumite, the other in kata . The evaluation of intersegmental coordination was carried out using classical approaches (kinematic profiles), but also via a calculation of continuous relative phases. The results indicated that the techniques and means used gave convincing (satisfactory) results in the assessment of intersegmental coordination. Also, we noticed differences between the athletes due to their specialization within the discipline (Kata or Kumite) and the conditions for performing the techniques.



Keywords : karate; kumite; kata; intersegmental coordination; continuous relative phases


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