The strategy differences and movement pattern between medalist and non-medalist taekwondo youth athlete

  • P.K. Suppiah
  • A.J. Joummy
  • M.R. Abdullah
  • A.B.H.M. Maliki
  • R.M. Musa
  • S.M. Mat-Rasid
  • A Adnan
  • N.A. Kosni
  • H Juahir
Keywords: combat sports, strategy and movement, medalist and non-medalist, notation and motion analysis

Abstract

The objective of current study is to compare the strategy differences and movement pattern between medalist and non-medalist Malaysia Taekwondo youth athlete. A total of 17 matches of Tenom, Sabah Taekwondo Championship were recorded for notation analysis and movement strategy by using Kinovea which involving 20 male Sabah athletes of the category 15-17 years. The medalists is defined as they advanced for the knockout phase temporarily non-medalist are not. There is a significant different between medalist and non-medalist (U = 19.500, z = -2.340, p = 0.019, r = 0.504) on the variability of attacking technique. Moreover, reverse spin movement shown a significant (U = 24.000, z = -2.123, p = 0.034, r = 0.41) different between medalist and non-medalist in attacking strategy.

Notational and motion analysis reveal a secret behind successful of medalist in attacking strategy and movement in a combat sport.

Keywords: combat sports; strategy and movement; medalist and non-medalist; notation and motion analysis

Published
2018-01-17

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