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