Does one night of partial sleep deprivation affect the evening performance during intermittent exercise in Taekwondo players?

Mejri MA, Yousfi N, Mhenni T, et al. Does one night of partial sleep deprivation affect the evening performance during intermittent exercise in Taekwondo players?. J Exerc Rehabil. 2016;12(1):47-53.

Mohamed Arbi Mejri,1,2,* Narimen Yousfi,1,3 Thouraya Mhenni,1,2 Amel Tayech,1,3 Omar Hammouda,4 Tarak Driss,4Anis Chaouachi,1 and Nizar Souissi1,5

1Research Laboratory “Sport Performance Optimization”, National Center of Medicine and Sciences in Sport (CNMSS), Tunis, Tunisia
2Faculty of Science, Carthage University, Bizerte, Tunisia
3High Institute of Sport and Physical Education, Ksar-Saïd, Manouba University, Tunis, Tunisia
4Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, CeRSM (EA 2931), UFR STAPS, Nanterre, France
5National Observatory of Sport, Tunis, Tunisia

“Athletes and coaches believe that adequate sleep is essential for peak performance.… Read the rest

Effects of martial arts on health status: a systematic review

J Evid Based Med. 2010 Nov;3(4):205-19. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-5391.2010.01107.x.

Bu B1, Haijun H, Yong L, Chaohui Z, Xiaoyuan Y, Singh MF.

1Department of Sports Medicine, Chengdu Sport University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, P.R.… Read the rest

Martial arts as sport and therapy

J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2007 Mar;47(1):96-102.

Burke DT1, Al-Adawi S, Lee YT, Audette J

1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

“The term Martial Arts is often used as general phrase to describe many of the combat arts, which have developed in eastern cultures over the past millennium.… Read the rest

The Healthy for Life Taekwondo Pilot Study: A Preliminary Evaluation of Effects on Executive Function and BMI, Feasibility, and Acceptability

Ment Health Phys Act. 2013 Oct 1;6(3):181-188.

Lakes KD1, Bryars T2, Sirisinahal S1, Salim N1, Arastoo S1, Emmerson N1, Kang D3, Shim L4, Wong D4, Kang CJ4.… Read the rest

Lower limb joint sense, muscle strength and postural stability in adolescent Taekwondo practitioners

International SportMed Journal, Vol 14, Issue 2, 44-52. ISSN:15283356.

Fong, Shirley Siu Ming1; Tsang, William Wai Nam2; Ng, Gabriel Yin Fat2

1The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China
2The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Background : Taekwondo (TKD) is a popular combat sport renowned for its kicking techniques.… Read the rest

Alterations in selected measures of mood with a single bout of dynamic Taekwondo exercise in college-age students

Percept Mot Skills. 2001 Jun;92(3 Pt 2):1031-8.

Toskovic NN

Department of Physical Education, Oxford College of Emory University, GA 30054, USA.

“This study was designed to investigate and to compare the acute alterations in selected measures of mood profile in novice Taekwondo practitioners while evaluating whether dynamic Taekwondo practice was an appropriate exercise modality for enhancing six psychological state dimensions: Vigor, Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Fatigue, and Confusion.… Read the rest

The quest of making TaeKwonDo safer

By Dr. Zibby Kruk   |   |   August 20, 2014

An interview with Professor Gabriel P. Fife, Co-Director of IHISL

“Headgear provides an important protection for your brain, especially in martial arts training and competition. The dangers of not wearing a headgear are always present, even in just daily simple sparring in your dojang.… Read the rest

Emerging Research Points to Health Benefits of Taekwondo for Adults Over 40

In an exclusive interview with TaekwondoScience, Dr. Jan Lodder discusses his research on the health effects of Taekwondo for older adults

By Isaac Michaels, MPH | | September 9, 2014


TAEKWONDO has attained worldwide popularity. However, despite widespread participation and concerns about Taekwondo-related injuries, the health effects of Taekwondo are not yet well understood.Read the rest

Taekwondo Training Speeds Up the Development of Balance and Sensory Functions in Young Adolescents

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Volume 15, Issue 1 , Pages 64-68, January 2012

Shirley S.M. Fong, Siu-ngor Fu, Gabriel Y.F. Ng

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (SAR), China

This study aimed (1) to identify the developmental status of balance and sensory functions in young adolescents as compared to adults and, (2) to explore the effect of Taekwondo (TKD) training on the development of balance and sensory systems in young adolescents.… Read the rest

The 10-Minute Workout, Times Three


“‘Every four years, the summer Olympics get people excited to exercise,’ says Glenn Gaesser, a professor and director of the Healthy Lifestyles Research Center at Arizona State University, who oversaw a new study about exercise and high blood pressure that was inspired in part by the coming games in London.

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