Perceptual and Motor Performance of Combat-Sport Athletes Differs According to Specific Demands of the Discipline

Chen WY, Wu SK, Song TF, et al. Perceptual and Motor Performance of Combat-Sport Athletes Differs According to Specific Demands of the Discipline. Percept Mot Skills. 2016.

Authors
Chen WY1, Wu SK2, Song TF3, Chou KM4, Wang KY5, Chang YC3, Goodbourn PT6,7

Affiliations
1Department of Rehabilitation Science, Jen-Teh Junior College of Medicine, Nursing and Management, Miaoli, Taiwan.… Read the rest

TaekwondoScience Fighter Analysis Report (NOW AVAILABLE)

The TKDSCI ‘Fighter Analysis Report‘ gives competitive Taekwondo athletes critical feedback and insight so that they can perform at the highest level. These original custom reports are generated by systematic video analysis.

“Taekwondo, compared to baseball, basketball, football, is almost devoid of statistics … But it’s not because there’s nothing to measure; it’s because we’re not measuring it yet.” – Isaac Michaels, CEO of TaekwondoScience (Scientific American, June 2013)

Now Taekwondo athletes and coaches can finally utilize the same types of data and performance metrics that other sports have deeply integrated!… 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.

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

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

Changes in heart rate and blood lactate concentration as intensity parameters during simulated Taekwondo competition

J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2007 Jun;47(2):179-85.

Authors
Butios S1, Tasika N.

Affiliations
1Department of Sport Science, Kyung Hee University, Suwon, Korea.

Abstract
AIM: The absence of studies related to physiological responses in athletes during Taekwondo competition makes this the first attempt to investigate the physical aspects of this relative new Olympic sport event.… Read the rest

Martial arts as sport and therapy

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

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

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

Abstract
“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.

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

Authors
Toskovic NN

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

Abstract
“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