Diminished impact attenuation properties of taekwondo and boxing headgear

Br J Sports Med. 2014 Apr;48(7):652. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093494.246.

Authors
Pieter W1O’Sullivan D2Fife G2

Affiliations
1Keimyung University, Daegu, South, Korea
2Chung-Ang University, Anseong, South, Korea

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Only one study reported the impact attenuation of taekwondo headgear.… Read the rest

Biomechanics of Head Injury in Olympic Taekwondo and Boxing

Biology of Sport 2013; 30(4):263-268. ICID: 1077551.

Authors
Gabriel P Fife1,2, David O’Sullivan2, Willy Pieter3

Affiliations
1Department of Physical Education, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
2Department of Physical Education, Chung-Ang University, Anseong, Republic of Korea
3Department of Taekwondo, Keimyung University, Daegu, Republic of Korea

Abstract
“OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to examine differences between taekwondo kicks and boxing punches in resultant linear head acceleration (RLA), head injury criterion (HIC15), peak head velocity, and peak foot and fist velocities.… Read the rest