Study about the reaction time relation to sports performance in karate do

In karate do, the primordial motor quality is represented by speed, under all its manifestation forms. Among them, we shall approach the reaction time, because it is particularly important to athletes and its decrease by a few tenths or one hundredth of second may condition the achievement of a very good sports result. In order to efficientize the competitive results and to better manage the athletes’ training, all these aspects should be taken into account. Purpose. This paper represents a starting point for an ampler study related to the way in which the reaction time may become a prediction factor for the karate do athletes’ competitive performances. It also proposes some individualized intervention strategies meant to improve the reaction time, with the final goal of increasing each athlete’s performance level. Methods. In order to develop our research, we used the case study method, the observation method and the graphical representation method. They consisted of administering the Reaction Time (RT) Test, included in the PSISELTEVA computerized battery created by RQ-Plus, to top performance senior athletes from the “Rapid” Sports Club of Bucharest, components of the WKC (World Karate Confluence) National Karate Squad. Testing was performed within the UNEFS Psycho-Pedagogy Lab. Conclusions. Tests provide an important database that can be subsequently used to make a correlation between the test results, the top performance athletes’ training and their competitive results.
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Subjects: combat sport karate reaction speed perception relation performance test investigation method
Notations: combat sports
Published in: Science, Movement & Health
Published: 2013
Volume: 13
Issue: 2 Suppl.
Pages: 228-233
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced