Kinematics of judo backward breakfall: comparison between novice and experienced judokas

This study aimed to investigate the kinematic differences in judo backward breakfall between novice and experienced judokas. Eleven experienced and 13 novice judokas volunteered to participate in the study. Three-dimensional kinematic data were collected while participants performed five sets of backward breakfalls. We documented head-, neck-, trunk-, hip-, and knee-angleĀ–time-curve profiles during judo breakfalls. The results showed significant differences in knee- and trunk-angle time curves, whereas no significant differences were found in head, neck, and hip kinematics between the novice and experienced judokas. These results suggest that motion of the lower extremity requires more attention during the learning of breakfall technique by novice judokas.
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Subjects: biomechanics analysis movement technique judo injury movement co-ordination prevention beginners' training elite sport head
Notations: technical and natural sciences junior sports combat sports
Published in: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference Proceedings
Editors: T. Y. Shiang, W. H. Ho, P. C. Huang, C. L. Tsai
Published: Taipei International Society of Biomechanics in Sports 2013
Volume: 31
Issue: 1
Pages: P04-13 ID74
Document types: congress proceedings
electronical journal
Language: English
Level: advanced