Training recommendations specific to karate based on general motor and karate specific motor fitness differences and performance predictors for elite and novice karate athletes.

Minimal research on general motor fitness tests of strength, power, speed, flexibility or karate specific motor fitness to assess differences between elite and novice karate athletes. Limited research on different interventions as kumite versus kata on anaerobic and aerobic responses and karate training improving balance. Specific karate skills as punch power, punch movement time and punch reaction time in terms of factors predicting performance have been rarely evaluated. Research aim integrated approaches of multivariate classification and multiple regression to evaluate motor fitness, both specific to karate and general to differentiate karate ability, as well as to identify motor factors predicting karate specific skill as reverse punch performance.
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Subjects: karate diagnostics performance diagnostics performance physical conditioning ability coordinative ability performance capacity aerobic anaerobic reaction speed perception cognition high performance sport elite sport beginners' training
Notations: combat sports
Published in: Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning
Published: 2017
Volume: 25
Issue: 6
Pages: 34
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced