Title: Hand punch movement kinematics of boxers with different qualification levels

Authors: Yaodong Gu; Sergey Popik; Sergey Dobrovolsky

Addresses: Human Movement Research Centre, Faculty of Sports Science, Ningbo University, Zhejiang 315211, China ' Laboratory of Human Movement & Performance Research, School of Arts, Culture and Sports, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia ' Department of Biomechanics and Technical Training, School of Arts, Culture and Sports, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate temporal and spatio-temporal characteristics of right-hand cross of 18 boxers at various proficiency levels. Boxers carried out punches from different positions: (1) in full coordination, (2) with lower limbs fixed, and (3) with lower limbs and trunk fixed. Results revealed kinematical features of cross punch and identification of causes for potential deviations in the technique of punching.

Keywords: kinematical features; hand punch; temporal parameters; spatio-temporal characteristics; punch velocity; body parts.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBET.2018.095984

International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 2018 Vol.28 No.4, pp.366 - 376

Received: 06 May 2016
Accepted: 04 Oct 2016

Published online: 02 Nov 2018 *

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