Influence of the distance in a roundhouse kick's execution time and impact force in Taekwondo.

@article{Falco2009InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the distance in a roundhouse kick's execution time and impact force in Taekwondo.},
  author={Coral Falco and Octavio {\'A}lvarez and I. M. Benitez del Castillo and Isaac Estevan and Julio Martos and Fernando Mugarra and Antonio Iradi},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2009},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={242-8}
}
Taekwondo, originally a Korean martial art, is well known for its kicks. One of the most frequently used kicks in competition is Bandal Chagui or roundhouse kick. Excellence in Taekwondo relies on the ability to make contact with the opponent's trunk or face with enough force in as little time as possible, while at the same time avoiding being hit. Thus, the distance between contestants is an important variable to be taken into consideration. Thirty-one Taekwondo athletes in two different… CONTINUE READING