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Difference in Motor Abilities between Karate and Taekwondo Athletes

Author Affiliations

  • 11Department of Physical Education, Khalsa College, Amritsar, Punjab, INDIA
  • 22Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, INDIA
  • 32Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, INDIA
  • 4Khalsa Public School, Amritsar, Punjab, INDIA

Res. J. of Physical Education Sci., Volume 1, Issue (5), Pages 7-10, October,23 (2013)


The purpose of this study was to compare motor abilities between young karate and taekwondo athletes. Subjects were karate athletes (n=15, age= 17.28� 1.63 years, height= 165.13�4.22cm, weight= 50.866�4.22) and taekwondo athletes (n=15,age 18.33�1.39years , height= 156.66�5.80, weight= 47.46�3.68).Motor fitness is present aptitude skill, includes strength and co-ordination enriches todays manpower in players performance. Measuring instruments for motor abilities evolution where the test of; i. explosive strength; ii. segment speed; iii. repetitive strength. Results were expressed by descriptive statistics, while in aim to calculate significant differences between mean values of motor abilities between karate athletes and taekwondo athletes. In order to assess and monitor the development of motor abilities in athletes it is important to provide reliable data, that creates a good base for the results at a later age, as well the basis for taking any corrective steps in the practical realization of the exercise program. The level of p 0.05 was considered significant.


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