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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Professor da EEFE-USP; Praticante e Pesquisador de Judô; Preparador físico de atletas de modalidades esportivas de combate.

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quarta-feira, 2 de novembro de 2011

Palestra ministrada durante o V JOCAF na EACH-USP em 25/10

Preparação de atletas olímpicos

Soco no karate

J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2011 Dec;21(6):1023-9. Epub 2011 Oct 17.

Kinematic and electromyographic analyses of a karate punch.
Vencesbrito AM, Rodrigues Ferreira MA, Cortes N, Fernandes O, Pezarat-Correia P.

Sports Sciences School of Rio Maior, Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Rio Maior, Portugal.


The aims of this study were: (i) to present the kinematic and electromyographic patterns of the choku-zuki punch performed by 18 experienced karatekas from the Portuguese team, and (ii) to compare it with the execution of 19 participants without any karate experience. The kinematic and electromyographic data were collected from the arm and forearm during the execution of the specific punch. A two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used with significant level set at p⩽0.05. We found that the kinematic and neuromuscular activity in this punch occurs within 400ms. Muscle activities and kinematic analysis presented a sequence of activation bracing a near-distal end, with the arm muscles showing greater intensity of activation than muscles in the forearm. In the skill performance, the arm, flexion and internal rotation, and the forearm extension and pronation movements were executed with smaller amplitude in the karate group. Based on the results of this study, the two groups' presented distinct kinematic and electromyographic patterns during the performance of the choku-zuki punch.

Análise do mae-geri; mais conhecido por alguns como o chute que o Steven Seagal ensinou para o Anderson Silva : )

J Sports Sci. 2011 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Execution time, kinetics, and kinematics of the mae-geri kick: Comparison of national and international standard karate athletes.

Pozo J, Bastien G, Dierick F.

Department of Physical Therapy , Haute Ecole Louvain en Hainaut (HELHa), Montignies sur Sambre , Belgium.

Little is known of the performance characteristics of the shotokan karate mae-geri kick. The aim of this study was to compare the execution time, the lower limb kinetics and kinematics, and their respective repeatability in the mae-geri kick of karate athletes of two different standards. Seventeen adult black belt karate competitors (9 national and 8 international athletes) performed six kicks with their dominant lower limb on a striking surface, combining maximum force impact and velocity. Execution time of movement and lower limb kinematics were recorded with a high-speed camera. Maximum force at impact and the forces exerted on the ground were measured using three force plates. The duration of the kick was significantly shorter for international than for national standard athletes. However, no significant difference in the maximum impact force of the kick was observed between the two groups. In addition, significant kinematic differences were observed between the groups, with two angles of motion and one velocity peak occurring sooner in the kick movement for the international athletes, specifically for the knee joint. International athletes also performed the kick with a significantly higher repeatability for duration and kinematics, specifically during the pre-loading phase that precedes the attack phase. We conclude that theduration of the kick and repeatability of lower limb kinematics could be useful in selecting top-level karate athletes and monitoring their training status.