Comparative Kinematical Analysis of Forward Roll Fall, Side Fall, and Forward Break Fall in Individual Kinematic Model



Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Ido - Movement for Culture
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Field Sport and leisure time activities
Keywords combat sports; martial arts; Gubitz model; biomechanics of falling techniques
Description As a theoretical base for kinematical analysis a 4-phase model of fall techniques was chosen. The examined subject was a teacher of martial arts and of self-defence. For the kinematical analysis we used a SIMI Motion 3D system. Thirteen points were monitored. Gubitz model was used for calculation of gravity centre. In the phases of initiation and falling in forward roll fall and forward break fall certain congruence was found. However, forward break fall is very often used in a fall with a phase of flying and in a fall with an indistinct motion in x-axis. In this case the similarity between forward roll fall and forward break fall is debatable. Further on, congruence in phases of after fall position in side fall and forward break fall was discovered. On the contrary, we found significant differences in side fall and forward break fall in the initiation phase. The differences were marked mainly in spatio-temporal characteristics.

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