Introduction The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) stipulated the utilization of electronic body protectors (EBPs) with embedded sensors in order to detect points electronically. The attacking skills and scoring strategy had been changed in the game. In the past emphasis on defensive use side kick that has become one of the means of scoring. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the inductive value by side kicking in five different areas of EBP.
Methods An EBP (KP&P) was used for the experiment. Twelve TKD male athletes were asked to adopt the same starting posture and perform the side kick three times in five different areas. Five ’hit’ areas were defined and marked on the EBP. For comparison within three different height in the same impact area and detects the inductive value of EBP.
Results The results revealed a significant difference in middle portion of the front of the EBP impact area and across different height of side kick.
Discussion Although previous research suggest that the respective EBP does not present the necessary accuracy, reliability and linearity for the unit of measurement used for assessing a standardised hit . In the present study, we detects the effect of induction values in different area of EBP (KP&P) , with the evidence showing that middle portion of the front of the EBP was higher inductive value across different height of side kick.
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