Investigation of the Effects of Moving Targets on Hit Force in Taekwondo

Kumartasli M., Uncu I. S. , Catikkas F., Akyuz M., Kilim O.

ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, vol.130, no.1, pp.382-384, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 130 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.12693/aphyspola.130.382
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.382-384


The system to be developed has been designed in order to determine the training levels of the athletes in the field of taekwondo at national and international level and to follow-up the talent development process using computer support. The progression and continuity of hit power and time-dependent performance improvement of an athlete can be measured with interactive impact measurement system. The system determines a random target. It marks the target by blue light. When the light turns on, the athlete reacts accordingly and swiftly by kicking without knowing the light timing. The athlete only needs to know where the light is. Unlike in other training systems, the piston has been able to go back and forth in response to the strike of the athlete by means of a moving hydraulic system. The athlete can be pushed back by opening the piston when his/her performance drops down. The piston strike model is deactivated when the performance of the athlete is above a given threshold value. There will be four operating phases in the mechanism depending on the impact speed of the piston. Moving target robotic system analyses various hits in Taekwondo with the aim to determine hit force and reaction time. After completion of the warming up at the first stage, the athlete will be able to increase the workout level from low to high levels and will try to keep the mechanism behind as much as possible. Moreover, the athlete will be able to compare his/her results with results of others. Using this system, the efficiency of athletes can be easily determined and deficiencies can be resolved.