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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2010;12(2):11-22.
Published online April 30, 2010.
Effects of Taekwondo Training on the Physical Fitness and Isokinetic Muscular Function in Middle School Students
Chan-Mo Chung, In-Sik Hwang
Dankook University
Correspondence:  Chan-Mo Chung,
Email: ccm8688@paran.com
Received: 28 February 2010   • Accepted: 24 April 2010
Abstract

INTRODUCTION
To research the effects of physical fitness and isokinetic muscular function of middle school students for promotion of physical fitness and development of the training program which can be utilized by the Taekwondo instructors.
METHOD
The subjects were 30 middle school students who participated in Taekwondo training in extracurricular activities or Taekwondo gymnasium. The exercise group was composed of 15 students and non-exercise group of 15. Physical fitness and isokinetic muscular function were measured. Physical fitness items were muscular strength, muscular endurance, power, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and isokinetic muscular function items were peak torque per weight, average power and endurance ratio of ankle joint and knee joint.
CONCLUSION
Taekwondo training have been influenced on the promotion of physical fitness (muscular strength, muscular endurance, power, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility), isokinetic muscular function(peak torque, average power and endurance ratio) of the knee and ankle joint.
Keywords: Taekwondo, physical fitness, isokinetic muscular function


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