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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2012;14(2):117-126.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15758/jkak.2012.14.2.117     Published online April 30, 2012.
Influence of Long-term Taekwondo Poomsae Training on Static Balance, Dynamic Balance, and Gait Balance
Jae-Ho Khil, Kyoung-Hun Son
Kyung-Hee University
Correspondence:  Jae-Ho Khil,
Email: jhkhil@khu.ac.kr
Received: 29 December 2011   • Accepted: 21 April 2012
Abstract

INTRODUCTION
The study was aimed at investigating influence of long-term Taekwondo Poomsae training after comparing and analyzing static balance, dynamic balance, and gait balance between Taekwondo players and college students.
METHOD
Twenty six subjects, male college students volunteered to participate in the study and were divided into two groups: (1) Taekwondo group(TKD), Taekwondo Poosae Players; and (2) Control group(CON) that had not systematically involved in exercise training. The study were carried out with the support of Posturomed and Gaitview. The quantitative data were analyzed with the SPSS PASW 18.0 for Windows, utilizing independent t-test.
RESULT
The results were as the followings: (1) on the static balance, with EO, there was no significant difference between the TKD and the CON but with EC, there was significant(p=.007) difference between the TKD and the CON; (2) with regard to the dynamic balance, the TKD showed statistically significant(p=.003) low point on Sum of sway than that of the CON; (3) in respect of the gait balance, there was statistically significant(p=.002) difference between the TKD and the CON.
CONCLUSION
Long-term Taekwondo Poomsae training could contribute positive influence on static balance, dynamic balance, and gait balance. Furthermore, improving these balance abilities through the Taekwondo Poomsae training may prevent people from sports injuries.
Keywords: Taekwondo, Poomsae, Static balance, Dynamic balance, Gait balance
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