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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2016;18(2):19-31.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15758/jkak.2016.18.2.19    Published online May 31, 2016.
Examination of Physique and Fitness in Elite National Fencing Athletes.
Jin-Wook Chung, Tae-Wan Kim, Seung-Seok Woo, On Lee
Korea Institute of Sports Science
Soeul National University
Correspondence:  On Lee,
Email: fair98@snu.ac.kr
Received: 23 March 2016   • Accepted: 20 May 2016
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to examine physique and fitness in elite national fencing players.
METHODS
A total of 559 athletes who played as national players over 10 years participated in the study. There were 285 male and 274 female players (saber: 85 males, 93 females; epee: 105 males, 90 females; fleuret: 95 males, 91 females). Separate one-way ANOVA was performed to determine between sex and weapon categories.
RESULTS
There was a large difference between weapon categories in the male players more than in female players. Epee athletes were of largest physique (height, weight, and fat free mass), and the following were the order saber, and fleuret in both sex. Male epee athletes were significantly stronger in muscular strength and isokinetic muscular strength while female fleuret athletes were in power endurance, muscle endurance, and anaerobic power. Sabre athletes were significantly strong in muscular strength. Epee athletes were significantly strong in flexibility.
CONCLUSIONS
These results suggest that different physique and fitness factors in weapon categories require individualized training protocols.
Keywords: elite national fencing athletes, physique, fitness, examination


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