The purpose of this study was to explore the time series kinematic variations during the men striking motion in eighth dan kendo players. Moreover, the magnitude of the individual difference and timing at which it appeared were investigated. Ten eighth dan kendo players performed men striking towards one of two targets (men or kote) with maximum effort immediately after an LED lamp was lighted. The motions were recorded using a motion capture system. This study examined the time series kinematic variations during the men striking motion, and revealed that the movements of the shinai (sword), right and left shoulders, and right hip differed substantially among individuals from each standard deviation.
Murase, Naoki; Suzuki, Yuki; Nakashima, Hirotaka; and Sakurai, Shinji
"KINEMATICS OF MEN STRIKING MOTION IN EIGHTH DAN KENDO PLAYERS,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 38:
1, Article 135.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol38/iss1/135