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pvaslin65
04-16-2003, 06:02 PM
Dear Biomch-Listers,

A MS student in Physical Education at Blaise Pascal University is planning
to measure the impact force of some karate punch techniques. From his search
in different databases (PubMed, Herakles; keywords: biomechanics, karate,
martial arts), he only found a very few relevant references where impact
forces were measured in various fighting sports. Among these, was the
following:

J. Atha, M.R. Yeadon, J. Sandover and K. Pearson (1984). Measuring the
mechanical properties of a heavyweight's punch. J. of Sports Sciences (UK),
2(3): 188-189.

Unfortunately, this paper is only an abstract of a Sports Sciences
Conference, so measurement and computing methods are not fully described.
The very poor results of this bibliographic search lead me to ask you:

- Has the above study been fully described in some scientific article(s)? Or
can the authors contact me and give some more information?

- Does somebody know if other studies have already been done on the same
purpose in any fighting sport?

For those interested, I'll post a complete summary of the collected
references.

Many thanks in advance.


Philippe VASLIN (Ph.D.)
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LIMOS (UMR 6158 CNRS)
Université Blaise Pascal
ISIMA - B.P.10125
63173 AUBIERE CEDEX - France
Philippe.VASLIN@isima.fr
Tel : + 33 (0) 473 405 038
Fax : + 33 (0) 473 405 001
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