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05-05-2010, 11:24 AM
Hi All

I am a postgraduate sport & exercise science student conducting a literature review on the kinematics and kinetics of martial arts roundhouse kicks. More specifically, I would like to review data concerning roundhouse kicks in Karate or Taekwondo and how to maximise impact force. However, there seems to be little scientific investigation regarding the biomechanics of these kicks. Has anyone specialised in this topic or have any relevant literature that I can access?

Any help would be much appreciated.


Jason Clarkson
Auckland University of Technology
New Zealand