Kick as key combat technique for success in kickboxing


PhD, Professor S.I. Belykh1
O.S. Oleynik1
1Donetsk National University, Donetsk

Lately the sport science has given a special attention to the kick biomechanics driven kick power building components of training systems in kickboxing. Objective of the study in this context was to use the process biomechanics analysis to identify the factors of influence on the kick power. We applied for the study purposes special technical tools and test equipment; endurance exercises till refusal; weighted exercises; and the interval trainings and competitions. The study was run at the kickboxing and boxing clubs in the Donetsk Oblast where 25% of the Ukraine national kickboxing team come from.
We used electromyograms and 16mm video captures to rate the kick speeds and powers. The test data were used to find the top-speed segments in the ideal kick; the moment of the muscle relaxation after the kick; correlation between the kick power and the kinematic chain stiffness; and to profile the maximal ‘whip’ effect versus the passive sub-pushing kick.

Keywords: kick speed, kick power, kickboxing, training, progress.


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