Visual anticipation in kickboxing: The effects of skill on gaze behaviour when possibilities for action change.

Introduction In combat sports, gaze behaviour, visual search and (visual) anticipation have been studied within a range of different disciplines (judo [1], karate [2], fencing [3]). Expert taekwondo athletes can perform a roundhouse kick under 200 ms [4]. However, the time between a non-anticipated stimuli and the onset of a response of the taekwondo athlete … Continue reading Visual anticipation in kickboxing: The effects of skill on gaze behaviour when possibilities for action change.

Feedback in martial arts: The effect of strike force feedback on exploratory behaviour in martial arts.

Introduction In martial arts, the creativity is reflected in the capability to effectively (i.e., with high force) perform a high number of techniques and variations within these techniques [1]. The development of new and effective actions requires exploratory behaviour [2]. Hence, ways to enhance exploration seems beneficial in martial arts. Exploration of different actions can … Continue reading Feedback in martial arts: The effect of strike force feedback on exploratory behaviour in martial arts.