Three-dimensional assessment of the judo throwing techniques frequently used in competition

Santos, Luis and Fernandez-Rio, Javier and Ruiz, María Luisa and del Valle, Miguel and Callan, Mike and Challis, Darren and Sterkowicz, Stanislaw (2014) Three-dimensional assessment of the judo throwing techniques frequently used in competition. Archives of Budo. ISSN 1643-8698

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Abstract

Although the judo throwing techniques are not considered as injurious to the attacker, repetition of these tech- niques might cause repetitive strain type injuries. The goal of the study was knowledge about the degrees of flexion and extension and abduction and adduction of the main locomotive joints, performing the most em- ployed throwing techniques in high-level competition.Two world-class judoists, under the supervision of an elite Japanese expert, performed seoi-nage, uchi-mata, osoto-gari, ouchi-gari and kouchi-gari. They were analysed using three-dimensional technology.Data of performance throws obtained from expert 1 and 2 respectively were very similar. Results indicate that systematic repetition of seoi-nage, uchi-mata and o-soto-gari can produce shoulder tendon pathologies. Long- term seoi-nage and uchi-mata practice might generate epicondylitis. Judokas who have suffered anterior cru- ciate ligament injuries must be careful when executing techniques that demand explosive knee extension (i.e. seoi-nage) against a great resistance. Judokas are not exposed to overuse injuries when they perform ouchi- gari and kouchi-gari throws.Systematic practice of the most employed judo throwing techniques in high-level judo can cause injuries by overuse in the upper-body joints (shoulder, elbow). Nevertheless, the lower-body joints (knee, ankle) do not seem to be at risk of injury by overuse.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Santos, L., Fernandez-Rio, J., Ruiz, M. L., del Valle, M., Callan, M., Challis, D. & Sterkowicz, S. 2014. Three-dimensional assessment of the judo throwing techniques frequently used in competition. Archives of Budo. V10 PP107-115.
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 10:04
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 09:00
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/566193

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