The Polish Taekwon-Do Association is pleased to inform you that four new articles have been published in 2022, the author or co-author of which is Prof. Jacek Wasik, Ph.D. is a long-standing member of the AETF Scientific Research Committee until 2021, President and Head Coach of the Sports Academy in Czestochowa and professionally Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Prevention at Jan Dlugosz University of Czestochowa, Editor-in-Chief of the international scientific journal "Physical Activity Review", e-ISSN 2300-5076 (indexed WoS, Scopus).
“Articles 1-3 deal with the biomechanics of Taekwon-Do including the revealed phenomenon of Kinematic Target Effect (KTE) and my proposed KTE coefficient. This can help to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the tested person. Application, for example, in the selection of players or people sent to rehabilitation.
Article 4 deals with the psychological assessment of TKD players. It is interesting to note that most studies indicate that women have a greater "anxiety state" than men. Our research shows that there is no difference between the TKD players tested which can indicate that perhaps Taekwon-Do reduces anxiety in women.” - summarized Prof. Wasik.
All articles can be read below:
1. “Stereophotogrammetry measurement of kinematic target effect as speed accuracy benchmark indicator for kicking performance in martial arts” by Jacek Wąsik, Dariusz Mosler, Dorota Ortenburger, Tomasz Góra - Department of Kinesiology and Health Prevention, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Częstochowa, Poland.
2. “Kinematic Effects of the Target on the Velocity of Taekwon-Do Roundhouse Kicks” By Jacek Wąsik, Dariusz Mosler, Dorota Ortenburger, Tomasz Góra - Department of Kinesiology and Health Prevention, Jan Dlugosz University of Czestochowa, Poland.
and Jarosław - Cholewa Department of Health Related Physical Activity and Tourism at Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland.
3. “Kinematic Differences between Traditional and Sport Version of Roundhouse Kick Executed by Male Taekwon-do Masters” By Jacek Wąsik, Dariusz Mosler, Tomasz Góra, Dorota Ortenburger, Małgorzata Chalimoniuk, Józef Langfort - Department of Kinesiology and Health Prevention, Jan Dlugosz University of Czestochowa, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland
4. “Feeling of Meaningfulness and Anxiety of Taekwon-Do Fighters in a Salutogenic Notion” By Dorota Ortenburger, Dariusz Mosler, Józef Langfort and Jacek Wąsik - Department of Kinesiology and Health Prevention, Jan Dlugosz University of Czestochowa, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland