2006, Volume 2, Issue 1

Performance of the twimyo nopi ap chagi test

Jacek Wąsik1

1Department of Surface Physics, Jan Długosz University of Czestochowa, Poland

Author for correspondence: Jacek Wąsik; Department of Surface Physics, Jan Długosz University of Czestochowa, Poland; email: jwasik[at]konto.pl

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The competition of taekwon-do (ITF) is a tetrathlon and consists of: patterns, sparing, power breaking and special techniques. The last one is very spectacular, unique for taekwon-do and consists of five tests [1,2]. The flaying rising kick (timyo nopi ap chagi) is the simplest and the bestmeasurable test; the role of referees is limited to observing and scoring. The Twimyo Nopi Ap Chagi jump test using the “non-scissors” technique consists of 4 phases: run-up, takeoff, flight and landing. The jump height is determined by the following elements: height of the centre of gravity (COG) at take-off, flight height of COG, length of the kicking leg and angle betweenthat leg and the line perpendicular to the board.

Key words: jump evaluation, special techniques, taekwon-do