2018, Volume 14

Simple and choice response time elite and novice karate athletes and non-athletes



Yen-Hsiu Liu1, Lai-Chu See2, Shih-Tsung Chang3, Jiahn-Shing Lee4, Li-Chuan Shieh5, Yu-Lin Ning6, Ai Yin Lim7, Wei-Min Chen7

1Department of Physical Education, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan | Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou and Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2Department of Public Health, College of Medicine * Biostatistics Core Laboratory, Molecular Medicine Research Center, Chang Gung University | Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology * Center for Big Data Analytics and Statistics, Chang Gung Memor, Taoyuan, Taiwan
3Office of Physical Education, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taoyuan, Taiwan | Graduate Institute of Athletics and Coaching Science, National Taiwan Sport University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
4Biostatistics Core Laboratory, Molecular Medicine Research Center, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
5Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Taoyuan, Taiwan
6Department of Martial Arts, University of Taipei, Taoyuan, Taiwan
7Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan


Author for correspondence: Yen-Hsiu Liu; Department of Physical Education, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan | Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou and Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan; email: yenhsiu@mail.cgu.edu.tw



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Abstract

Background and Study Aim: Simple and choice response time (RT) are important determinants for karate competition. Studies showed notable controversy on a discrepancy in RT among different level of karate skill. This study’s aim is knowledge about simple and choice RT elite and novice karate athletes and also non-athletes (all from college students).

Material and Methods: We recruited three groups from college students: elite karate athletes (n = 28), novice karate athletes (n = 34) and non-athletes (n = 97). RT was measured in five conditions: simple RT at zero and shoulder distance, along with choice RT at zero, shoulder and random distance, by using FITLIGHT Trainer™ System (FTS), for dominant and non-dominant hands.

Results: RT of dominant hand measured at simple with zero distance were 335.43 ±73.05 ms, 306.33 ±47.05 ms and 292.33 ±45.4 ms for non-athletes, novice and elite karate athletes, respectively. Compared with non-athletes, elite karate group had significantly faster simple and choice RT, while novice karate group had significantly faster choice RT (p<0.01 for all conditions). When compared between two karate groups, the elite group was faster in choice RT at a random distance than the novice group (p<0.001).

Conclusions: The findings suggest karate practice improves RT among young adults and there is a significant discrepancy between elite and novice level of karate athletes at choice RT. FTS is a potential standardised tool for response time assessment using light stimulation.


Key words: kumite, combat sports, FITLIGHT Trainer™ System


Cite this article as:

AMA:

Liu Y, See L, Chang S et al. Simple and choice response time elite and novice karate athletes and non-athletes. ARCH BUDO. 2018;14

APA:

Liu, Y., See, L., Chang, S., Lee, J., Shieh, L., & Ning, Y. et al. (2018). Simple and choice response time elite and novice karate athletes and non-athletes. ARCH BUDO, 14

Chicago:

Liu, Yen-Hsiu, See Lai-Chu, Chang Shih-Tsung, Lee Jiahn-Shing, Shieh Li-Chuan, Ning Yu-Lin, and Lim Ai Yin et al. 2018. "Simple and choice response time elite and novice karate athletes and non-athletes". ARCH BUDO 14

Harvard:

Liu, Y., See, L., Chang, S., Lee, J., Shieh, L., Ning, Y., Lim, A.Y., and Chen, W. (2018). Simple and choice response time elite and novice karate athletes and non-athletes. ARCH BUDO, 14

MLA:

Chen, Wei-Min et al. "Simple and choice response time elite and novice karate athletes and non-athletes." ARCH BUDO, vol. 14, 2018

Vancouver:

Liu Y, See L, Chang S et al. Simple and choice response time elite and novice karate athletes and non-athletes. ARCH BUDO 2018; 14