What is it about?
The main objective of this work was to study the differences in biomechanical performance between young adults and older adults who practice karate.
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Why is it important?
Aging has been shown to be accompanied by loss of physical capacity, however, little has been studied what happens when athletes continue to have a regular practice. Martial arts practitioners, particularly Karate, are a good example of sports whose practitioners continue their lifelong practice, and these are known to be the technical reference of the sport. Hence, some questions arise: Do these practitioners also lose their abilities or, on the contrary, maintain good levels of performance?
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This page is a summary of: Effect of Aging on the Lower Limb Kinematics in Karate Practitioners: Comparing Athletes and Their Senseis, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, June 2019, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2019/2672185.
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