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dc.contributor.authorKinoti, J. W.
dc.contributor.authorNjororai, W. W. S.
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-29T11:27:56Z
dc.date.available2015-09-29T11:27:56Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/13675
dc.descriptionA paper presented at the Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and dance 3rd Scientific Congress held on 11th - 15th September, 1997 at Kenyatta Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractKarate is a martial art sport whose main objective is to develop techniques and tactics for self-defence without the use of weapons. The ability to balance determines how well an individual can perform in this sport. The body's balance is maintained at the hip, where the a mass of the body is concentrated. A one-show case study was carried out on twelve experienced and twelve non-experienced make karatekas. The subjects performed the modified stork balance test. The two group compared and data descriptively presented. Among other findings, it was established that the experienced karatekas had a mean balance of 111.42 seconds compared to the 58.08 seconds for noble the non-experienced group. The ttest techniques indicated that there was a difference in balancing abilities in favour of experienced karatekas. It was evident that the more one engages in the sport the more one becomes competent in balancing abilities. Training and persistent practice are, therefore, vital if athletes are to improve balancing ability.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.subjectModified stork balanceen_US
dc.subjectKaratekasen_US
dc.subjectSelf defenceen_US
dc.titleAn investigation into differences in modified stork balance abilities between experienced and nonexperienced karatekas at Kenyatta Universityen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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