THE SYMMETRY OF BILATERAL ASHI-WAZA THROWS EXECUTION IN YOUTH U-14 CATEGORY JUDOKAS

Jozef Simenko

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Abstract

Objective. In judo, highly skilled judokas pose a higher bilateral quality of arm and leg movements. This study aimed to examine the quality of bilateral throw execution of the selected Ashi-Waza (leg throwing) techniques in the youth U-14 age group judokas. Methods. Execution of 3 judo throws from Ashi-waza (O soto gari, O uchi gari and Uchi mata) was evaluated by three raters on the dominant and non-dominant body side on a sample of 5 judokas (age 13.12 ± 0.46, height 165.82 ± 8.37 cm, weight 58.36 ± 8.25 kg, years of training 6.4 ± 0.55). Paired samples T-test was used to analyse symmetries in performance with statistical significance set at p ≤ 0.05. Results. There were no significant differences between the throw quality on the dominant and non-dominant sides in all leg throwing techniques. However, all scores are lower on the left side, which is also the non-dominant side. Furthermore, the best score among the group of leg throwing techniques was with the Osoto-gari throw, while the Uchi-mata throw attained the lowest score. Conclusion. Findings demonstrate that youth judokas competing in the U-14 age group perform the Ashi-Waza techniques symmetrically; however, the trend of lower quality on the non-dominant side is noted. The Uchi-mata is the throw with the worst quality in the U-14 age group. Therefore, additional attention should be given to bilateral throw execution in the U-14 age group as the literature suggest that the transition between U-14 and U-16 age groups is crucial and where the significant bilateral differences start to occur.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings book 7th European Judo Research And Science Symposium & 6th Scientific And Professional Conference On Judo: “Applicable research in judo“
EditorsHrvoje Sertić, Sanda Čorak, Ivan Segedi
Place of PublicationZagreb
PublisherFaculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Pages39-42
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-953-317-074-9
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2023
Event7th European Judo Research And Science Symposium & 6th Scientific And Professional Conference On Judo: “Applicable research in judo“: EJU Judo Festival 2023 - Poreč, Croatia
Duration: 19 Jun 202320 Jun 2023
https://www.eju.net/7th-science-and-research-symposium/

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Conference7th European Judo Research And Science Symposium & 6th Scientific And Professional Conference On Judo: “Applicable research in judo“
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityPoreč
Period19/06/2320/06/23
OtherThe 7th European Judo Science and Research Symposium and 6th Scientific and Professional Conference ‘Applicable Research in Judo’ took place in Poreč, Croatia. This was the fifth edition organised by the Croatian Judo Federation.
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