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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 8, Issue 3, October 2013 pp 174-175
Auditory and Visual Reaction Time in Taekwondo Players
A. A. Asia1, A. B. Warkar2
1Assistant Professor, 2Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Government Medical College, Akola, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
Background: Excellence in a combat sport like Taekwondo relies on the ability to execute a technique with enough force in as little time as possible. Hence reaction time, speed and agility are essential in these practitioners. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to find out the Auditory and Visual Reaction time in Taekwondo players and compare it with non athletes. Method: Reaction time was measured with the response analyzer in trained taekwondo practitioners and non athletes. Results: The practitioners of Taekwondo responded significantly earlier to both auditory and visual stimuli. Conclusion: It can be concluded that shorter reaction time in these players is beneficial as it would prevent them from opponent attacks and help them to score better. Training to achieve a suitable reaction time can significantly influence performance especially during competitions.