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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

Research Article

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.