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The Effects of Single Versus Multiple Training Sessions on the Motor Skill Retention of Two Krav Maga Strike Techniques: in Women

The Effects of Single Versus Multiple Training Sessions on the Motor Skill Retention of Two Krav Maga Strike Techniques: in Women

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Title: The Effects of Single Versus Multiple Training Sessions on the Motor Skill Retention of Two Krav Maga Strike Techniques: in Women
Author: Di Bacco, Vincenzo Eodardo
Abstract: Krav Maga (KM) self-defense system experts claim that KM techniques are based on natural body movements, learned rapidly, and improved with additional training. This study investigated the retention and further improvement with additional training of two KM strike techniques: straight punch and defensive kick, in untrained females. All participants received an initial 30-minute instruction session (AQ) taught by a certified KM instructor. Participants were divided into an intervention group (n=8), which received four additional training sessions; and a control group (n=8), which received no additional training. Kinematics and kinetics of punch and kick strikes were recorded at three timepoints: immediately after AQ, five days after AQ, and twelve days after AQ. Skill level obtained during AQ did not degrade in either group. Additional training did not improve skill level beyond that learned during AQ, suggesting increased practice time, or restructuring of training protocol may be required for further skill improvement.
Subject: Biomechanics
Keywords: Motor learning
Biomechanics
Krav Maga
Motor skill acquisition
Motor skill retention
Self-defense
Training
Practice
Martial arts
Straight punch
Defensive kick
Kinematics
Kinetics
Women
Female
Novice
Untrained
Technique
Motor skill performance
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/34412
Supervisor: Gage, William
Degree: MSc - Master of Science
Program: Kinesiology & Health Science
Exam date: 2017-10-03
Publish on: 2018-03-01

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