Physiological mechanisms to ensure accuracy and coordination of movements under conditions of unstable equilibrium and moving target (the case of strikes in sports karate)

L. V. Kapilevich, F. A. Guzhov, Yu P. Bredikhina, A. A. Il'in

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Investigation of the physiological mechanisms that ensure the accuracy and coordination of motor actions is an important factor for improvement of sports skills. Strikes in sports karate are a good model for such investigations. When striking the body weight is only on one leg. This situation is further complicated by the strong recoil, taking place in the moment when the foot strikes the target. The target itself is moving along a complex and difficult to predict trajectory. The purpose of the present paper was to investigate the physiological mechanisms to ensure accuracy and coordination of movement under the conditions of unstable equilibrium and a moving target on the example of strikes in sports karate. The studies prove that the formation of skills in sports karate can be considered as a single functional system, in which the leading role is played by coordination abilities, the way of organization of muscle activity and the development of systems of vegetative-vascular mechanisms ensuring them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-24
Number of pages3
JournalTeoriya i Praktika Fizicheskoy Kultury
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Accuracy
  • Coordination
  • Karate
  • Unstable equilibrium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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