Analysis of the biomechanical parameters of high-performance of the roundhouse kicks in Taekwondo athletes

  • Isabela Marques MiziaraEmail author
  • Bárbara Gama da Silva
  • Isabela Alves Marques
  • Angela Abreu Rosa de Sá
  • Iraides Moraes Oliveira
  • Adriano Alves Pereira
  • Eduardo Lázaro Martins Naves
Original Article



Taekwondo is a sport in which the execution of high-performance punches is essential to a higher score. Among the blows performed in competitions, the roundhouse is the most frequently used. This study analyzed the biomechanical variables during the execution of roundhouse kicks by Taekwondo athletes to verify the main aspects of high-performance kicks and to assist coaches in the development of specific training.


Eight professional Taekwondo athletes were evaluated during the execution of a series of kicks against a kicker. The data was obtained through a motion reconstruction system and by wireless electromyography devices.


In this study, the variables were analyzed in the loading and kicking phase. In the loading phase, the knee and hip extension were essential to prompt the movement in the kicking phase. Both phases analyzed are essential for the execution of a perfect kick.


The evaluation of these two phases (loading and kicking) made it possible to determine which variables should be considered by the coach in the specific training for the development of the athlete.


Biomechanics Kinematic Roundhouse Taekwondo 



This study was financed in part by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior–Brasil (CAPES). Finance Code 001.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

The project was submitted and approved by the Ethics Committee of Federal University of Uberlândia, Certificate of Presentation for Ethical Appreciation number 180.852. The informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabela Marques Miziara
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Bárbara Gama da Silva
    • 3
  • Isabela Alves Marques
    • 1
  • Angela Abreu Rosa de Sá
    • 1
  • Iraides Moraes Oliveira
    • 1
  • Adriano Alves Pereira
    • 1
  • Eduardo Lázaro Martins Naves
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringFederal University of UberlandiaUberlandiaBrazil
  2. 2.Faculty of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Institute of TechnologyFederal University of ParáBelémBrazil
  3. 3.Faculty of Physical Education and PhysiotherapistFederal University of UberlandiaUberlandiaBrazil

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