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AuthorOuergui, Ibrahim
AuthorHssin, Nizar
AuthorHaddad, Monoem
AuthorFranchini, Emerson
AuthorBehm, David G.
AuthorWong, Del P.
AuthorGmada, Nabil
AuthorBouhlel, Ezzedine
Available date2016-01-14T13:24:27Z
Publication Date2014-12
Publication NameJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research
CitationOuergui, I., Hssin, N., Haddad, M., Franchini, E., Behm, D.G., Wong, D.P., Gmada, N., Bouhlel, E., "Time-motion analysis of elite male kickboxing competition", (2014) Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28 (12), pp. 3537-3543.
AbstractTime-motion analysis of elite male kickboxing competition. J Strength Cond Res 28(12): 3537–3543, 2014—The objective of the study was to analyze the time structure of high-level kickboxing matches. A total of 45 combats from 2 male World Championships were monitored using a time-motion analysis system. The combat time structure (i.e., high-intensity activity [HIA], low-intensity activity [LIA], and referee breaks or pauses) during competition and weight divisions was determined and compared. Results indicated that the time structures were HIA: 2.2 ± 1.2 seconds; LIA: 2.3 ± 0.8 seconds; pauses: 5.4 ± 4.3 seconds; and 3.4 ± 1.2 seconds between 2 subsequent HIA. The fighting to nonfighting ratio was found to be 1:1. Moreover, the number of HIA and LIA and the time of LIA decreased in latter rounds (e.g., the average number of HIA was 27.1 ± 7.1, 25.1 ± 6.6, and 24.9 ± 6.1, respectively, for rounds 1, 2, and 3), meanwhile the time and number of pauses increased (e.g., the average pause times were 12.8 ± 11.4, 22.3 ± 22.6, and 24.6 ± 23.3 seconds, respectively, for rounds 1, 2, and 3). The activity times did not differ among weight categories. The present results confirm the intermittent nature of kickboxing competition and provide coaches with more information on how to structure training sessions to mimic the physical demands in competition.
PublisherNSCA National Strength and Conditioning Association
SubjectCombat period
SubjectCombat sports
SubjectNotational analysis
SubjectTime structure
SubjectWeight categories
TitleTime-motion analysis of elite male kickboxing competition
Issue Number12
Volume Number28

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