Relationship Between Functional Movement Screen and Some Athletic Abilities in Karate Athletes

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In karate athletes, quality of movement and trunk control are important factors. Power output that is performed in short time requires functional movement capabilities. It’s quite important to know that which athletic abilities are related to functional movement. Due to this concern, the aim of the study was to examine relationship between functional movement screen (FMS) and some athletic abilities.

20 male, 12 female karate athletes (Blue or higher belts; age: 16,06±0,9 years; training age: 7,5±1,1 years; weight: 63,06±11,6 kg; height: 171,9±6,1 cm) voluntarily participated in the study. Measurements have been taken on non-consecutive days in Functional Movement Screen (FMS) test battery, core stabilization test battery, back-leg extension isometric strength (BS), handgrip strength (HS), flexibility (S&R) and vertical jumping (SJ).

The results showed that there is the significant relationship between FMS and S&R, SJ, core stabilization (p<0.01), and BS (p<0.05). There is no the significant correlation between HS. Due to the relationship between FMS Score and core stabilization, S&R, SJ and BS.

It’s recommended practicing all these abilities to increase the quality of movement. Likewise, functional movement levels should be increased to perform better these athletic abilities.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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