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Landing Impact, Loading, and Injury Risk to the Lower Legs in Chinese Wushu

By Timothy A. Niiler, M.A., M.S.




Landing Impact, Loading, and Injury Risk to the Lower Legs in Chinese Wushu

Landings from martial arts jump kicks involve large amounts of stress to the lower legs as evidenced by injuries sustained by athletes in both training and competition. Researchers utilized high-speed filming of practitioners and analized the data to better understand the body mechanics involved. Suggestions are offered to help prevent injuries.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 7 No. 2 (1998): 20 pages.


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