Motion Analyis Of The Front Kick Technique Of Pencak Silat Athlete

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Awan Hariono, Tandiyo Rahayu, Widiyanto; Japhet Ndayisenga


The objectives of this lookup were deeply to analyze the works of front kick in the perspective of sports biomechanics. The research sampling was 4 pencak silat from Yogyakarta Special City. This research was an explorative study with survey method. Data collection was recording of the front kick technique movement. Moreover, the images were taken from all viewpoint namely proper side, opposite side, and rear side. Then, the statistics were analyzed using Dartfish Prosuite and Kinovea Software in order to attain in detail consequences.  The Result showed that: (1) front kick performance in Readiness Phase extent from knee flexion angle, the rear leg segment tends to be smaller than the front, except subject 1, with the result more efficient for further motion; (2) the performance of front kick in the split second before take-off until the impact is inefficient. Those because of the head is not upright, fulcrum inclined tend in the same direction with the trotters strike; (3) front kick performance in follow through is still inefficient. In conclusion Pencak Silat athlete were still need to improve their techniques..

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