The assessment of movement patterns of children practicing karate using the Functional Movement Screen test Dariusz Boguszewski, Katarzyna Jakubowska, Jakub Grzegorz Adamczyk, Dariusz Białoszewski Journal of Combat Sports and Martial Arts 2015; 6(1):21-26 ICID: 1174227
Article type: Original article
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Introduction. Functional limitations can be a cause and a consequence of injuries. The purpose of this work was to diagnose functional limitations of children engaged in Oyama Karate aged 10-12. Materials and methods. 62 children (17 girls and 45 boys) participates in the study, of which 23 were engaged in karate. All participants took part in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) test consisting of seven tasks assessed according to a scale assigning 0-3 points. An original survey regarding training and past injuries constituted an additional research tool. In the statistical analysis the U Mann-Whitney test and the Pearson’s correlations were used. The minimal significance level was p<0.05. Results. The girls practicing karate obtained a significantly higher (p=0.005) results in FMS test than the girls from the control group. Similar tendencies were observed in case of the boys – karatekas obtained a higher result in than the boys in the control group (p=0.001). In the case of boys the highest result was obtained in the shoulder mobility, and the lowest – in the trunk stability push-up. No significant differences between the dominant and non-dominant sides were noted for any of the groups and for any exercises. Conclusions. 1. Higher result in the FMS test was obtained by sportsmen, which can indicate smaller functional limitations, which may be caused by rational training. 2. Dependency between the result of the FMS test and the age concerned the control group more significantly which may indicate an acceleration of motor development of children engaged in martial arts.