Introduction: The aim of this study is to develop the Taekwondo Performance Protocol (TPP), with which taekwondo-specific speed and quickness performance can be measured. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted with the participation of 79 active athletes that were at least at 1st gup level (red – black belt). At the development stage of the TPP, reliability calculations were made using the test-retest method. During the examination of the validity of TPP, Illinois agility, 20-meter sprint, vertical jump, and anaerobic power (Lewis) performances and the correlations between them were examined. In addition, TPP's effectiveness in distinguishing athletes of different performance levels was examined. Results: The results showed that TPP has a high level of reliability. It was also found that TPP was associated with Illinois agility, 20-m sprint, vertical jump, and anaerobic power (Lewis) characteristics at a low-to-medium level and had a high level of distinguishing ability for athletes of different performance levels. Conclusions: The results show that TPP is an economical, simple, reliable, and valid taekwondo-specific performance test.
Olmez C, Yusek S. Development of the Taekwondo Performance Protocol to assess technical speed and quickness. Balt J Health Phys Act. 2023;15(1):Article1. https://doi.org/10.29359/BJHPA.15.1.01
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Cengiz ÖLMEZ ORCID 0000-0001-8584-6272
Selami YÜKSEKORCID 0000-0002-2162-8660
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