FACTORIAL STRUCTURE OF KARATE ELEMENTS IN SPORT FIGHT ON KARATE SPORTSMEN FROM R.MACEDONIA

Zarko Kostovski, Elena Soklevska - Ilievski, Zorica Kostovska

The research has been done on 48 participants - top male karate competitors, juniors, from 20 karate clubs from Macedonia. Subject of this research are karate elements which are most frequently used in karate fight, and the basic aim is to establish the structure of the same karate elements that are used in karate fight. In the research, 36 variables were applied: 4 anthropometric variables, 4 variables for estimation on the explosive strength, 4 variables for estimation on the segmented velocity (frequency of movements), 12 variables of the karate elements used in the karate fighting and 12 variables for estimation of the specific karate abilities in 3 motor spaces: 4 variables for estimation of the specific karate coordination, 4 variables for estimation of the specific karate precision and 4 variables for estimation of the specific karate balance. This research examines the factors of used karate elements in sports fighting. The results obtained show existing of grouping by space of the variables being used in the research.

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