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ERIC Number: ED111798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 10
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Relationships Between Components of Speed, Accuracy, and Fencing Success.
Bauchmoyer, Sandra L.; Lefevers, Victoria
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between three tests which measured specific components of fencing skill and foil fencing success as determined by criterion measures derived from a round-robin tournament. The subjects were 59 women enrolled in four beginning fencing classes taught by the same instructor at the University of Iowa. The data collected included performance on a test of combined reaction-movement time, similar to the parry; a wall target test of accuracy of the thrust with the foil; and a test of speed of the advance-retreat movement. Measures of the fencing success of each subject were obtained from class round-robin tournament results, and two criterion measures were computed. The first measure was based on the touches the fencer made against opponents; the second, on both the touches made against opponents and touches scored on the fencer. Results indicated (1) that speed of the combined reaction-movement time variable had significant negative relationships with the two criterion measures of fencing success, (2) that the two criterion measures were significantly related to each other, and (3) that the wall target accuracy variable had a significant relationship with criterion 1. (Author/BD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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