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“Tanzadeh” Agility Test タンザデ「運足」敏捷性測定テスト Footwork Combination Agility Drills & Test

“Speed & Agility Testing for Karate Kumite Athletes”

Experiencing a new concept in Sport Karate

Designed & Developed By A. Tanzadeh
ン ・タンザデ考案

The purpose of designing this Footwork Combination drills is to make a unique way of testing Karate athletes to achieve a high performance of ability of doing Agility workout and to test themselves with their own (karate) actions.

Content: 目次

  1. What is Agility Test 敏捷性テストとは何か
    1. The Important of Agility Test 敏捷性テストの重要性
    1. Types of Agility Test 敏捷性テストの種類
    1. Example of Agility Test (Agility T Test) 敏捷性テストの例(敏捷性Tテスト)
  2. “Tanzadeh” Agility Test タンザデの「運足」敏捷性テスト
    1. Directions of Moving and Shifting 移動と寄り足の方向
    1. Types of Moving and shifting (Footwork) 移動と寄り足の種類(運足)
    1. Tanzadeh Agility test (Footwork Combination) タンザデの敏捷性テスト(運足の組合せ)
    1. Scoring 得点結果

What is Agility?

Agility helps performance in activities that require you to change direction quickly whilst keeping balance, strength, speed and body control. Agility is not just about the speed with which an individual can change direction. But it’s also defined by the grace and fluidity of movement.

Agility is the ability to move and change direction and position of the body quickly and effectively while under control. It requires quick reflexes, coordination, balance, speed, and correct response to the changing situation.

Agility is the power to move quickly and easily. It allows someone to decelerate, accelerate and change direction while keeping perfect body control and without losing a lot of time in transition.

Agility helps ensure an athlete’s collective coordinative abilities and gives a competitive advantage for athletes with height, size, speed or strength challenges. Karate requires great level of agility. Skills can be enhanced with agility training drills as well as improving the specific individual fitness components of balance, speed, power and coordination.

The Importance of Agility Training: It has been said that outside of sport-specific skills, agility is the primary determining factor for success in sport. It is important to train agility in the same manner that any other skill would be trained. Using the proper progression is a necessity.

Types of existing Agility test in General which is used in different sport activities

There are lots of different way of Agility drills and test out there in the sport like: 505 Agility Test, Illinois Agility Test, Agility T Test, Hexagon Agility Test, Quadrant Jump Test, 30 feet Agility Shuttle Run and 10 Meter Agility Shuttle.

Below I will explain the Agility T Test which is originally created for tennis players (T stands for Tennis).