Slovenian Kickboxing Federation (KBZS) has decided to perform a competition on an electronic simulator, for example, what rowers train on indoors (ergometer). This year is the first time such competition is carried out with the help of an electronic simulator at martial arts clubs, which are members of KBZS and have decided to participate in this contest. The device eKickboxing allows the execution of such competitions. The whole process for running such events is simple. A club is lent an efighting device for 10 – 14 days. In this time gym members are allowed to train on the simulator. On pre-arranged day competition is carried out in the presence of an official referee of KBZS. Results are collected and stored at KBZS website, www.kbzs.si, where all competitors can follow their results and one of their opponents.
Results are collected and stored at KBZS website, www.kbzs.si, where all competitors can follow their results and one of their opponents.
The simulator measures reaction time of the user. The system provides the results of competitive exercises that last 2 minutes in paragraphs and an average reaction time is taken into account in the sum up. The device allows equivalent conditions for all competitors who are accompanied by a referee. The referee is monitoring the current contestant if he is performing all exercises according to regulations. The scoring system is simple. Faster than the user turns the sensor off (sensor must be turned off in limited time), quicker it lights up again so the user can get a bigger sum of points.
Serious training can also be fun with the help of eKickboxing. It’s a new approach to exercising. The simulator heavily influences user’s skill of accurate punching and kicking and also forces him to hit sensors faster.
Such approach to practice and competition is more interesting for clubs as it increases the number of contestants from approx. 15% up to 90%. Club members who are from personal reasons not competing in kickboxing on tatami or ring disciplines can also participate in such contests.
With eKickboxing clubs do not have any transport costs, as the simulator is brought in their own gym. Organising such event does not require any equipment, only bandages nor any medical staff. Competitors do not have to lose time to travel to tournaments abroad and there is less possibility (to none) for an injury.