Loitongbam Baby Sujata Devi
Abstract: Objective: The study was carried out to examine the differences in flexibility of Fencers and Thang Ta players of Manipu. Materials and Method: For the study a total 30 male players (15 Fencing and 15 Thang Ta) were randomly selected. Their ages range between 17-19 years. The flexibility measured using Modified Sit and reach test, Shoulder and wrist elevation test and Bridge Up test. The flexibility obtained include Sit and reach flexibility, Shoulder and wrist flexibility and Spine flexibility. The data was analyzed by applying mean, Standard deviation and‘ t’ test in order to determine the difference in flexibility between Fencing and Thang Ta players. Conclusion: No significant difference was observed between the flexibility of Fencers and Thang Ta players. These may be due to the similarity in some part of training, technique and tactics.
Keywords: Flexibility, Thang Ta Fencing, Modified Sit and reach test, Shoulder and wrist elevation test and Bridge Up test