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Table 1 Total numbers of punches and kicks during kickboxing small combat games with varied numbers of opponents and area sizes (values are mean ± standard deviation, n = 20)

From: Technical–tactical analysis of small combat games in male kickboxers: effects of varied number of opponents and area size

  Total number of punches Total number of kicks
  1 versus 1
2 m × 2 m 33 ± 10 11 ± 3
4 m × 4 m 30 ± 9 11 ± 4
6 m × 6 m 31 ± 7 1 ± 2
  1 versus 2
2 m × 2 m 36 ± 11 10 ± 7
4 m × 4 m 34 ± 13 11 ± 5
6 m × 6 m 33 ± 7 11 ± 6
  1 versus 4
2 m × 2 m 38 ± 11a 16 ± 7ab
4 m × 4 m 40 ± 10a 14 ± 6ab
6 m × 6 m 39 ± 10a 17 ± 7b
  1. aMain effect of number of opponents, different from 1 versus 1 (p < 0.01)
  2. bMain effect of number of opponents, different from 1 versus 2 (p < 0.001)