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Table 2 Techniques combinations 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

  Punches combinations Punches and kicks combinations Kicks combinations
   1 versus 1  
2 m × 2 m 7 ± 4 3 ± 3 0 ± 1c,d,e
4 m × 4 m 6 ± 3 4 ± 3 1 ± 1d,e
6 m × 6 m 7 ± 3 4 ± 3 1 ± 1d,e
   1 versus 2  
2 m × 2 m 5 ± 4 5 ± 4 1 ± 1b,c,d,e
4 m × 4 m 4 ± 4 4 ± 3 1 ± 1d,e
6 m × 6 m 5 ± 3 4 ± 3 1 ± 1d,e
   1 versus 4  
2 m × 2 m 5 ± 4 3 ± 3 1 ± 3a,b,c,d,e
4 m × 4 m 5 ± 3 6 ± 5 3 ± 4a
6 m × 6 m 5 ± 4 7 ± 6 5 ± 4a
  1. aMain effect of number of opponent, different from 1 versus 1 and 1 versus 2 (p < 0.001)
  2. bMain effect of area, lower in 2 m × 2 m compared with 4 × 4 m (p = 0.010)
  3. cMain effect of area, lower in 2 m × 2 m compared with 6 m × 6 m (p < 0.001)
  4. dNumber of opponents and area interaction effect, lower than 1 versus 4 in 4 m × 4 m (p < 0.05)
  5. eNumber of opponent and area interaction effect, lower than 1 versus 4 in 6 m × 6 m (p < 0.001)