1979 年 11 巻 3 号 p. 56-59
The purpose of this study is to observe how the blood pressure of the middle and old aged is influenced by Kendo matches.
On the occasions of the anual All Japan Kendo Matches in Kyoto, which Kendomen of 6th grade Or over attended, the blood pressure levels were examined on 224subjects before playing, and also On 119 of them after playing.
The ages varied from 35 to 86.
The population Was devided into several age groups. The average blood pressure level of each group before playing showed no remarkable difference from that of general Japanese males of corresponding age groups while the standard deviation being apparently smaller than those of general people. This suggests that most of the population were with normal level of blood pressure, only a few with abnormally high level.
After playing systolic pressure levels were elevated. This tendency was more evident among those who had normal blood pressure than those who had higher blood pressure, among younger ones than older ones.
As for the diastolic blood pressure, no significant changes were observed after playing among normoterisives, hypertensives, or in every age group.