1992 年 24 巻 3 号 p. 55-61
The purpose of this study was to clarify the factorial structure of fundamental physical fitness for kendo players. A total of 89 kendo players were selected as subjects for this study. Four morphological measures and 11 motor performance tests were administered to the subjects. Principal factor solution and normal varimax rotation were applied to the correlation matrix which was calculated with 15 test variables.
The results were as follows:
1) Fundamental physical fitness of male kendo players was composed of three factors, such as muscular strength, body linearity, and compound. These three factors were considered to explain 55% of physical fitness of male kendo players.
2) Fundamental physical fitness of female kendo players was composed of four factors, such as muscular strength, body linearity, compound, and breadthwise growth. These four factors were considered to be able to explain 62% of physical fitness of female kendo players.
3) The factor of muscular strength could relate to the breadthwise growth for male kendo players, while on female kendo players the factor of muscular strength may not relate to the breadthwise growth.