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Criterion Related Validity of Karate Specific Aerobic Test (KSAT)

Helmi Chaabene 1 , * , Younes Hachana 2 , 3 , Emerson Franchini 4 , Montassar Tabben 5 , Bessem Mkaouer 3 , Yassine Negra 2 , Mehrez Hammami 2 and Karim Chamari 6
Authors Information
1 Tunisian Research Laboratory (Sport Performance Optimization), National Center of Medicine and Science in Sport, Tunis, Tunisia
2 Research Unit, Higher Institute of Sports and Physical Education, Ksar Said, Tunisia
3 Higher Institute of Sports and Physical Education, Manouba University, Tunis, Tunisia
4 Martial Arts and Combat Sports Research Group, Department of Sport, School of Physical Education and Sport, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
5 CETAPS, Rouen University, Mont Saint Aignan, France
6 Athlete Health and Performance Research Centre, ASPETAR, Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Qatar
Article information
  • Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: September 01, 2015, 6 (3); e23807
  • Published Online: September 28, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: December 9, 2013
  • Accepted: April 6, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/asjsm.23807

To Cite: Chaabene H, Hachana Y, Franchini E, Tabben M, Mkaouer B, et al. Criterion Related Validity of Karate Specific Aerobic Test (KSAT), Asian J Sports Med. 2015 ; 6(3):e23807. doi: 10.5812/asjsm.23807.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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