Gender-related differences in motor abilities of children in the fencing school

Journal Title: Exercise and Quality of Life - Year 2017, Vol 9, Issue 1


Fencing is very dynamic and combative sport, with the following requirements of competitors: instant resourcefulness, precision, courage and fast reaction in different situations. It is just for this reason that the training of young fencers involves improvement of all motor abilities focusing on agility, speed, and explosive strength. The aim of this research is to determine gender-related differences of motor abilities in children engaged in fencing. The sample consists of 50 children (26 boys and 24 girls) whose average age is 10.46 years and, who train fencing in the “Omladinac” in Zrenjanin and “Vojvodina” in Novi Sad. Motor abilities are tested by means of four motor tests. Differences are determined using multivariate analysis of variance and univariate analysis of variance. The findings indicate that there is statistically significant difference related to Deep forward bend on the bench and T-test, which is in favor of girls, Long jump test from the standing start in favor of boys, whereas Tapping test does not show any significant difference between boys and girls. Numerous research works show that early early maturing girls have better results of motor performance than those with a slower process of maturation (11-13 years), whereas individual differences in terms of motor performance depend on growth and development, especially in boys. Matching of results is related to the observed statistically significant differences in explosive strength in favor of boys and suppleness in favor of girls.

Authors and Affiliations

Miroslav Smajić, Nebojša Čokorilo, Vladimir Petrović, Valdemar Štajer, Raško Mićić, Maja Ilić


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Miroslav Smajić, Nebojša Čokorilo, Vladimir Petrović, Valdemar Štajer, Raško Mićić, Maja Ilić (2017). Gender-related differences in motor abilities of children in the fencing school. Exercise and Quality of Life, 9(1), 31-35.