e-Learning Martial Arts

Taku Komura, Beta Lam, Rynson W. H. Lau, Howard Leung

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Traditionally, when people want to learn martial arts, they have to go to training clubs and learn under the coach together with the other students. To reduce the tuition fees, there are usually a lot of students under a single coach and hence, it is difficult for the students to get enough suggestions in the class. It would be far easier if the students could practice themselves at home and ask for suggestions from a virtual coach in the computer. Occasionally, in case they find difficulties going to the next step, they may then approach the real coach for suggestions and training. In this paper, we propose such a training system based on the motion capture system. The system automatically analyzes the motions of the player and gives suggestions. The students can also view the martial art techniques stored in the system or their own techniques captured by the motion capture system from various points of view in order to gain objective ideas of the techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Web Based Learning – ICWL 2006
Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference, Penang, Malaysia, July 19-21, 2006. Revised Papers
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-68509-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-49027-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


  • automatic motion analysis, martial arts, motion capture, web-based learning


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