We investigated fencers’ perception of affordances of the opponent by asking them to estimate the reach-ability (length of lunge) of the opponent that varied in height and moved toward them in different paces. Their task was to initiate a backward step at the moment that they perceived to be reached by the opponent in a lunge attack. All trials were recorded by a video camera for data digitizing process and analyses. The results revealed that the opponent’s approaching velocity, but not the opponent’s stature, influenced fencers’ estimates, suggesting that action-related characteristics of the observed person were more influential on perceiver’s perception of affordances of the observed person. Moreover, fencers’ perception of “time-to-contact by the opponent” changed as a function of the opponent’s velocity, suggesting that in the context of combat sports that time-to-contact could be a useful variable for the control of actions when interacting with a moving opponent.
|頁（從 - 到）||1023-1030|
|期刊||International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 2018 十二月 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)