Reference Datasets for Analysis of Traditional Japanese and German Martial Arts

Konrad Kluwak, Ryszard Klempous, Atsushi Ito, Tomasz Górski, Jan Nikodem, Konrad Wojciechowski, Jerzy Rozenblit, Grzegorz Borowik, Zenon Chaczko, Wojciech Bożejko, Marek Kulbacki

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The study of Japanese fencing and German Longsword Mastercuts based on exact motion measurements in specialist labs is summarized in this work. Based on a streamlined measuring technique, the need for a more thorough study has been suggested that might apply to the observation and evaluation of movement during training in a real-world setting. The requisite data sets and domain knowledge must be available to create motion analysis methods of human sword combat. Such information helps compare several algorithms and techniques, and develop and test new computational methods. In 2020, we created one of the world’s first reference databases of fencing actions, which included five master long sword strikes with kinetic, kinematic, and video modalities. We were able to assess these movements and suggest potential study directions thanks to the created methods and algorithms. This paper proposes to extend the presented registration technologies for long swords and swordsmanship to similar combat, such as Japanese Kendo sword fencing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Systems Theory – EUROCAST 2022 - 18th International Conference, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsRoberto Moreno-Díaz, Franz Pichler, Alexis Quesada-Arencibia
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783031253119
StatePublished - 2022
Event18th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, EUROCAST 2022 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Duration: Feb 20 2022Feb 25 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13789 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference18th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, EUROCAST 2022
CityLas Palmas de Gran Canaria


  • German Longsword Mastercuts
  • Human motion analysis
  • Japanese fencing analysis
  • Martial art analysis
  • Reference datasets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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