Anthropometry, body composition and somatotypes of Botswana national karate players: a descriptive study
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The present study was undertaken to assess the physique, body composition and somatotypes of Botswana national karate players camped in preparation for the 1999. All Africa Games held in Johannesburg, South Africa. In total, ten male and seven female karate players took part in the descriptive research. The mean somtotype rating for males were: 2.5±1.1-3.9±0.9-3.0±1.2 and for females: 4.4±0.8-4.7±1.2-1.3±1.1 (endomorphy, mesomorphy and ectomorphy and respectively). This exploratory study has revealed that anthropometric factors of height, body mass,%body fat. BMI and somatotypes are important for high profile sort like karate.