The aim of the study is to investigate dynamic balance (DB) and explosive power (EP) of players in combat sports (taekwon-do, muay-thai) which are effected by 8-week trainings applied with BOSU balls. Study group organized with 30 combat voluntary male players (16-25 yrs), no injuries for their lower extremity in last one year, at least 3 years actively, no have visual-sensory impairment. Force platform was used for data of EP. BOSU balls were used for DB exercises. Wireless portable balance system (Sigma System Cosmo Gamma, Italy) was used for DB tests. For these tests, eyes open bipedal and unipedal tests were prefered. In addition, vertical jump with bipedal and unipedal (left-right), peak velocity, peak power and peak concentric force values were measured by force platform (Bertec force platform P6000, U.S.A). All statistical analyses were done by SPSS, version 21. As a result, significant result was found between experiment (EG) and control groups (CG) on EP values (vertical jump with right–unipedal) (p<.05). On the contrary, no significant results were found between EG and CG on DB (hunting, limit, slalom, stabiliometry and tracking tests) and some values of EP (vertical jump with bipedal, left -unipedal, peak velocity, peak power, peak concentric force) tests (p>.05). It think that these results may be occure that elite players were been at the both EG and CG. In addition, it also suppose that if strenght trainings apply with BOSU balance exercises, significant differences may be found in next studies.
Balance, BOSU ball, Explosive power, Muay-thai, Taekwon-do