Fun forms of martial arts in positive enhancement of all dimensions of

Władysław Jagiełło1, Roman Maciej Kalina1, Jarosław Klimczak2, Konstantin Vladimirowicz Ananczenko3, Sergei Ashkinazi4, Artur Kalina5
1 Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, Department of Combat Sports, Poland
2 Faulty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Tourism and Recreation, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
3 Kharkov National Academy of Physical Culture, Kharkov, Ukraine
4 Lestgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sports and Health, St. Petersburg, Russia
5 Plus-Rehabilitation Services Ltd., USA

The world is changing, and apparently Japanese youth are more likely to choose American baseball than the native martial arts. The aim of our work is arguments  to justify the benefits of fun forms of martial arts as a universal means of enhancement of all dimensions of health and survival abilities, developing  intellect, building an ethical attitude, breaking down the barriers of inability, etc., which are available to anyone with only limited professional intervention.  The most general division of fun forms of martial arts includes two aspects: the utilitarian and the health one. Dividing fun forms of martial arts according  to the health aspect first of all applies to relationships with three manifestations of health (somatic, mental, social), and within each manifestation  there is a diagnostic and adaptive factor (this one divided into the prophylactic and therapeutic one). For example, part of fun forms of martial arts of the  category ?1 ?avoiding a collision? and ?8 ? comprehensive settling of close combat? is useful both for diagnosing aggressiveness (it is one of the most  popular indices of mental health) and for reducing it (the therapeutic factor). These categories of fun forms of martial arts also have a prophylactic significance in the sense of preventing injuries to the body as a result of a collision with an object in motion. It is clear how extensive can be applications of  specific fun forms of martial arts ? the known ones and those that can only be invented.
Key words: counter effectiveness ? difficult situations ? non-aggression ? nonviolence ? preventing injuries ? self-defence skills ? safe falling skills

Published online: 17 September 2015
Copyright: ? 2015 the Authors. Published by Archives of Budo
Contributors: Władysław Jagiełło, Roman Maciej Kalina conceived the study design. Władysław Jagiełło, Roman Maciej Kalina, Jarosław Klimczak,  Konstantin Vladimirowicz Ananczenko, Sergei Ashkinazi, Artur Kalina collected the data. Władysław Jagiełło, Roman Maciej Kalina, Jarosław Klimczak analysed the data. Władysław Jagiełło, Roman Maciej Kalina, Jarosław Klimczak prepared the manuscript. Władysław Jagiełło, Roman  Maciej Kalina, Jarosław Klimczak secured the funding.
Funding: The study was conducted within the framework of the project ?Prevention of pathology and aggression among children and youth through  sport? financed by the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, Poland.
Conflict of interest: Authors have declared that no competing interest exists
Ethical approval: Not required
Provenance and peer review: Under responsibility of HMA Congress
Corresponding author: Władysław Jagiełło, Department of Sport, Faculty of Physical Education, University of Physical Education and Sports, K.  Gorskiego 1, 80-336 Gdansk, Poland; e-mail; e-mail: wjagiello1[at]
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