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Kushnierz C., Rogowska A., Orekhov E.F., Kostjuchenko V.F. Sex and knowledge about sports and martial arts as factors determining undertaking trainings

DOI: 10.5930/issn.1994-4683.2013.12.106.p91-97
Sex and knowledge about sports and martial arts as factors determining undertaking trainings
Cezary Kushnierz, Ph.D. of Physical Education,
Aleksandra Rogowska, Ph.D. of Psychology,
Opole University of Technology, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiology, Opole, Poland,
Evgeny Fedorovich Orekhov, the doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, Rector,
Ural State University of Physical Culture, Chelyabinsk, Russia,
Valery Filippovich Kostjuchenko, the doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor,
The Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health, St. Petersburg, Russia

Gaining knowledge about ourselves, attaining specified state of mind and awareness and unifying body with mind have been, and still are, the goals of practicing martial arts. Achieving technical and movement perfection in combat constitutes secondary goal resulting from constant self-improvement and connected to it practices. Tricks of the trade survived until the present day by the intermediary of warriors and in present times, they often constitute a form of practicing old traditions. Sports, and even more often, martial arts, in public opinion, are recognized as the carrier of numerous required values and they function as an educational system for children and the youth. The goal of this paper is to check the knowledge of combat sports and martial arts of people who are not following any training and specifying its impact on undertaking training in future. The analysis of results shows higher level of knowledge in the group of men. However, in the scope of disciplines such as karate (shotokan and kyokushinkai), judo, women declare higher level of knowledge than men. The results of the presented research indicate that the intention of training sports and martial arts in future is nearly three times more frequent among men than women.
Keywords: martial arts, combat sports, knowledge.
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