2013, Volume 9, Issue 1
Archives of Budo Science of Martial Arts and Extreme Sports – A reason for this new branch journal
Roman Maciej Kalina1, Bartłomiej J Barczyński2
1Faculty of Physiotherapy, Department of Health Promotion & Research Methodology, Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland
2Faculty of Physical Education, Gdańsk University of Physical Education and Sports, Gdańsk, Poland
The mission of the Archives of Budo is to promote martial arts and combat sports based on scientific evidence and to take the opportunity to develop all dimensions of positive health (somatic, mental, social) and survival capabilities in a manner worthy of man. It is not easy to define the science of martial arts as a separate scientific specialty. It remains unclear that besides this unique knowledge, the specialist must accumulate experience and qualifications based on the widely understood practice of martial arts. The Editorial Board will not accept contemporary forms of gladiatorial contests (e.g., MMA) as sport. UNIFIGHT (of Russian origin) is a counterbalance to this negative trend. Unfortunately, it is not recognisable on a global scale, although it enables universal human development via combat sports. At the beginning of 2013, we initiated a parallel edition of the Archives of Budo Science of Martial Arts and Extreme Sports as a branch journal. The papers published are all original to some extent and are clinical because the practice of training is our main concern.
Key words: unifight, survival, positive health, mission and vision of archives of budo, martial arts, judo, jigoro kano, extreme sports