2021, Volume 17, Issue 1
The system of hand-to-hand combat in the Polish Army in synthetic terms
Kazimierz Witkowski1, Damian Matkowski1
1Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, University School of Physical Education in Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland
Author for correspondence: Kazimierz Witkowski; Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, University School of Physical Education in Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland; email: email@example.com
The history of all wars confirms the high dependence of soldiers’ effectiveness on their physical fitness and personality traits. Therefore the soldiers are trained among others in self-defence skills and hand-to-hand combat. The self-defence skills are also essential for soldiers on peacekeeping missions. The aim of this scientific essay is the most general knowledge about the hand-to-hand combat system in the Polish Army in synthetic terms, emphasizing only certain tendencies in changing external circumstances since 1918. Unfortunately, two important recommendations have been ignored. Firstly, unfight has not been implemented either in Polish Armed Forces or in CISM. Secondly, an empirically verified (and PhD) unique system of soldier education based on the complementary use of combat sports and hand-to-hand combat exercises.
Key words: self-defence, samurai, soldiers, testing fights in a vertical posture, UNIFIGHT