International Martial Arts and Combat Sports Scientific Society

Research/Projects

Martial Arts - the social dimension of participation
IMACSSS.1/2011 Project, under the auspices of the Division of Sociology and Anthropology and the Division of Pedagogy, IMACSSS
IMACSSS.1A/2011: Social determinants of participation in schools and clubs of martial arts
Research problem: The attempt to determine the significance of the social dimension of participation in martial arts groups, comparatively, in Poland, Czech Republic, Korea and the USA.
Research questions:
1. Is the practice of different varieties of martial arts correlated with social background?
2. Is there a relationship between perception of success by the respondents and their social background?
3. Will there be differences in results by country of origin and residence, with what result?
Hypothesis:
1. Education variable differentiates preference for cultivated varieties of martial arts
2. There is no statistically significant dependence between perception of success in martial arts and social origins.
3. The differences in the statements of the respondents from each country are mainly due to cultural differences.
Research tools:
Questionnaires POSQ and QHBMAS
IMACSSS.1B/2011: Social determinants of attitudes towards health - behavioral component
Research questions:
1. How in each group looks like a behavioral component and attitudes towards health?
2. Will there be differences in results by country of origin and residence, with what result?
Hypothesis:
1. Greater concern about health have people practicing less contact martial arts.
2. The differences in the statements of the respondents from each country are mainly due to cultural differences.
Questionnaire QHBMAS
A research team composed of:
Prof. Dr Wojciech J. Cynarski - team leader
Prof. Dr Willi Pieter (Korea)
Prof. Dr Jong-Hoon Yu (USA)
Prof. Dr Howard Z. Zeng (USA)
Dr Michal Vit (Czech Republic)
Dr Arthur Litwiniuk (Poland)
Dr Greg Bielec
Dr Krzysztof Kubala
Dr Jan Słopecki
Collecting the completed questionnaires Time – December 15, 2011.
I would ask for collecting minimum 20 questionnaires POSQ and QHBMAS among people (groups) practicing a variety of contact (Thai-boxing, kick-boxing, karate contact varieties, such as kyokushin karate or oyama karate, MMA), non-contact (aikido, iaido, traditional kung fu, karate so-called non-contact, etc.) and indirect (judo, jujutsu), among persons aged 15-18, or 18-28.
Wojciech J. Cynarski
QUESTIONNAIRE OF HEALTH BEHAVIOUR OF MARTIAL ARTS STUDENTS (QHBMAS) - qhbmas_revised.pdf
POSQ - Perception of Success Questionnaire - posq.pdf