Japan Sports Agency Commissioned Project: Support for Spreading Symbiotic Sports (recommissioned by the JSC)
- Time Period
- 23rd to26th Nov., 201814th to 17th Dec., 201825th Feb. to 11th Mar., 2019
- Częstochowa, POLAND Częstochowa, SERBIA Niche, Budapest, HUNGARY
- Sport/Programme Category
- Budo for the Disabled
- International Budo University
- Recipient Organisation
- Niche University, The University of Physical Education in Hungary,
- Embassy of Japan in Republic of Poland, Embassy of Japan in Serbia, Udruženje Taka Niš
- Number of Individual Beneficiaries
- Poland 10,525 people, Serbia 4,094people, Hungary 2,298 people
The programme was to provide training sessions in Eastern Europe on how to organise martial arts programmes for people with challenges and to enable them to experience martial arts to promote symbiotic sports for people with and without challenges through joint practice. The programme also promoted the culture of Japanese martial arts which traditionally incorporates a system opened to people with challenges and successfully transformed the original martial arts into a peaceful sport.We held seminars in Poland, Serbia and Hungary focusing on the significance of martial arts training for people with challenges by showing scientific evidence that practicing martial arts is effective for the rehabilitation and habilitation of the people and introducing methods for having people with and without challenges practice together and learn from each other. Brochures in the languages of these countries were distributed and we provided support to local martial arts federations, dojos and enthusiasts, in addition to people with challenges, to further increase the martial arts population.
Comments from Janos Meszaros, Vice President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee and President of the Hungarian Karate Federation:
Feedback from :
I hope that seminars on organising martial arts events for people with challenges will contribute to promoting the martial arts as a part of the Japanese culture in Europe among people with and without challenges. In particular, I believe it will greatly contribute to karate to consolidate its position as an Olympic sport. We will work together with Sport for Tomorrow’s activities in Hungary.