Where and when in the history of mankind has emerged something resembling martial art, ie, fighting with elements of art? Most specialists, but also diletants, would not hesitate to point Asia (China, Japan, Korea, etc.) as the cradle of martial arts. But is this true? Didn’t we, the Europeans, have not had our own heroes, fighters, knights? Our European heroes have never relied solely on the brute force. Their methods of fighting were no less cunning and effective than the Asian styles.

Already in the 19th century, we, the Europeans, practiced techniques that show a striking resemblance to aikido, jujitsu, judo, karate. We have used weapons known today as sai, nudjaku, bo, long stick and so on, which are considered as typically Asian.

Martial arts practices for disadvantaged children and young people includes some physical education or planned exercises such as; play, sport, displacement, recreation,  in the context of family, school and community activities. Current scientific research for children and adolescents in the 5-17 age group suggests that physical activity through martial arts promotes and develops basic health (Mariona A. et al., 1997). In addition, being active physically through martial arts takes place in the field where this age group can provide wide range of physical, psychological and social benefits for disadvantaged children and adolescents. Children learn the value of setting goals and how to develop the perseverance and self-discipline to achieve them. These qualities will help your child become successful in school, college, and life. Training in the Martial Arts develops our students physically, psychologically and socially

Martial arts can act as complementary strategies, able to improve functional capacity, physical performances, and postural control of patients suffering from chronic diseases. They can potentially also slow their clinical evolution. In fact, most studies on the health effects of martial arts found positive results.

A description of the implemented technique, an explanation of the individual elements in the technique and an indication of their correct implementation. In the martial arts, there is Japanese terminology for greetings, commands, positions, techniques, and others such as percussion boards, positions, striking techniques and hand blocks, legs, training methods, race terms that are studied during the time of the preparation. There is also a verbal explanation of the implementation of techniques and positions.

Martial Arts are particularly useful when dealing with disabled children for various reasons. First, Martial Arts keep the children engaged. All children are playful in nature and practicing Martial Arts keeps them occupied. At first, the sex of the candidate should be considered - men and women, the physical condition, and the age groups. The objective is to give basic theoretical knowledge and build practical skills to respond to and deal with the extreme situations of everyday life.

Videos of simple Martial Arts techniques that can be used from women, elderly and persons with disability