Archive for the ‘Volume 4, Issue 2, August, Year 2012’ Category
Going Back to School: A University-Middle School Civics
Postmodernism and Constructionism. Seeing Truth through Different Eyes
Multi –Media Educational Communication Strategies for English. A Case Study of an Online Chat Room for EFL as Platform of Applied Language Learning
Implications of Globalization on Education
The Moral Values and Dilemmas in Romanian University. The Influence of Prosperity on Ethical Behavior
Implementing Bologna Process: Taking into Account what Students Think and Improving Professor’s Performance in Class
Fernando Diez ESTELLA
Martial Arts Anthropology for Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education
The aim of this paper is to discuss the subject as well as the problem of corporeality and spirituality in the anthropology of martial arts. The authors attempt to show the vision of a new psychophysical education on the way of martial arts and the taking of personal patterns here. Analysies are made in the perspective of the holistic pedagogy and humanistic theory of martial arts.Qualitative methods, such as studying literature, direct interview and long-term participant observation were used. The authors wish to begin with the concept of corporeality as it is found in the available literature on the subject.
The first author has been active in an environment of martial arts for over 30 years. Interviews and discussions were conducted with 9 martial arts masters of the highest rank.
Results and conclusions. Psychophysical system of self-realization is an educational programme – a way which relates to spiritual development through physical and mental exercise, according to teaching by a particular master-teacher. Within the context of martial arts being used as a psycho-educational form of education, the body fulfills, above all, the role of a tool to be used on the way towards enlightenment and wisdom. It is utilized specifically in spiritual progress. Improving one’s physical abilities is therefore an ascetic journey of physical perfectionism and technical accomplishment all towards achieving spiritual mastery. In some cases, spiritual development is described in terms of energy (qi, ki) and connected with the capacity of one’s health.
The 2008 Election Moment. Iasi, the First Uninominal Elections
Review for the volume Body Language. Communication and interpretation, by Barbu Florea, published at Lumen Publishing House, 2011