Abstract - Editorial of the 17th Volume
This is a description of the martial arts and combat sports community, our Society (IMACSSS) and Journal in their historical and cultural context in 2017. It is a view from the headquarters of the IMACSSS and IPA, and the Editorial Office. The editorial refers to international events in the martial arts environment and to the content of volume 17. There is also preliminary notification of significant events in 2018 and about the publication of volume 18.