IDO MOVEMENT FOR CULTURE

Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology

Abstract - Report on the Fourth World Scientific Congress of Combat Sports and Martial Arts under the perspective of martial arts tourism

This report describes and reflects on the Fourth World Scientific Congress of Combat Sports and Martial Arts, which at the same time was the Seventh International Martial Arts and Combat Sports Scientific Society Conference. This event took place on October 17-19, 2018 at the facilities of the University of Rzeszow, and University of Law and Public Administration in Rzeszow, Poland.
The event gathered about two hundred participants, representing academic centers, scientific societies and MA&CS-related institutions. Up to fifty studies on several scientific fields related to MA&CS were presented, showing the current diversity of this area of research. Workshops and demonstrations of MA&CS styles techniques were also part of the conference. All this diversity created a rich environment for cultural dialogue, scientific communication and transference of theoretical and practical knowledge.
We suggest to further exploit the connections among the different scientific fields and MA&CS styles for future editions of the congress, as a way to improve the participants’ experiences.