2007, Volume 3, Issue 1

Motor competence in self-defence of students of a detectives’ school during their course of studies

Roman Maciej Kalina1, Władysław Jagiełło2, Przemysław Wiktorek3

1Faculty of Physical Education, Rzeszow University, Rzeszow, Poland
2Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Gdansk, Poland
3The Josef Piłsudski Academy of Physical Education, Warsaw, Poland

Author for correspondence: Roman Maciej Kalina; Faculty of Physical Education, Rzeszow University, Rzeszow, Poland; email: kom.kalina[at]op.pl

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Background and Study Aim: The issue whether in the course of training candidates for security services their motor competence in self-defence is signifi cantly improved was discussed.
Material and Methods: The assessment of this competence was based on the results of the basic self-defence skills test, which consists of three groups of defence actions. 50 students of a detectives’ school atthe age of 19-22 were subject to the study.
Results: During the fi rst two semesters of the training the students developed their motor competence at an average level. After another year of training statistically signifi cant (p<0.01) improvementin this competence was observed.
Conclusions: There are empirical grounds to recommend the basic self-defence skills test as an accurate tool of a periodical assessment of professional competence of security staff, police offi cers, employees of penitentiary services, municipal police, etc.

Key words: basic self-defence skills test, candidates for security staff, specific motor competence