2016, Volume 12

Evaluation of self-defence for people with visual impairments – methodology aspects



Jitka Cihounkova1, Alena Skotakova1, Jindriska Kohoutkova1, Martin Bugala1

1Department of Gymnastics and Combatives, Masaryk University, Faculty of Sport Studies, Czech Republic, Brno


Author for correspondence: Jitka Cihounkova; Department of Gymnastics and Combatives, Masaryk University, Faculty of Sport Studies, Czech Republic; email: cihounkova[at]fsps.muni.cz


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Abstract

Background and Study Aim: Self-defence for persons with some disability it is a neglected area by most experts on self-defence. The aim of this study is to create the basic methodology of self-defence course for people with visual impairments

Material and Methods: Ten persons (5 sightless and 5 short sighted, 5 men and 5 women; aged between 16 and 57) have attended 24 hour course of self-defence. We use a set of questions to determine the degree of self-confidence in self-defence situations such as prevention, verbal conflict and physical assault before and after the course. Second evaluation method is an expert analysis of scenario training.

Results: After the self-defence course self-confidence during prevention and communication and inner security during conflict situations increased, which was shown in scenario trainings as well.

Conclusions: A self-defence course for people with visual disabilities should be focused on the early recognition of danger, verbal defence training and the use of physical contact. Post conflict stays as a challenge in this area.


Key words: model mugging, scenario training, security concerns, self-confidence, verbal defence


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AMA:

Cihounkova J, Skotakova A, Kohoutkova J et al. Evaluation of self-defence for people with visual impairments – methodology aspects. ARCH BUDO. 2016;12

APA:

Cihounkova, J., Skotakova, A., Kohoutkova, J., & Bugala, M. (2016). Evaluation of self-defence for people with visual impairments – methodology aspects. ARCH BUDO, 12

Chicago:

Cihounkova, Jitka, Skotakova Alena, Kohoutkova Jindriska, Bugala Martin. 2016. "Evaluation of self-defence for people with visual impairments – methodology aspects". ARCH BUDO 12

Harvard:

Cihounkova, J., Skotakova, A., Kohoutkova, J., and Bugala, M. (2016). Evaluation of self-defence for people with visual impairments – methodology aspects. ARCH BUDO, 12

MLA:

Bugala, Martin et al. "Evaluation of self-defence for people with visual impairments – methodology aspects." ARCH BUDO, vol. 12, 2016

Vancouver:

Cihounkova J, Skotakova A, Kohoutkova J et al. Evaluation of self-defence for people with visual impairments – methodology aspects. ARCH BUDO 2016; 12