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Psychosocial Benefits of the Martial Arts : Myth or Reality ?

  title={Psychosocial Benefits of the Martial Arts : Myth or Reality ?},
  author={Brad M Binder},
There is often controversy about whether or not the practice of martial arts leads to positive or negative psychological changes in the participants. There are many who claim that practicing the martial arts develops beneficial psychological changes and encourages good moral and ethical development. Some martial arts, such as judo, were developed with this goal in mind. In contrast, some claim that participating in socially sanctioned, combative activities facilitates violence and aggression… 
The Positive Benefits of Traditional Martial Arts Training: What Does Martial Arts Training Achieve for the Individual?
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God, Yoga, and Karate
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Martial arts: mindful exercise to combat stress
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Examination of the effects of traditional and modern martial arts training on aggressiveness
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Psychotherapeutic aspects of the martial arts.
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Perceived Vulnerability and Control of Martial Arts and Physical Fitness Students
  • M. Madden
  • Psychology
    Perceptual and motor skills
  • 1995
Enrolling in martial arts courses may not enhance people's feelings of control, at least in the initial stages of training, according to students enrolled in their courses.
An analysis of the relationship between hostility and training in the martial arts.
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The Martial Arts and Mental Health: The Challenge of Managing Energy
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Martial Arts Training: A Novel “Cure” for Juvenile Delinquency
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