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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… 
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