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



Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Archives of Budo
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Field Sport and leisure time activities
Keywords model mugging; scenario training; security concerns; self-confidence; verbal defence
Description Background & Study Aim: Self-defence for persons with some disability 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 & 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 selfde-fence 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.

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