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International Journal of Martial Arts - Vol. 1

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International Journal of Martial Arts - Vol. 1, pp. 25-34
Abbreviation: injoma
ISSN: 2287-8599 (Online)
Online publication date 14 Dec 2015
Received 14 Oct 2015 Accepted 30 Nov 2015

An Application of Systems Theory to the Perception of Combat in Martial Arts
Evangelos C. Papakitsos ; Spyridon V. Katsigiannis
Hellenic Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs (
Hellenic Wushu Federation (


Systems Theory consists of specific types of methodologies to understand the perception and analysis of natural and social phenomena. We consider Combat in Martial Arts to be a social phenomenon as well as an adaptive human activity that we can depict and describe through systemic modeling. Here we present a relevant modeling methodology that aims at improving the performance of martial arts practitioners in their training duties, through a better understanding and explanation of this complex social phenomenon in an organized manner.

Keywords: systems theory, systemic modeling, combat perception


The authors would like to thank the reviewers for their comments and suggestions and Mrs. S. Kataki for the gratuitous typing of the text.

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