Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology

Abstract - The possibilities of spiritual sports training

Wojciech J. Cynarski, editor-in-chief of the magazine specializing in bujutsu idō (martial arts medicine), talks to an outstanding teacher and versatile humanist, Prof. dr hab. Pasterniak. The conversation concerns the use of spiritual training in sports and therapeutic methods used successfully by Prof. Pasterniak, an art and music therapist, who is also interested in sport and philosophy. The study material consists of long-term observations (carried out within Professor Pasterniak’s research programme). The method of presentation of the results was a direct interview, or rather a kind of dialogue. The achievements of Professor Pasterniak make a very interesting contribution to the theory of sport, sport psychology and alternative medicine (unconventional therapies).