IDO MOVEMENT FOR CULTURE

Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology


Abstract - Typical manners and psychological reactions of university students in model self-defence situation

Introduction. It seems be surely enough that self-defence depends not only on tactical and technical skills of defender. Psychological traits of every person are important for safety escaping from physical conflict. Pilot study is aimed to describe typical manners and psychological reactions of university students in model self-defence situation.
Material and methods. University students (n=17), both men and women, were exposed to verbal and physical stress in controlled specific model situation. Their task was to solve prepared situation, when unknown attacker attacked them from the front and from behind. Experiment was recorded and used for post analysis of patterns for solving the model situation. Subjective data were obtained from specific questionnaire filled in immediately after the experiment. Semi objective data were obtained in vivo from expert observation. Graduated psychologist and self-defence expert gave evaluation of every model situation.
Conclusions. Stress coping should be the main factor in self-defence training. Typical manners of defenders include irrational escalation of aggression, or turning back movements. Different physiological changes were observed.