Abstract - Editorial of the 19th Volume
This text is intended to provide a justification for adopting a particular thematic profile for the IPA and IMACSSS periodical. It is a description of the state of the martial arts and combat sports community, our Societies (IMACSSS and IPA) and Journal, in 2019 within an historical and cultural context. This is the view of the headquarters of the IMACSSS and the IPA, and the Editorial Office. The editorial refers to international events in the martial arts environment and the content of volume 19. This article also contains remarks about scientific paradigms, references to the market situation for combat sports and martial arts scientific journal publishing the work of our editorial office and planned future activities.