Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology

Abstract - The effects of judo training on children in the light of their parents' opinions

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of sports training on the personality of school children who practised judo (n = 40) and swimming (n = 30) as viewed by their parents. The conducted survey contained 15 questions concerning the children's social relations with their peers or members of their families, the manner they spent their free time, changes in attitude to­wards their physical education lessons and workouts, everyday behaviour, sense of responsibility, school performance, and personality traits. The conclusion of the paper states that involvement in sports is a significant factor that influences not only children's physical fitness but also their emotional, social and ethical, volitional and emotional spheres.