Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology

Abstract - Fair play in team sport games and combat sports

The author analyses changes taking place in sport ethics. He presents the examples of dehumanization of present sport. He compares also the obedience of fair play in the team games and combat sports.

The conclusions based on the results of research were introduced in the following way:

- the principle of fair play in sport activity in the case of team sport games and sports of fight possesses different and diverse character;

- the principle of fair play in the sport games completes the gap in the rules of contests and competitions;

- the principle of fair play in sport fights meets with problems of excessive aggression and sometimes brutality (this concerns especially the contact combat sports). This means certain danger for participant’s health and even for his life.