Motivation in Historical Martial Arts

It is often said that “in the old days everything was better” and the historic fencers have changed. In order for us to really have a comparison in later years, we need valid data. This as scientifically as possible. Therefore, we have tried to be as close as possible to the study “Motive in der Selbstverteidigung – Eine qualitative und quantitative Studie am Beispiel Krav Maga und Wing Chun”  (Sep 2017, Valentina Heil – University of Liverpool, Mario S. Staller, Swen Körner – both Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln). This not only provides us with information about the current status, which we can then compare later. We have a direct comparison with a well-made study by proven experts.

As always. We do not use any personal information, neither for our own purposes nor do we pass it on. We will delete all personal data and require it mainly for technical reasons, but also for any queries in case of contradictions.

And as always we will publish the analysed results free to use for everyone.

Data Protection

All data is stored on its own server. No access by third parties is possible or happens through us. All data will only be published as totals or percentage.

The personal information (name, e-mail) are only for further inquiries, if we did not understand a part of the answers or need to ask something. They will be deleted after completion of the analysis.

Name (Vorname genügt)

Please tell us your gender

Please specify your age (in steps of 10)

Why did you start training?

How many years ago did you start training?

Why are you currently training? Has your motivation changed?

What are (or could be) the reasons for not practicing the training anymore?

How important is competition or tournaments to you?

How important is protective equipment for you during fencing?

With the question about protective equipment we want to know if you feel protective gear is annoying or rather enriching. It is indisputable that protective equipment is sometimes necessary. But how crucial is she to your way of fencing?

How important is personal development through historical martial arts?

The personal development question is linked to the general assumption that martial arts enriches the personality of the practitioner such that he or she may become a "better" person.

How important is the quality of the weapon (simulator)?

How important is your health / fitness in the practice of historical martial arts?

How important is free fight / sparring in historical martial arts for you?

How important is it for you to dominate your opponent in a fight/sparring?

How important is the social contact in the group?

Is it important not to get any bruises (e.g. blue marks) in training?

Is it important not to hurt others in training?
Not only to avoid an injuries necessarily, but also to avoid thick blue spots as far as possible.

Thanks for participating.