Martial arts: the possible benefit that can be obtained during a period of lockdown

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Spring, Charles 2021. Martial arts: the possible benefit that can be obtained during a period of lockdown. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality and Diversity.
AuthorsSpring, Charles
Abstract

The following thought piece follows one individuals’ experience of being in lockdown in the United Kingdom and how the practice of martial arts assisted in this experience. Through the use of diary entries, their feelings and thoughts are expressed and how the bad ones of these are assisted through the practice and ability to focus on something other. There is a discussion that draws on other academic and authors perspectives, that evidence and support the thought pieces viewpoint. The piece concludes that practicing martial arts can help individuals through enabling them to have a focus and outlet to help cope with deeper emotional states caused by a situation such as lockdown.

KeywordsMartial arts; wellness; mental health; lockdown; COVID-19
Year2021
JournalInterdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality and Diversity
PublisherHeriot Watt University
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/625717
hdl:10545/625717
Publication dates25 Jan 2021
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Deposited16 Apr 2021, 09:24
Accepted10 Nov 2020
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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