Benefits of kyokushinkai karate for business school students
Associate Professor Yu.O. Averyasova1
PhD, Associate Professor T.N. Shutova1
PhD E.A. Lubyshev1
1Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow
Captains School of Business was founded in 2016 with support from the Charitable Foundation for Business Education. The business training program is geared to contribute to the governmental efforts to create 25 million new jobs for six years. However, the academic health system reports the students’ health standards sagging for the last few years, and this is the reason why a special priority in the training program is given to the sporting culture and PE of the new business elite to secure the high performance, physical fitness, stress tolerance and good volitional qualities for success in business, including sport projects. Objective of the study was to test benefits of Kyokushinkai karate training model for future entrepreneurs. The model testing experiment was run in September 2018 through March 2019 at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and its branch establishments. Sampled for the study were the 18-19 year-old students (n=174) from the Captains School of Business for the 70-80 hour physical activity. The students’ functionality and stress tolerance was tested by computerized Esteck System. The students were trained to master the Kyokushinkai karate basics including its ethical and spiritual pillars; colors of the kyu belts; technical terms and meanings in Japanese; meditation basics and rituals; history, health protection basics, physical fitness standards, culture, behavioral standards, stress tolerance, special practices to develop physical qualities; elements of Bunkai Kata, Ibuki and Nagare respiration practices etc. Students also mastered the basics of competitive culture, self-discipline, sporting lifestyle, sporting values etc. to form a basis for progress in karate culture, knowledge and skills.
Keywords: Kyokushinkai karate, business school students, sporting culture, physical fitness, stress tolerance.
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