Ancient citizen-warrior education ideals cultivation in artistic fencing

Ancient citizen-warrior education ideals cultivation in artistic fencing


Teoriya i praktika fizicheskoy kultury №10 2017, pp.46-48

PhD, Associate Professor V.V. Lobanov
Tomsk State Pedagogical University, Tomsk

The study considers the patriotic-education-driven sport group/ club formation stages and development forms. Subject to the study was the success history of fencing groups in Krasnoyarsk city in the period of 1989 till now. The author shows that the practical progress of these groups excelling in the modern competitive and artistic fencing is facilitated by the high priority being given to the values and motivations of a citizen-warrior close to those of the ancient Greek citizens defending their city. Modelling methods, comparative historical analysis and expert interviews made it possible to identify the factors of influence on the certain world outlook being formed dominated by the following two mindsets. First, it is only natural for a fencer to defend the honour of his team in competitions, and this aspiration is much similar to that of the ancient citizens defending their Motherland. Second, a fencer is naturally disciplined in the training and competitive process so as to conscientiously give the top priority to the team goals at sacrifice of the personal ones, and this was also typical for a citizen-warrior of an ancient city.

Keywords: artistic fencing, patriotic education, sport sociology, ancient heritage.


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