Martial Arts: The possible benefit that can be obtained during a period of lockdown.


  • Charles Spring University of Derby


Martial arts, wellness, mental health, lockdown, COVID-19


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.

Author Biography

Charles Spring, University of Derby

Senior Lecturer in Applied Management

Research areas in Wellness and Martial Arts.

Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism

College of Business


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