E-balonmano.com: Revista de Ciencias del Deporte (Mar 2011)

Opposition games: new approaches to teaching combat sports

  • Sérgio Luiz Carlos dos Santos,
  • Roberta Oliveira Souza,
  • Laura Ruiz Sanchis,
  • Sérgio Roberto de Oliveira,
  • Maiko Langa de Araujo

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 7, no. 0
pp. 45 – 62


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Abstract This research is motivated by our interest in knowing the importance of the Opposition Games, a new methodology where education struggles disclaim violence, through activities related to play, to take pleasure in doing and can be developed by students various age groups. Opposition Games are an end in itself - Leisure activity does not require extrinsic goals, on the contrary, it represents but the means to enjoy, have fun with their participation and overcome. Here we have a paradox: the game is an end in the meantime we use it as educational content. Meanwhile, the solution is in the analysis of the participants, who find the game as an end and we, educators use it as a learning tool. These methodological contents have been worked by the students of the Bachelor of Physical Education, Federal University of Parana (UFPR) in Brazil and experienced in various public schools in Curitiba, Paraná, with total success. Key words: Games, Opposition combat sports