Teaching safely - activity-specific information

Combat and martial arts activities

The combat and martial arts activities context


Combat activities are competitive contact sports that are characterised by one-on-one combat in which a winner is determined against a set of rules. In many combat sports, a contestant wins by scoring more points than their opponent (eg boxing, fencing, self-defence and wrestling). Some combat activities are regulated by recognised governing bodies of sport, and others are not. This does not necessarily imply unsafe practice.

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