International Workshop


Physical activity for health and risk prevention:

An holistic approach through martial arts


Location: Villa Doria d’Angri, Napoli, Italy


Date: 29th-30th march 2019


About the event

In December 2018, an agreement between the sport science department of the University of Naples, Parthenope, the ARTUR association and the FIJLKAM (Italian Federation for Judo Karate and Martial Arts) has led to the organization of the International Workshop. The event is the result of a continuous research and cooperation about health and risk prevention, that involves academic researchers and coaches from different European Countries. The event will host different national and international lecturers, that have been working for years in the field of physical activity for health prevention, as in the field of sport for social and cultural development. Given the importance of the topic, it has been planned a 2 day event. The first day will be totally dedicated to scientific research. The second day will be dedicated to the practice of sports activities, including martial arts, thanks to the participation of Olympic and World champions. The main goal is to sensitize participants, coaches, students and sport scientists to the importance of considering physical activity a powerful tool to prevent health risk and socially dangerous behaviours.

Who is the event for?

The event is open. We invite all those working in the field of physical activity, health prevention, health and well-being, health and social care and sport science. At the same time, people that don’t work in the reported fields but that practice Martial Arts or are passionate about physical activity are very welcome.

Why being there?

This is one of the most important international events held in Naples. In just two days you will have the opportunity to attend lectures and scientific publications by internationally renowned authors and you will have the pleasure of training with Italian sport excellences. Participation in the event involves the acquisition of University credits and is considered in the updating program for FIJLKAM Karate coaches in Campania. At the same time, this is a good chance to discover the Neapolitan culture, the famous Pizza and to get to visit wonderful historical sites in the region, as ruins in Pompei or in Neaples and other awarded historical sites and museums.



The workshop will involve world-renowned scientists and Professors, such as:

Prof. M.L. Iavarone- Professor of Didactics, of Pedagogy in the field of health and social care- University of Napoli, “Parthenope”- UNESCO recognized Professorship. President of the Association “ARTUR”.

Prof. M.D. F. Pigozzi- Principal of the University of Rome “Foro Italico”. Member of the Italian Superior Council of Health(2009), Member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Italian Space Agency, Scientific Director of the FIFA Center of Excellence in Rome (2011). President of the Scientific Medical Committee of the European Olympic Committees – COE (2002 – 2009). Honorary President of the European Federation of Sports Medicine (2010-).

Prof. J. Kosiewicz-Director of the Department of Social Sciences (including Department of Philosophy, Department of Sociology and Department of Management and Organization) at the University of Physical Education Josef Pilsudski, Warsaw. President of the International Society for Social Sports Sciences. Former Vice President of the “European Association for Sociology of Sport”.

Prof. J.Povlsen-Head of Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, S.D.U. University, Denmark.

Prof. P. Caserotti- Professor of Muscle Physiology and Biomechanics. Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, S.D.U. University, Denmark. Organizer of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), 65th annual scientific meeting, 2013. Researcher at the National Institute on Aging, U.S.A. Lecturer at the University of Rome “Foro Italico” in the Master “European Master in Health and Physical Activity”.

Sport champions and coaches

The second day, participants will have the chance to train with the following sport’s stars.

Pino Maddaloni- Judo Olympic champion (2000), athlete of the sports group “Fiamme Oro”, of the Italian state police.

Ciro Massa- Karate ex award-winning world champion, kumitè, athlete and coach of the sports group “Fiamme Oro”, of the Italian state police.

  1. S. Nastro- 7 Dan karate, Karate ex award-winning world champion, National Counselor of the FIJLKAM (Italian Federation for Judo Karate and Martial Arts), President of youth national Italian team, karate.

Many other coaches and sport champions will be listed closer to the date.

The event is free for students of the University of Naples “Parthenope”, enrolled in the program of Sport Science.


To book your seat, please, contact one of the organizers:


Prof. M.L. Iavarone: +39 338-6123334

Prof. P. Buono:

Mr. D. Contiero: +447507807628