Thèse de doctorat en Sciences et techniques des activités physiques et sportives
Soutenue en 2006
à Toulouse 3 .
Pas de résumé disponible.
Martial arts teachers, from vocation to profession : construction of social trajectories and forms of commitment in martial arts field
For more than twenty years, the sector of socio-cultural and sporting animation is in path of professionalization. However, this branch of activity stays currently characterized by the diversity of the professional statutes of the animators and the heterogeneity of their relations to the activities of animation, education and teaching. This thesis proposes to study the case of the “martial arts teachers”. Based on interviews and observations sets with more than fifty teachers of four Japanese martial arts: judo, karate, aikido and kendo, the purpose of this work is to understand the multiple forms of commitment in martial arts teaching, to observe the overlap between this activity and various spheres of existence, and finally to account about mechanisms of construction of social trajectories, which are structured around an activity lived as a “passion”.