Martial Arts Practice and Economic Development : A Comparative Analysis


  • Aloumedjo Zam Thierry Farrel P.O. Box 4049, Douala, Cameroon


martial arts , economic development , discipline, performance, Chinese culture


There are few studies on the link inbetween the practice of martial arts and economic development of a country, especially in a comparative analysis. Most scientific works turn around topics such as martial arts and personal development, the spread of martial arts in the world, its actual practice or its industry. The aim of the present analysis is to shed more light in the interaction between martial arts practice and its impact on the fight against poverty or simply said socio-economic development. To reach that goal an analytic approach was adopted based on literature review, document  search, statistics following a mixed approach borrowing from both induction and deduction. The most economic developped countries were cross-analysed with the ones where martial arts is mostly practiced and later inferences were drawn concerning certain less developped countries with a special case study of the country Cameroon. The results shows that martial arts have the untapped potential to cultivate a better world for all and promote sustainable development at individual and community levels. Sport, development and peace are intertwined as stated by the author in [1]. Martial arts is the cement and the social determinants of health, wealth and education.


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Aloumedjo Zam Thierry Farrel. (2024). Martial Arts Practice and Economic Development : A Comparative Analysis. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 97(1), 80–94. Retrieved from