Welcome to the PRIME Website!
PRIME (Participation, Recreation and Inclusion through Martial Arts Education) is a unique venture that seeks to develop a high-quality coaching framework to support the promotion of healthy martial arts participation among persons with a disability across Europe. This framework would be the first of its kind that is compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.
With PRIME, this framework will be connected with martial arts as they, as an unusually diverse and adaptable group of movement forms, offer popular contexts for engaging and supporting the healthy development of persons with a disability. In addition, martial arts can introduce a range of self-defence learning experiences. In light of evidence that persons with a disability are often targets for violent crime, including homicide, assault, rape, and robbery across Europe, these experiences can make important contributions to participants’ confidence, safety and well-being.
So, the objectives of PRIME are:
- To promote inclusion and easier access to martial arts for persons with a disability.
- Increase the confidence, physical competence and physical activity levels among persons with a disability in Europe by increasing the quality and relevance of coach education in the martial arts.
- To bring martial arts coaching accreditation to martial arts in line with best practice standards.