Gladbeck (ots) – Great honor for the German Karate Association (DKV). As part of the largest prevention conference in Germany entitled "Stay Healthy", the DKV has received the Best Practice Award in the "Community" category from the Society for Prevention e.V.
In its rationale, the jury pointed out that karate is a sport that not only requires and obviously encourages the body, but also the spirit. With its associated offers it (sports, editor's note.) An important part of diversified sports access offers a city / municipality dar. For further: In addition, had been proven by a scientific study that mindfulness-Karate also after the age of 55, a positive influence on mental health and therefore an important target group would be achieved.
Jens Spahn, dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen and Prof. dr. Ingo Froböse on the spot
In front of more than 450 guests, including the Federal Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, the doctor, author and TV presenter dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen and the health expert Prof. Dr. med. Ingo Froböse, head of the Institute for Prevention and Rehabilitation at the German Spothochschule in Cologne, presented to DKV President Wolfgang Weigert in the Telekom dome in Bonn the praise and the certificate of Prof. Dr. med. Walter Eichendorf, President of the German Road Safety Council.
In his thank you speech, Weigert said "that karate is a sport of health promotion" and this has now been proven by the assessments of the University of Regensburg. Karate is "not only happy old people, but karate is a life forever".
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