As a result of tragic car accident on October 15th, our friend and co-founder of the IMACSSS, Kazimierz Obodyński, has passed away.
Professor Kazimierz Obodyński was born on October 21st, 1941 in Berdichev (now in Ukraine). Then, he moved to Yaremche, where he completed primary and secondary education. In 1957, along with his family he repatriated to Poland, initially living in Czudec, then moving to Rzeszow. In 1959 he started his studies in Physical Education on UPE in Warsaw, from which he graduated in 1964. He linked his interests with physical culture, in which he realized himself organizationally and scientifically. He was the driving force who organized the creation of training of physical education teachers, first in Krosno, and then in Rzeszow, bringing together faculty and teacher cadre. In Krosno he was the head of the Independent Department of Physical Education at first in the consultation point of WSP Rzeszow, and since 1967, at the Faculty of Education in (organized by himself) the Institute of Physical Education and then also Health Education. He was coach of volleyball at ZKS "Stal" Rzeszow, served as President of the District Handball Association, worked in the Voivodeship Methodical Team and in structures of the Polish Olympic Committee. In 1997-2001, he served as chairman - in currently the oldest sports club in Poland, CWKS "Resovia". Despite many problems with health, as well as the unfortunate decisions of the accreditation commission, all its professional and personal efforts were dedicated to maintenance and development of physical education in Rzeszów - at first in the PE Institute, WSP, and since 2005 at the Department of Physical Education in the (existing since 2001) University of Rzeszow. To Him owes their doctoral, post-doctoral and professorial promotion a lot of personnel teaching physical education courses at the Physical Education in Rzeszów and other universities in Poland. His tireless work as mentor, teacher - of other teachers was honored by numerous titles and awards, including: Prize of the City of Rzeszow, the Medal of the centennial anniversary of Polish Sport, Medal of Eugeniusz Piasecki, the Laurel of Polish Olympic Committee, gold badges of: Merit for Physical Culture, ZG AZS, Polish Handball Association, Voivodeship Sports Federation and others. In recognition of his work bevy representants of physical education representing science centers across the entire Poland issued 500-page publication devoted to Kazimierz: Studies in the History and Theory of Physical Culture.
Not to be underestimated are his educational achievements, His paternal care of young academics as well as concern about the further development of the Faculty of Physical Education, including his in progress efforts to obtain rights to confer doctoral degrees, as well as the expansion of the faculty's material base.
We will remember him.
2nd International IMACSSS Conference in Tsukuba/Japan, Sept. 10-12, 2013
Volume XIII, no.4/ 2013
SCIENTIFIC YEAR’S ISSUE
2nd place among NGOs
3rd World Scientific Congress of Combat Sports and Martial Arts University of Rzeszow, Rzeszów (Poland), October 15-17, 2014
Announcement no. 2
Volume XIV, no.3/ 2014
SCIENTIFIC YEAR’S ISSUE
"Ido Movement for Culture. Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology". Vol. XIV (2014)
3rd IPA Symposium “Martial Arts in Scientific Research”