MY BOOK

My FIRST BOOK about TRADITIONAL SPORTS has been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

“Traditional Sports and Games in the Contemporary World. The New Face of Sport?”

This book, titled”Traditional Sports and Games in the Contemporary World. The New Face of Sport?, contains a lot of interesting and practical information on traditional sports and games from my personal trips to Basque Country, Scotland and Denmark.

It also contains descriptions of many games with my own photos.You will find there many practical information about TSG and many inspirations to work with traditional sports and games.

This book can be purchased here: https://www.cambridgescholars.com/product/978-1-5275-7721-3/

Now, with a 25% Discount, when purchasing from the above-mentioned page (code: SOCIAL25).

What will you find in this book?

My book presents and describes more than 50 traditional games in total, possible to use in many places, described in the main chapters and in an additional annex and numerous examples of using them in practice for the good of all of us.

My book contains:

  • captivating stories from my trips to Basque Country, Scotland and Denmark
  • numerous practical information about traditional sports
  • annex with descriptions of games, enriched with my own photos
  • many inspirations how to use TSG in practice
  • and much more.

Why is it worth reading?

This book is worth reading, as it offers:

  • Original, first-hand knowledge about very interesting, original issue – traditional sports and games. Why interesting? Because these sports and games comprise a varied, sport and cultural legacy of the world. The vast variety of TSG and the richness of their social, cultural, health-related, physical and many other functions, roles and meanings make them a fascinating part of human history and contemporaneity.
  • Practical utility. Knowledge about traditional sports and games and their cultural and social significance is valuable itself but equally important is practical usability of TSG in everyday life. They have always had many practical applications. They are precious tools, helpful in solving many problems in the current world.

As the Readers will see on the examples of the Basques, the Scots and the Danes, these sports, among others:
a) are important tools, helping people maintaining and promoting their cultural identities,
b) create a cultural and sport tourism “products”, good for a proper promotion of a given country, its people and raising their economic status and opportunities,
c) help in recreation,

TSG are a healthy way of spending our leisure time – either alone or in groups – the entire families, with children, spouses, parents, grandparents, friends, colleagues from work etc. You can have a great time, by watching and especially playing traditional games together.

d) they constitute a significant part of feasts, fiestas, festivals and the other, cultural events.

As you will see on the examples of the Basques and the Scots, their traditional sports are an important (or even a crucial) part of such events. Thanks to that, you can spend your time, experiencing many, various, cultural attractions (music, dances, cuisine, the arts etc.) and at the same time enjoying these sports! It all happens in a very friendly, open, sometimes international and intercultural atmosphere.

  • Inspiration. By increasing your knowledge about TSG and communities or nations in which they are practiced as well as by familiarizing yourself with many practical applications and values of such sports and games, you can get a lot of inspiration for your own life and activities.

Book as an inspiration

After reading this book, you will have an inspiration to:
a) start practicing TSG by your own. You will increase your health. By practicing together, you will integrate with your family and friends and will get the new ones. You will spend your precious time together in an active, valuable and interesting way,
b) organise practical classes and activities for childrenadultsthe elderlypeople with disabilities and many social and ethnic target groups,
c) visit Basque Country, Scotland, Denmark or any other country or region to get to know better their culture, including traditional sports and games. These experiences are valuable and unforgettable,
d) take part or even create a cultural festival in your country, region, city and/or introducing traditional sports and games to it,
d) establish an institution, organization, association or a club and/or introduce traditional sports or games into their programmes. Your organization’s members will be fascinated by this opportunity to try something new – healthy, enjoyable, interesting and valuable.

Who should read this book?

This book is dedicated, among others, to scholars who will find here very valuable, theoretical and practical information. However, everybody interested in sport, physical activity, physical education, tourism, recreation, social issues, culture and cultural heritage will find it useful.

All the Readers will get to know with, among others:
a) several traditional sports and games from Denmark, Basque Country and Scotland – thoroughly described and (some of them) enriched with original photographs. You can get to know and make practical use of them in numerous ways (for sport, physical activity, education, tourism, recreation and so on),
b) the other sports and games, presented in an additional annex to this book (in total you will get to know with over 50, practical, traditional sports and games),
c) fascinating and captivating stories about different nations playing and using their traditional sports and games for various goals (including maintaining and promoting their cultural identities),
d) descriptions of interesting feasts and festivals – Aste Nagusia and Highland Games and Gatherings – from my personal observations,
e) many practical inspirations, related to different ways of using traditional sports and games. You can choose and introduce some of them in your activities.
f) original photographs, put in the next or attached at the end, taken in the Basque Country, Scotland, Denmark, Poland and other countries.

Where you can buy this book?

You can order your copy from the Publisher – Cambridge Scholars Publishing by clicking HERE.

You can also order via email at: orders@cambridgescholars.com

You can see the table of content, list of photos and read a free sample here:
https://www.cambridgescholars.com/resources/pdfs/978-1-5275-7721-3-sample.pdf