"Research Institute of World Martial Art Traditions and Criminalistic Research of Weapon Handling". The key objects of the Institute's research are the martial art systems and criminal traditions of the world. Despite the fact that the Institute's scientific base is located in Odessa (Ukraine), field studies are conducted in different parts of the world from New York to Cape Town. Over the past year and a half, more than 10 scientific expeditions have been organized to Spain, Germany, the US, Italy, Greece and Switzerland.
The experts of the Institute are from the fields of criminology, criminology, sociology, history, depth psychology, philosophy, jurisprudence, philology and sociology of religions. An integrated approach at the junction of the sciences makes it possible to conduct independent international assessments, penetrate into enigmas and solve problems of high level of complexity, including restoring the genuine history of events that occurred in certain territories in different historical periods.
In addition to the expert approach and field studies, the Institute uses a model of working with insiders and various methods of dealing with authentic sources. During 2017 Institute translated into the Russian language more than 20 ancient Spanish and ancient Italian fencing treatises, among which there were fundamental works such as as "The Greatness of the Sword" by Don Luis Pacheco de Narvaez, "The reasons for the victorious possession of the arms" Giacomo di Grassi, "The Academy of the Sword" by Gerard Thibault and "A Treatise on the Science of Weapons with Philosophical Reflections" by Camillo Agrippa. At the end of 2017, the Institute provided scientific support for two international projects dedicated to the study of the triumph of the legendary boxing coach Cus D'Amato (more than 50 experts from Germany, Italy, the US, Spain, Russia and Ukraine took part in the project).