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Swen Körner


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Prof. Dr. Dr. Swen Körner studied sports science at the DSHS in Cologne and was awarded the German Study Prize of the Körber Foundation in 2001. In 2008 he received his doctorate (summa cum laude) from the Technical University of Darmstadt and in 2021 his doctorate (summa cum laude) from the PH Freiburg. In 2009 he started as the professor of the fields "Sociology of Sport" and "Sport Pedagogy" at the University of Hildesheim. He started as a professor at the German Sports University Cologne in 2011, serving as Head of the Department of Training Education and Martial Research. In March of 2021 Swen started his studies in "Game based Media and Education" at the Donau-University Krems / Österreich.
His current research focuses on training pedagogy, the professionalization of police training and martial arts studies. Swen Körner works for courts and insurance companies as an expert on questions relating to training accidents, personal injury offences and risk assessment. He also teaches practical courses, including "Wrestling and Fighting" and Krav Maga. Swen Körner was a competitive athlete himself, being a former member of the German national team in full contact Taekwondo, where he won multiple German Championship titles and was a Vice-European Cup winner. On a private level he practices and teaches various self-defense styles.

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