Dr Juliusz Piwowarski

Juliusz Piwowarski currently (since 2010) serves as the Rector of the University of Public and Individual Security “Apeiron” in Cracow. The founder of Cracow Research Institute for Security & Defence Skills APEIRON (2012) at the University of Public and Individual Security “Apeiron” in Cracow. An initiator of international cooperation of Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Italy, Germany and the USA. In 2009 earned his doctorate degree in the field of religious studies at the Faculty of Philosophy at Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Poland) and the PhD thesis pertained to the issues of security culture contained in the tradition of the ethical code of the Samurai “Bushido”. It was the result of his studies and experiences acquired during forty years of practising of martial arts and combat sports among which full contact karate prevailed. A member of such scientific associations as International Martial Arts and Combat Sports Scientific Society, European Association for Security, Polish Union of Uniformed Services Instructors and the co-founder of Polish Kickboxing Union. A multiple participant of World and European Championships in All Style Karate. Won the title of World All Style Karate Champion in 2006, has got master’s degrees of 9 DAN in karate, 8 DAN in kickboxing and 5 DAN in ju-jitsu. In 1986 Juliusz Piwowarski founded a sports club “Orion” at Military Weapons Plants in Cracow. In the late 80s of the last century an infighting instructor of special police units (civil expert), including Anti-terrorist Campaign in Cracow. So far Juliusz Piwowarski is the author of two monographs published abroad, eleven monographs published at Polish publishers and nearly a hundred scientific articles published at Polish and foreign scientific magazines. His main interests are security sciences, philosophy of security, social psychology, sociology, pedagogy, praxeology and science of morality conceived as a constituent of the first pillar of safety culture.