Make pupils confident and strong

Childhood today means growing up in a rapidly changing world in which the demands are steadily increasing. In addition to this, youth also face a world riddled with increasing economic and social inequality. The consequences can lead to stress and a disturbed self-image and confidence, which in turn can have a negative impact on the school career and thus on the entire life.

For example, the Pisa study 2017 shows that 15.7% of 15-year-olds are bullied by peers. With appropriate support, such as traditional martial arts, these risks can be mitigated. In addition to (self-) discipline, respect and self-assurance, positive experiences for later life can be collected (for example, dealing with stress, physical, mental and social strength, dealing with conflicts).

"Above all, be good!" - according to this motto, I want to accompany people on their journey through life and help them to discover their own abilities and to awaken the dormant potential in them. I have been running a martial arts school in Heidelberg for more than 10 years. In the past few years I have intensively studied the conditions for a safe and healthy life. The result is DOPDA. The point here is to combine the possibilities of martial arts with best practices in psychology and education, and design a program with unprecedented potential.

Dr. Björn Pospiech
Dr. Björn Pospiech

"Knowing is not enough, we must apply.

Willing is not enough, we must do."

Bruce Lee


Sustainable value for students

With DOPDA.School we created a course that gives participants the theoretical and practical foundation for a positive, safe and self-determined life over half a year. The content is based on methods and best practices from the fields of psychology, education, health sciences and traditional Asian movement arts. They call for and promote comprehensive physical and psycho-social empowerment and build methods and knowledge through experiential learning.

We offer a free course to schools or other institutions, which theoretically and practically provides our participants with the content over a school semester. Our course instructors have all several years of experience in Asian movement arts and have been intensively trained in DOPDA.

The Curriculum

A mix of practical experiences and theoretical backgrounds.

Based on a completed course, we would like to show how a course can be structured in the following example curriculum.
Example of a completed course
  1. Program presentation, introductory and photo project
  2. Self - defense 1
  3. Body language & communication
  4. Effect on others
  5. Self-efficacy & self-confidence
  6. Positive self-image (double date in the rooms of the martial arts school)
  7. Delimitation & Release
  8. Self-confidence
  9. Mentors and role models
  10. Promotional relations
  11. Self - defense 2
  12. My social environment
  13. Need for change
  14. Stress and its impacts
  15. Self-reflection & perception
  16. Inner peace and relaxation
  17. Objectives / changes tackle, photo project finish, resume

Example of a course unit (in German)

Dieses Dokument enthält als Beispiel die Stunde 1 eines 2017 durchgeführten Kurses an einer Schule. Es befindet sich in einem ständigen Entwicklungsprozess und kann daher nicht als fertig betrachtet werden. Dennoch soll damit verdeutlicht werden, wie eine DOPDA-Stunde aussehen kann.


We provide the course instructors

Schools have very limited opportunities to deal with their teachers and their financial resources. At the same time there are always needs (for example, in schools with full-day care) to make additional offers possible.However, both the limited possibilities of rewarding employees and the low number of available teacher lessons make it difficult to accept new or even additional offers.


  • finds through an adequate quality assurance model course instructors with the right mindset and the necessary professional skills
  • educates these instructors
  • provides this course instructors to schools for DOPDA courses.
The school therefore does not need to send extra teachers to a partial lengthy education and does not have to worry about their permanent education.

The DOPDA program

Informations about DOPDA
Information about DOPDA as a complete program. Strong people - physically, mentally / psychologically and socially.

Our offers for companies

Our offers for companies
Our offers for companies and their employees. We go for new ways of employee development and customer loyalty.

Our offers for schools

Our offers for schools
Our complementary movement and relaxation offer for congresses, fairs and other events.


DOPDA combines modern techniques from psychology, pedagogy and health sciences with ancient Asian movement arts. We offer to help people of all ages face the every day challenges.

Literally translated from Korean, DOPDA means "help / support". This reflects the core of our program.

Involved institutions

DOPDA is a program of the non-profit Pranado gGmbH


Dr. Björn Pospiech
Mobile: 0049 (0)173 / 360 43 44




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