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PAIJEDA: MONEGASQUE MARTIAL ART
U “PAIJEDA” ARTE MARÇIALA MUNEGASCA

 

DEFINITION

“Pàijeda, a composition of 'pàije', meaning peace in the Monégasque language, and the initials DA, from Defence Art (the art of defending peace), is a modern, Monégasque form of self-defence (arte d'a defesa) and combat sport (sport di combatimentu), accessible to all, from children (as an educative discipline) to senior citizens as a leisure or other activity (personal safety/competition),” explains Claude Pouget.cp09

BENEFITS

“Practising Pàijeda, the Monégasque martial art of self-defence/combat sport, brings many psychological, physical and social benefits. It is an art of well-being and good living.”

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

“His Serene Highness, the Sovereign Prince, took an interest in the creation of the Monégasque martial art, Pàijeda (the art of defending peace, initially named Muneguda). He was the first person to be informed of its creation in a letter dated 11 June 2020 and this is the date that I wish to mark, as the discipline's founder, as being its birthday,” says Claude Pouget.

GRATITUDE TO THE PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO

“I wished to show my gratitude to my country and to its language. The Principality of Monaco is, for me, a decisive setting which has allowed me over the years to progress in the martial arts which fascinate me as much for their technicality and their multiple assets as for the ethical and humanist values they promote.”

PAIJEDA: MONEGASQUE MARTIAL ART – BLEND OF AROUND 20 DISCIPLINES

Pàijeda, Made in Monaco and associated with the Principality of Monaco, is a blend of marital arts founded, as a Monégasque national, on my expertise and experience:

cp09On the one hand, over nearly half a century of practice or teaching of martial arts or combat sports, being the holder of :

  • 11 expert certifications,
  • 17 black belts,
  • 10 state diplomas ;
  • competitor combat or technique in several disciplines.

with training received in Monaco and internationally, certified in nearly twenty disciplines and having practiced, for several of them, as a competitor (combat or techniques).

Thus, depending on the adaptation to different audiences of practitioners. we will find inspirations that can come from disciplines such as Kickboxing, Self-Defense Krav-Maga, Karate, K1-Rules, Full-contact, Kickboxing Defense, Contact Defense, English Boxing, Muaythaï , Boxing, Sambo, Personal Defense, Wushu, Penchak Silat, Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts, Judo Jujitsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kyusho and Grappling.

On the other hand, for about thirty years, exercising the functions of police officer in Monaco, having been in particular in charge of the elite unit of intervention and protection of high personalities or legal trainer, having a master's degree in law, in Self-Defense within the police academy or in Self-Defense in the active services of the Monegasque Police.»

PERSONALISED APPROACH

Pàijeda is taught in an educational setting and environment suitable for everyone's different level and skills. Pàijeda includes several different programmes and specialities.

ETHICAL VALUES

At the heart of Pàijeda are ethical values, such as respecting moral codes and the rules of legitimate self-defence.

Those who practice Pàijeda and, in particular, in relation to youngsters, are encouraged to uphold values dear to the Principality, such as peer support, humanitarian commitment and sustainable development.

The Pàijeda Federation of this Monégasque martial art has actively contributed to the work of various internationally-recognised organisations and institutions:

  • The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation - on 21 June 2021, the Monégasque martial art of Pàijeda became a member of the Cercle des Amis;
  • The Princess Charlene of Monaco Federation – on 18 May 2022;
  • Peace and Sport – on 14 April 2021;
  • The Princess Grace Hospital – on 5 March 2022.
INTERGRAL TO MONACO

Pàijeda is intended to be a vector for Monégasque culture, integrating:

  • the Monégasque language (using some 50 words), under the supervision of Mrs Karyn Ardisson Salopek and Mr Stéphan Maggi, Monégasque language teachers;
  • social and ethical values dear to the Principality of Monaco;
  • peace (pàije in Monégasque) is at the forefront of its title, Pàijeda, along with the initials DA, for Defence Art;
  • ethically, Pàijeda encourages its participants (in particular youngsters) to focus on subjects important to the Principality, such as peer support, humanitarian commitment and sustainable development.
The Pàijeda Federation of this Monégasque marital art has actively contributed to the work of internationally-recognised organisations and institutions.

With a resolutely international focus, Pàijeda promotes tolerance and respect for others via the martial arts and combat sports from the different cultures that inspired its creation.

In this respect, training courses with experts from other disciplines are organised for participants to help with their progress, as seen since 2020 with classes in kickboxing, Krav Maga, karate and Muay Thai.

  • The red and white clothing worn in Pàijeda by youngsters, red being the colour of the grades and a symbolic colour in the discipline's hierarchy.
  • A logo and salute symbolising peace.

SUPPORTED BY HSH THE SOVEREIGN PRINCE

Thanks to the support of HSH Prince Albert II, to whom we express our gratitude:

  • Monégasque Pàijeda has been recognised by the Monégasque Olympic Committee;
  • the HSH Prince Albert II Cup, won by Andrea Brezzo, was awarded at the second Monaco Pàijeda Championships in 2022;
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  • Pàijeda classes for over 100 people are held at the prestigious Stade Louis II stadium in Monaco, in association with the Monaco Department of Education, Youth and Sport (DENJS);
  • six Pàijeda training courses have taken place (in 2020, 2021 and 2022) as part of the Pass'Sport Culture initiative, organised by the DENJS;
  • on 9 March 2021, Peace and Sport became an official partner of the Monégasque martial arts Pàijeda Federation;

  • four training courses were able to be organised at the Stade Louis II, offered to practitioners of Pàijeda, supervised by renowned experts in different disciplines;
  • two Pàijeda championships for youngsters have been organised at the Stade Louis II.

PAIJEDA: CREATED, ASSOCIATED WITH AND RECOGNISED IN THE PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO

Thanks to the support of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, his government, the Monégasque Olympic Committee and Peace and Sport, the Principality is now, with Pàijeda, one of the countries to which a national martial art, self-defence or combat sport is associated. Just as with Pàijeda in Monaco, the following disciplines were each created by nationals of their own countries:

  • China (the ancestral discipline of Wushu);
  • Japan (judo created at the end of the 19th century, karate at the beginning of the 20th century and kickboxing in the 1970s);
  • Thailand (Thai kickboxing created in the 15th century);
  • Great Britain (modern kickboxing created in the 19th century);
  • France (French foot fighting created in the 19th century);
  • Russia (sambo created at the beginning of the 20th century);
  • Israel (Krav Maga created mid-20th century);
  • USA (kickboxing and full-contact kickboxing created in the 1970s and mixed martial arts in the 1990s, amongst others). 

 


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brochure Paijeda 21 06 2022

Practice at the International Martial Arts Academy of Monaco

Boite Postale n° 140 - 98 003 Monaco Cedex.
Head office : 7, avenue des Castelans 98000 Monaco – Principality of Monaco

Claude Pouget : +33 (0)6 07 93 31 36

Liens / Links

POUR PRATIQUER LE PÀIJEDA

• Académie Internationale d'Arts Martiaux de Monaco  

INSTITUTIONS MONEGASQUES 

• Le Palais Princier  
• Le Gouvernement Princier   
• Le Conseil National (le parlement monégasque)
• La Mairie 

CULTURE MONEGASQUE

• Hymne National
• Le Comité des traditions monégasques   

INSTITUTIONS SPORTIVES MONEGASQUES 

• Comité olympique Monégasque 
• Comité monégasque antidopage