Martial Arts

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
703BOS Z 1 2T Czech winter and summer

Subject guarantor

Miroslav KODYM

Name of lecturer(s)

Miroslav KODYM

Learning outcomes of the course unit


  1. The training is focused on relieving the adverse physical efffects of stress on the body and mind.
  2. Meditative excercises cultivating the focus and calmness are aimed at maintaining optimum health (in the sense of relieving stress and maintaining homeostasis).
  3. The ability to use taiji as a form of self-defence is a test of understanding this art.


Mode of study

Regular weekly instruction

Weekend courses.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Course contents

Taijiquan (also transcribed as tchai t'i čcuan,tai chi chuan, etc.) is a traditional Chinese art which through calm, slow and relaxed movements balances an organism's life energies, in other words, create and maintains natural health. Taijiquan as a relaxation exercise is ideal for people with simple mental and physical problems. It removes tenseness, reinforces the central nervous system, develops concentration, quickens reflexes, creates discipline, builds patience, endurance and other aspects of human character creating an opportunity for the overal; cultivation of the body, mind and soul.


  1. Exercises for removing physical and mental stress
  2. Meditation exercises
  3. Self-defense exercises

Aikido - except for hits and throw stopping the opponent horizontally, vertically and diagonally, circular, spherical and spiral movements around the sides of the defender. Instruction covers basic movements (tai-sabaki) and falls (ukemi), technique itself in stance (tači-waza) and kneeling (suwari-waza) and working with traditional weapons (knife-tanto, sword-bokken, stick-džo).

Recommended or required reading

YANG, Chengfu.

The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan, North Atlantic Books, 2005

CHEN, Weiming.

Tai Chi Chuan Ta Wen, Questions and Answers on Tai Chi Chuan, North Atlantic Books, 1985

FU, Zhongwen.

Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan, Blue Snake Books, 2006

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit based on attendance.

Course web page

Further information

Course may be repeated

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room 4
ČOS Žižkov

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Tue 19:30–21:00 Miroslav KODYM ČOS Žižkov

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans