Theory and practice of taijiquan

Display Schedule

Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
703MTPCT Z 1 12S Czech

Subject guarantor

Michael KŇAŽKO

Name of lecturer(s)

Michael KŇAŽKO

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course will introduce the students to the theoretical and practical aspects of the traditional Chinese excercise taijiquan of the Yang family, which is deeply rooted in the three ancient Chinese philosophies, taoism, confucianism and buddhism. Students will learn old taijiquan skills aimed at improving physical and mental prowess and restoring the harmony of the body, mind and spirit.

Mode of study

Practical hands-on course at the training centre in Poněšice

Paralel classes C1 - November 13 - 14 2021.

Saturday November 13 2021

10:00 - 13:00

14:00 - 17:00

Sunday November 14 2021

10:00 - 13:00

Paralel classes C2 - November 20 - 21 2021.

Saturday November 20 2021

10:00 - 13:00

14:00 - 17:00

Sunday November 21 2021

10:00 - 13:00

Taiji lessons are conducted in Czech and English.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No prior knowledge required to enrol for this course. To complete the course in Poněšice, good health is required.

Equipment: indoor/outdoor sportswear and footwear (compulsory).

Course contents

  1. Exercises aimed at easing of the stress on the body and mind.
  2. Meditation exercises cultivating concentration and general calming aimed at maintaining optimal health (in the sense of relieving stress and maintaining homeostasis).
  3. The ability to use taiji as a form of self-defense is a test of understanding this art.

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

Active participation in the course is necessary for a successful completion of the course. Credits are awarded based on activity in the exercises.

Course web page

http://www.tradicnitaiji.cz/

Note

The course will take place at the training centre in Poněšice under the guidance of MgA. Michael Kňažko.

Further information

Course may be repeated

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2021/2022:

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
10.11.2021 10:00–23:59 Michael KŇAŽKO Poněšice
Poněšice
First term with a capacity of 15 students parallel1
11.11.2021 00:01–23:59 Michael KŇAŽKO Poněšice
Poněšice
First term with a capacity of 15 students parallel1
12.11.2021 00:01–23:59 Michael KŇAŽKO Poněšice
Poněšice
First term with a capacity of 15 students parallel1
13.11.2021 00:01–23:59 Michael KŇAŽKO Poněšice
Poněšice
First term with a capacity of 15 students parallel1
14.11.2021 00:01–16:00 Michael KŇAŽKO Poněšice
Poněšice
First term with a capacity of 15 students parallel1
18.11.2021 10:00–23:59 Michael KŇAŽKO Poněšice
Poněšice
Second term with a capacity of 15 students parallel2
19.11.2021 00:01–23:59 Michael KŇAŽKO Poněšice
Poněšice
Second term with a capacity of 15 students parallel2
20.11.2021 00:01–23:59 Michael KŇAŽKO Poněšice
Poněšice
Second term with a capacity of 15 students parallel2
21.11.2021 00:01–16:00 Michael KŇAŽKO Poněšice
Poněšice
Second term with a capacity of 15 students parallel2

Schedule for summer semester 2021/2022:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans