Theory and practice of taijiquan

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
703MTPCT credit 1 12 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 16 to 21 hours of self-study Czech

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  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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Prerequisites and other requirements

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).


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

Evaluation 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.

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

Further information

Course may be repeated

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans