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703TAI credit 1 2 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 7 to 12 hours of self-study Czech winter and summer

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The traditional Chinese art taijiquan helps to promote efficiency and harmony of body and mind. It brings about calmness, relieves stress and aims at maintaining of optimal health.


  1. Excercises to relieve physical and mental strain
  2. Meditative excersices
  3. Self-defence excercises

During the course it is necessary to pay attention to SAFETY and DISCIPLINE and strictly FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS given by the instructor.

Learning outcomes

  1. Exercises are focused on the mitigation of the unfavorable physical influences of stress on the body and mind.
  2. Meditation exercises cultivate focusing and an overall calming are aimed at maintaining obtimal health (in the sense of mitigating stress and maintaining balance).
  3. Ability to use Tai-chi as a form of self-defense is a test of this art.

Prerequisites and other requirements

No prior knowledge requirements are needed to enroll in this course.


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

Credit based on attendance.

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Course may be repeated

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