Course number: PTUS700
Language of instruction: English
Credits: 3 ECTS
Contact Hours: 22
Term: Fall 2015, Spring 2016
Course meeting times: Will be updated
Course meeting place: Will be updated
Professor:Assist. Prof. Klára Coufalová, Ph.D., Assist. Prof. Radim Pavelka, Ph.D.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Office address: E201
Office hours: Will be updated
Physical self-defense is the use of physical force to counter an immediate threat of violence. Many styles of martial arts are practiced for self-defense or include self-defense techniques. Some styles train primarily for self-defense, while other martial or combat sports can be effectively applied for self-defense. The aim of this course is to teach students basic self-defense techniques and their use in different situations. Students will learn self-protection techniques, evading techniques, and escape techniques. The course will also include elements of martial arts: judo, karate, aikido, and MMA.
Students will learn self-protection techniques, evading techniques, and escape techniques.
There will be also included elements of martial arts judo, karate, aikido, MMA.
For the practical part of the course, it is necessary to have sports clothing.
Other materials will be loaned to students in each session.
Methods of Instruction
The course will be taught by PowerPoint presentation, practical lectures in the gym and a fieldtrip.
Assessment and Final Grade
1. Assessment Type 1: Practical exams 60%
2. Assessment Type 2: Essay on one of the recommended topics 20%
3. Assessment Type 3: Participation in sessions 20%
Marking scheme assessment PG 1-4 (1 = excellent; 4 = fail)
Proper presentation of the required techniques.
The assessment essay should be on one of the recommended topics.
Criteria of evaluation: level of argumentation, scope and depth of coverage of a topic, originality.
Participation in sessions
Activity during lessons
Attendance is mandatory.
Session 1: Theory of martial arts
Introduction to the theory.
Reading: Butler (1960): pp. 54-91.
Session 2: Falling techniques 1
Physical basis of falling techniques, basic falling techniques
Session 3: Falling techniques 2
Advanced falling techniques, falling techniques over barrier with flight phase
Session 4: Self-defense techniques 1
Defense against punches and kicks
Session 5: Self-defense techniques 2
Defense against chokes and grabs
Session 6: Self-defense techniques from judo 1
Using judo techniques in self-defense – throws
Session 7: Self-defense techniques from judo 2
Using judo techniques in self-defense – ground fighting
Session 8: Self-defense techniques from aikido
Using aikido techniques in self-defense
Session 9: Self-defense techniques from karate
Using karate techniques in self-defense
Session 10: Self-defense techniques from other martial arts
Using techniques from thai boxing and MMA in self-defense
Session 11: Field-trip
Self-defense in simulated situations out of class
Butler, P. (1960). Advanced judo and self-defense. London: Faber.
Funakoshi, G. (1974). Karate-do kyohan: the master text. Tokyo: Kodansha Int.
Green, T.A. and Svinth, J.R. (2003). Martial arts in the modern world. Westport, Bonn: Praeger.