nk2064 Biomechanics ASEBS

Faculty of Sports Studies
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
7/7/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Miriam Kalichová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Bc. Zdenko Reguli, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Martin Zvonař, Ph.D.
Department of Kinesiology - Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Kinesiology - Faculty of Sports Studies
Fri 1. 3. 13:00–15:30 A11/206, Fri 15. 3. 13:00–16:20 A11/206
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
nk2064/01: Fri 1. 3. 9:40–13:00 A11/206, Fri 22. 3. 16:20–18:50 A11/206, M. Kalichová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the subject is: to clarify the mechanical basis of selected physical activities, especially martial arts and combat sports; to approach the issue of forensic biomechanics; explain how the mechanical properties of the musculoskeletal system limit the tolerance to the extreme mechanical load of the body.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able: to explain the fundamental mechanics laws and principles of martial arts and combat sports, to apply the bases of this synergetic discipline to human motion system in terms of extreme mechanical load; to orient in the basic methods used by forensic biomechanics.
  • 1. Definition of biomechanics, importace, history
  • 2. Physical base of biomechanics of martial arts:
  • - kinematics - distance, velocity, acceleration, straight motion, accelerated motion, cirgular motion, motions in field of gravity of Earth, describing motion with graphs
  • - dynamics: force, Newton's Laws, effects of force, deformations, momentum and its conservation, impulse, centripetal force, inertial force
  • 3. Mechanics of rigid body: moment of force, principle of moments, centre of gravity, equilibrium positions, statics, frictional force, air resistance force, inclined plane, lever systems
  • 4. Mechanical energy, work, power, conservation of energy
  • 5. Forensic biomechanics
  • 6. Biological base of biomechanics of martial arts: mechanics load and deformation of tissues
    required literature
  • KALICHOVÁ, Miriam, Josef BALÁŽ, Petr BEDŘICH and Martin ZVONAŘ. Základy biomechaniky tělesných cvičení (Basic biomechanics of physical excercises). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2011. 193 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-5551-3. info
    recommended literature
  • Úvod do biomechaniky pohybového systému člověka. Edited by Miroslav Janura. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2003. 84 s. ISBN 8024406446. info
  • Přehled středoškolské fyziky. Edited by Emanuel Svoboda. 3. vyd. Praha: Prometheus, 1998. 497 s., ob. ISBN 80-7196-116-7. info
    not specified
  • ARUS, Emeric. Biomechanics of human motion : applications in the martial arts. Edited by Lester Ingber. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2013. xxxiv, 525. ISBN 9781466563230. info
  • SACRIPANTI, Attilio. Advances in judo biomechanics research : "modern evolution on ancient roots". Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010. 356 s. ISBN 9783639105476. info
  • SPRAGUE, Martina. Fighting science : the laws of physics for martial artists. Hartford: Turtle Press, 2002. 269 s. ISBN 9781880336724. info
Teaching methods
theoretical presentations, practical application in examples.
Assessment methods
seminar work, oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2012, autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020.
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