e039 Theory and Practice of Personal Safety

Faculty of Sports Studies
spring 2025
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Bc. Zdenko Reguli, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Michal Vít, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Bc. Zdenko Reguli, Ph.D.
Department of Physical Education and Social Sciences – Faculty of Sports Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. František Hurt
Supplier department: Department of Physical Education and Social Sciences – Faculty of Sports Studies
Basic skills in English. Ability to be active at practical lessons.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/25, only registered: 0/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Explanation of theory and practice of personal safety.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course student is able to: - explain taxonomy of self-defence and combatives - explain theory of personal self-defence - know different self-defence systems and schools - practically demonstrate the basic techniques of self-defence - explain role of different factors in self-defence situation (psychology, technique, tactics)
  • Practical lessons enable to practice the knowledge acquired at theoretical lectures. 1. Introduction, influence of the culture and technology to understanding the need of personal safety 2. Theory of combatives, taxonomy of self-defense 3. Theory of martial arts 4. Strategy and tactics in self-defense 5. Awareness and reaction time 6. Cycle of Conflict 7. The need of physical development 8. Natural movements and manipulation with objects 9. Self-defense systems 10. Preventive movements: self-defence in children (making space, making self-confidence, games) 11. Preventive movements: self-defence in adults (pre-conflict, conflict, and post-conflict) 12. Conditioning in self-defense 13. Self-defense skills 14. Conclusions, questions and answers, ideas for further study
  • MILLER, Rory Kane and Lawrence A. KANE. Scaling force : dynamic decision making under threat of violence. Wolfeboro, N.H.: YMAA Publication Center, 2012, xxvii, 312. ISBN 9781594392504. info
  • MILLER, Rory Kane. Facing violence : preparing for the unexpected : ethically, emotionally, physically (--and without going to prison). Wolfeboro, N.H.: YMAA Publication Center, 2011, xiv, 223. ISBN 9781594392139. info
  • MILLER, Rory Kane. Meditations on violence : a comparison of martial arts training & real world violence. 1st ed. Boston, Mass.: YMAA Publication Center, 2008, xviii, [1]. ISBN 9781594391187. info
Teaching methods
Explanation, demonstration, exercises, drills. Tasks: study of recommended literature, individual practice. Tasks control: questions and in classes, final testing.
Assessment methods
Final exam: a) oral part b) practical part (model self-defense situation)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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