The Reality of Present-day Service Physical Training: Quo Vadis for Second Time


The author summarizes in several items the history of service PT both before 1990, in the 90s, and finally at the beginning of this century. What tasks are in front of us? First we must create legal basis for a new conceptual frame of service PT; secondly we must form new methods of drills and training for servicemen in special PT skills, with risk exercises, corresponding to warfare and combat situations, backed by respective legislation. The author hopes that our own practice and experiences from abroad of MoD officials will certainly help to create new alternative concepts together with indispensable recreational PT for soldiers, including appropriate forms of physical training for women in uniform.

Mgr. Antonín Konrád, Col. (Ret.) , born in 1944, graduate of Military Geodesy and Cartography at the Engineer Technical School (ŽTU) Bratislava, Slovakia (1964). He developed geodetic and topographical pieces of border regions and those of Military Training Areas (1964-1970). Distance studies at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University (FTVS UK), Prague (1969-1976), for ten years he was a regimental chief of physical training. In the years 1980-1993 he fulfilled various positions in the field of combat and physical preparedness both military and non-military parts of Civil Defence, Federal Staff, nowadays the Main Staff. In the years 1994-1997, he worked at the Branch of PT Preparedness, MoD. From 1997 till 2000, Deputy Chief of the Military Division, FTVS UK. After retiring from the forces, he stared to work as and a senior lecturer at the same faculty. He aims at the theory of military physical education, PT regulations and management within the MoD.

Country: Czech Republic


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