Michal Hornacek

Professional instructor of self-defense, lecturer in the field of personal security and preventive safety for public. Instructor of traditional martial arts.



Profile / Resume:

Profile / Resume:

  • 20 years practice of martial arts, martial systems and self-defense
  • 16 years experience in working with people: coaching groups and individuals on a professional level
  • Lecturer in the field of „Psychology of conflict situations, conflict prevention and resolution“
  • Expertise, professionalism and human approach

Focus (technical):

  • Self-defense & combat principles on short, medium and long fighting distance
  • Combat against knife and cold weapons
  • Locks and immobilization systems
  • Use of body anatomy and bio-mechanic in martial arts
  • Advanced principles of traditional martial arts
  • Methodology of teaching for beginners and intermediate trainees

Focus (psychology, physiology and behavior):

  • Behavioral strategies in prevention and psychological defense
  • Psycho-physiology and „body language“ in martial arts and self-defense
  • Stress reaction regulation and stress management
  • Complex: Body – Breath – Psychic: the outputs for martial arts and self-defense
  • Deep know how of the contrast principle (in movement & psychology)

Related educational backround:

University studies specialized in physiology and behavior:
(Comenius University, 2006 – 2009)

  • Advanced expertise in the functioning of the human body – physiology and anatomy
  • Advanced knowledge in the field of behavior


Research in field: „Attention regulation and concentration“:
(SAS, Lab. of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2009 –2012)

  • Advanced knowledge in the areas of attention control & self-regulatory methods
  • Advanced knowledge in the areas of cognitive science and neuroscience


A demonstration of the training process, 2016

Traditional style:

Demonstration of self-defense techniques in traditional way.

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