The Prague Arts Schools’ Sports Club (Sportovní klub umělecké školy Praha) is an association of athletes from among the ranks of students, teachers, employees and graduates of university-level arts schools. The Club is exceptional in that it connects people who have a common interest in art as well as sports. Since the Club’s establishment, its purpose has been to professionally guide members’ sporting and physical development and to create a space for such activities.
The AMU Department of Physical Education has always formed the basis of the Club’s activities, providing expertise as well as resources. In terms of its membership, the Club ranks among the Czech Republic’s smaller university sports associations. It is therefore noteworthy that the Club has expanded its membership despite the obstacles posed by the circulation of university students and an often disapproving public perception. Today, the club has adherents among the ranks of students, teachers and graduates, and is often considered part of the AMU Department of Physical Education because it seeks to integrate its activities with the school.
The social activities of the Arts Schools’ Sports Club are clearly connected with those of individual disciplines. It organises regular outings for water sports, snowboarding and skiing, and can boast a range of successes in sports statistics as well as in less tangible areas. It must be mentioned that the Club was the first to organise water-sports trips to rivers in Austria and Romania (1969 and 1971).
The Club has enjoyed its greatest successes in the discipline of fencing, where it regularly wins championship medals. Since 2003, the Club’s athletes have won Czech Cup titles in the juniors, men’s and women’s categories. In the 2006 Czech Republic Championship, the Club’s fencing team won an absolute victory in addition to other medals.
And thus we train, run, ski, and strive to achieve the old ideal of a sound mind and body. The attractive power of movement forces us to meaningfully interconnect our activities with the school, as our tradition dictates.