The Department is made up of two divisions. The Department of Gymnastics provides education and research in gymnastics, dancing and fitness, while the Department of Combatives focuses on martial arts and personal safety. Gymnastics has a long tradition at Masaryk University. The Department of Gymnastics and Dance was established simultaneously with the Faculty of Sports Studies, and until the establishment of a separate Department of Gymnastics and Combatives in 2008, it was part of the Department of Sport Education. The Department of Gymnastics and Dance is a professional workplace of gymnastics and sports (basic gymnastics, rhythmic, sports, modern) dance disciplines and fitness activities. It organizes seminars and training courses for the professional community that emphasize the necessity of gymnastic training. The establishment of the Department of Combatives is related to the study fields Special Education of Security Bodies and Applied Sport Education of Security Bodies. After the establishment of the Faculty of Sports Studies, combative subjects are now taught in the Department of Sport Education. The Department of Combatives was founded in 2003 and in 2008 the Department of Gymnastics and Combatives was founded. The development of the Department of Combatives is can be seen in the staffing. At the time of the creation of FSPS, combative subjects were the responsibility of one assistant, after ten years of development the Department of Combatives includes four permanent staff members, doctoral students and more than a dozen external teachers. The educational performance of the Department of Gymnastics and Combatives consists of general subjects taught for all FSPS fields, such as Professional terminology, Basic gymnastics and Basic contact exercises for physical education and sport. The Department provides a wide range of theoretical subjects such as Self-defence theory, History of combat sports, Martial arts, as well as Criminology, Public law and Private law. In the individual study programmes, the Department of Gymnastics and Combatives ensures various practical subjects. In gymnastics there is Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Fitness training. In combatives there are subjects such as Aikido, Boxing, Judo, Karate, Wrestling, Falling techniques, Self-defence, Coercive measures and the like. Specialists of the Department provide special training to gymnastics and combat sports trainers and participate in the training of physical education and sport teachers, as well as other personnel.