All over Europe were founded gymnastics organisations to train the strength of bodies. According to the time's mindset this was ment to ttrain the mind, especially in a national function.
The Czech organisation was founded by Miroslav Tyrš and Jindřich Fügner in Prague. This association supported the pan-Slavic idea, militarization, huge sport's events called slet.
The club's architectural mission was to build gymnasiums throughout the country. The architectural styles of the time have been always influential, including modernism.