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Beginning Karate I

Course Number: PE 183R
Transcript Title: Beginning Karate I
Created: September 1, 2013
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit

Course Description

Introduces a working knowledge of the fundamental techniques employed in the art of Karate‐Do. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Develop knowledge and skills in Karate
  2. Improve whole body agility and correct alignment
  3. Develop kinesthetic awareness
  4. Improve strength, coordination, and balance

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Attendance
  • Active participation and effort
  • Skill assessment
  • Practical Exams
  • Proper attire and class etiquette

Course Activities and Design

Classes will be conducted in large group format for warm-up, lecture, demonstrations, observation, and participation. In addition, classes will be divided into small groups and individuals for assessment, application, and correction.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Practice of safe and effective warm-up and cool-down activities
  • Kihon (Basics)-blocks, kicks, punches, and combinations
  • Kata- (Seisan) Oldest form of prearranged movements in Okinawan Karate-Do
  • Proper kicking, tumbling, punching, and blocking techniques
  • Conditioning, stretching, and endurance exercises
  • Proper Karate etiquette and discipline