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Beginning Karate II

Course Number: PE 183S
Transcript Title: Beginning Karate II
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


PE 183R or equivalent

Course Description

Progressive continuation of fundamental techniques employed in the art of Karate‐Do. Recommended: Beginning Karate I or equivalent. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Advance student's growth and skill development through Karate
  2. Recognize and apply the value and benefits of Karate

Alignment with Institutional Core Learning Outcomes

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 group and individuals for assessment, application, and correction.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Warm-up, stretching, and cool down procedures
  • Conditioning, strength, and endurance development
  • Body mechanics and alignment development
  • Discuss differences between Judo, Karate, Aikido, Boxing, etc.
  • History and traditions of Karate-Do
  • Differences between sport Karate and traditional Karate-Do
  • Kata-(Seisan) Oldest form of prearranged movements in Okinawan Karate-Do
  • Kicking, spin kicking and combination kicks
  • Combination punching
  • Blocking and evading an attacker