Beginning Karate I

Course Number: PE 183R
Transcript Title: Beginning Karate I
Created: September 1, 2013
Updated: August 14, 2019
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
Repeats available for credit: 2

Course Description

Introduces a working knowledge of the fundamental techniques employed in the art of Karate‚ÄźDo. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Practice Karate at an acceptable introductory level  with appropriate skills and technique
  2. Exhibit appropriate whole body agility and correct alignment
  3. Use and demonstrate proper kinesthetic practices
  4. Demonstrate appropriate introductory level strength, coordination, and balance

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Skill assessment
  • Practical Exams

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

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