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 Course Title:   Beginning Karate

 Title Abbreviation:   BEGINNING KARATE

 Department:    PE

 Course #:    135

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    310502

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Learn basic Japanese karate stances, blocks, strikes, and kicks and their applications in varying combinations, individually and with partners. Practice of karate helps students improve or maintain physical strength, endurance, and flexibility. Emphasis is on proper form and safety.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic stances, blocks, strikes, and kicks in varying combinations individually and with partners in a safe manner.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.

Course Contents

  1. Show understanding of terminology and directions delivered in Japanese and/or English through writing, oral, or physical demonstration.
  2. Demonstrate single basic punches, strikes, blocks, and kicks from standing position (minimum 6 punches and strikes, 4 blocks, 5 kicks)
  3. Execute minimum four basic stances without a partner while moving forward and/or backward. Single or combinations of hand and foot techniques will be applied while moving.
  4. Show ability to combine multiple varied techniques in sequence as a self-defense application with or without a partner in 5 to 15 drills, dependent on complexity of drill.
  5. Demonstrate pre-arranged fighting style combinations of basic complexity with and without a partner, 5 to 15 different drills dependent on complexity of the drill.
  6. Three to six basic pre-arranged forms (kata) chosen at instructor's discretion, dependent upon the complexity and length. Forms typically have 20 to 50 movements each.
  7. Practice safe and controlled technique while working with partners, demonstrated by following directions and applying proper basic form.
  8. Obtain a minimal level of physical fitness by the end of the term. Twenty total push-ups minimum, 70 total reps abdominal exercises minimum.
  9. Illustrate assimilation of course content and material through any combination or single written paper, oral presentation, physical final examination, and/or final examination.