Beginning Karate I

Course Number: PE 183R
Transcript Title: Beginning Karate I
Created: September 1, 2013
Updated: August 4, 2015
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‐Do. 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

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