Beginning Karate II

Course Number: PE 183S
Transcript Title: Beginning Karate II
Created: September 1, 2013
Updated: June 10, 2016
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


PE 183R or equivalent

Course Description

Progressive continuation of fundamental techniques employed in the art of Karate‚ÄźDo. 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

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