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Fall 2021

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PED132 - Beginning Karate

Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Focuses on achieving the physical and mental conditioning and training required to execute a variety of basic martial arts techniques and forms or kata and engages in effective sparring and self-defense. Acquaints students with the historical and philosophical and spiritual aspects of the martial arts. Designed for students with little or no background in the martial arts. One and one-half class hours.

Lecture: 1.5 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Discuss the history of Isshin Ryu Karate.
2. Identify a minimum of one philosophical aspect of karate training.
3. Identify a minimum of one spiritual aspect of karate training.
4. Demonstrate upper body techniques.
5. Demonstrate lower body techniques.
6. Demonstrate advanced self-defense techniques.
7. Perform 1/2 of the seisan kata.
8. Analyze the benefits of daily fitness activity specific to karate.


Effective Term: Fall 2019