Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 162J
Course Title:
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu I
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Provides opportunities to improve fitness, health and overall wellness through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Covers basic BJJ knowledge and skills (such as movements, positions, and concepts) in a progressive skill building approach. Emphasizes proper technique, mobility, pressure and leverage awareness. Establishes a foundational knowledge of BJJ, including utilization of ground techniques for self defense. Introduces both Gi and non-Gi techniques. Students will be required to obtain a Gi by the 3rd week of class. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Improve overall physical conditioning through participation in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, including but not limited to, improvements in cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular fitness, and flexibility.
  •  Perform safe and effective BJJ self defense skills and techniques.
  • Apply learned skills, techniques, and knowledge in belt rank advancement tests.
  •  Develop a lifelong fitness, health, and wellness program that incorporates BJJ skills and techniques.

Aspirational Goals

  1. Experience the relationship of the mind, body and spirit.

Course Activities and Design

  • Basic form - movements
  •  Self defense skills
  •  Balance and focus drills
  •  Sport etiquette/rules

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  •  Attendance and Participation
  •  Discussion
  •  Practical Exams
  •  Skill Assessment (via demonstration)

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  •  Learn and practice proper warm-ups and cool-downs
  •  Basic sparring movements, including defensive and offensive movements
  •  Body awareness, mechanics and alignment