Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 162M
Course Title:
MMA Combative Conditioning
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Course Description

Introduces high-intensity group exercise focusing on challenging your body in a dynamic and energetic fashion. Various activities and exercises in challenging conditions. Utilizes resistance, balance, and compounded motions to improve overall fitness to help optimize athletic performance while minimizing potential injury when performing martial arts activities. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Each student supplies his/her own clothing. Clothing should be loose and comfortable fitting for exercise. Shoes are mandatory and should be designed for aerobic/cardiorespiratory exercise. General class format includes a warm-up, various conditioning segments (cardiorespiratory, muscular endurance and strength, & flexibility), and skills training.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Utilize improved physical conditioning (muscle and cardiorespiratory endurance, strength, flexibility, and body composition), while performing martial art activities.
  • Develop a lifelong fitness, health, and wellness program.
  • Experience the relationship of the mind, body and spirit.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Active participation and effort
Skill assessment
Practical Exams/quizzes

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Warm-ups and cool-downs
Conditioning, stretching, and endurance exercises
Body mechanics and alignment development
Application of conditioning benefits
Discuss of the various forms of martial arts; Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Karate, Aikido, Boxing, Brazilian Jujitsu, etc.
Principles of cardiorespiratory, muscle, interval, and flexibility training
Safety concerns