PCC/ CCOG / PE

Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 182G

Course Number:
PE 182G
Course Title:
Tai Chi II
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Continue the exploration of theories and movement principles introduces in Tai Chi I. Reinforce and expand upon the basic techniques to develop a solid foundation for life-long practice of Tai Chi. Recommend: PE 182S or instructor approval. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

• Perform advanced postures to demonstrate a deeper connection to the Tai Chi form and movements.
• Integrate advanced breathing and relaxation techniques with Tai Chi form and movements.
• Apply Tai Chi theory and techniques to enhance daily living and to help maintain lifetime fitness.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

• Learned new forms, skills, and techniques
• Improvement on basic and previously learned skills
• Application of prior skills/techniques
• Attendance
• Participate in, and contribute to, class discussions and activities
• Skill assessment through demonstration.
• Practical exams.
• Open to learn new concepts

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

• Correct alignment
• Footwork patterns
• Body positions
• Leg and arm positions
• Warm-up\cool down
• Kinesthetic memory
• Coordination of legs, arms, body
• Breath awareness
• Continuous flow of movement
• Mind-body connection
• Principles of safety in movement
• Tai Chi vocabulary
• Short Form
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
• Demonstrate correct technique in beginning Tai Chi steps and postures with the following elements
o Leg, arm and body positions
o Attention to intent
o Incorporation of visualization
o Steps in relationship to breath rhythm
o Awareness of combative applications
o Stretches
o Level changes
o Weight changes
o Directional changes
o Connecting steps
• Repeat Tai Chi steps and postures
• Identify steps, positions, and postures visually and aurally
• Examine and discuss Tai Chi principles