Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 183R

Course Number:
PE 183R
Course Title:
Beginning Karate I
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Course Description

Introduces a working knowledge of the fundamental techniques employed in the art of Karate-Do. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Classes will be conducted in large group format for warm-up, lecture, demonstrations, observation, and participation. In addition,
classes will be divided into small groups and individuals for assessment, application, and correction.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Develop knowledge and skills in Karate
  • Improve whole body agility and correct alignment
  • Develop kinesthetic awareness
  • Improve strength, coordination, and balance

Course Activities and Design

  • Practice safe and effective warm-up and cool-down activities
  • Demonstrate Basic Karate Kihon
  • Demonstrate Kata
  • Utilize proper kicking, tumbling, punching, and blocking techniques
  • Select appropriate conditioning, stretching, and endurance exercises
  • Conduct proper Karate etiquette and discipline

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Attendance
  • Active participation and effort
  • Skill assessment
  • Practical Exams
  • Proper attire and class etiquette

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Kihon (Basics)-blocks, kicks, punches, and combinations
  • Kata- (Seisan) Oldest form of prearranged movements in Okinawan Karate-Do
  • Conditioning, stretching, and endurance exercises
  • Etiquette and discipline