Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • 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