Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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

Introduces the fundamental techniques employed in the art of Karate. 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:

  1. Apply beginning skills and techniques in Karate. 
  2. Realize whole body agility, kinesthetic awareness, and correct alignment as a result of participation in Karate.
  3. Improve strength, coordination, and balance through participation in Karate.

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