Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 183S
Course Title:
Beginning Karate II
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Course Description

Progressive continuation of fundamental techniques employed in the art of Karate-Do. Recommended: Beginning Karate I or equivalent. 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 group and individuals for assessment, application, and correction.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Advance student's growth and skill development through Karate
  • Recognize and apply the value and benefits of Karate

Outcome Assessment Strategies

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

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Warm-up, stretching, and cool down procedures
  • Conditioning, strength, and endurance development
  • Body mechanics and alignment development
  • Discuss differences between Judo, Karate, Aikido, Boxing, etc.
  • History and traditions of Karate-Do
  • Differences between sport Karate and traditional Karate-Do
  • Kata-(Seisan) Oldest form of prearranged movements in Okinawan Karate-Do
  • Kicking, spin kicking and combination kicks
  • Combination punching
  • Blocking and evading an attacker


  • Practice safe and effective warm-up, stretching, and cool down procedures
  • Develop whole body conditioning, strength, and endurance
  • Demonstrate correct body mechanics and alignment
  • Interpret differences between various techniques of the martial arts
  • Demonstrate correct Kata
  • Demonstrate correct kicking, spin kicking, and combination kicking
  • Demonstrate correct and effective punching, blocking, and evading