Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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

Introduces the fundamental techniques employed in the art of Karate at an intermediate level or above. Recommended: Beginning Karate skills and/or PE 183R. 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

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Apply intermediate 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.

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