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Effective Term:
Summer 2014 through Winter 2015
Course Number:
PE 183Z
Course Title:
Tae Kwon Do III
Credit Hours:
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Course Description

Expands knowledge of Tae Kwon Do techniques beyond the basics while strengthening self-defense skills. Covers skills required for national and international black belt certifications, as well as skills required for Olympic-style sparring referee certification through USA Taekwondo. Develops skill set required to instruct beginning Tae Kwon Do students, including the use of Korean vocabulary and classroom etiquette. Recommend: PE 183Y or instructor approval. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to: 

  • Improve overall physical conditioning through participation in Tae Kwon Do, including but not limited to improvements in cardio-respiratory fitness, muscle fitness, and flexibility/range of motion.
  • Perform safe and effective self defense skills, falls, throws and sparring techniques.
  • Develop a lifelong fitness, health, and wellness program.
  • Experience the relationship of the mind, body and spirit.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

• Learned new forms and self-defense skills
• Improvement on basic and previously learned skills
• Application of prior skills/techniques
• Attendance
• Participate in, and contribute to, class discussions and activities
• Skill assessment through demonstration.
• Practical exams.
• Open to learn new concepts

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Warm-ups and cool-downs
• Conditioning, stretching, and endurance development
• Body mechanics and alignment development
• Discuss differences between Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Karate, Aikido, Boxing, etc.
• History and traditions of Tae Kwon Do
• Differences between traditional Tae Kwon Do and Olympic Tae Kwon Do
• Ki Bon (basics) blocks, kicks, punches, and combinations
• Poomse (forms) long sets of prearranged movements in Tae Kwon Do
• Dare Ee On - choreographed 3-step fighting techniques
• Tumbling and controlled falling
• Combination punching
• Safety concerns
• Blocking and evading an attacker

• Practice warm-ups, cool-downs
• Select appropriate conditioning, stretching, and endurance exercises
• Demonstrate correct body mechanics and alignment
• Interpret differences between various techniques of the martial arts
• Demonstrate Ki Bon
• Demonstrate Poomse
• Demonstrate Dare Ee On
• Utilize correct tumbling and fall techniques
• Demonstrate correct and effective punching, blocking, and evading