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Course Number:
PE 183V
Course Title:
Judo I
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Course Description

Introduces a working knowledge of the fundamental techniques employed in the art of Kodolan Judo. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Judo gi (uniform) highly recommended. Strong sweat bottoms and tops are acceptable, but must be devoid of metal or hard objects. Rings, earrings and body piercings are not allowed during physical participation due to potential injury to other students or self.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Improve overall body conditioning
  2. Develop knowledge and skills in Judo
  3. Improve whole body agility and correct alignment
  4. Improve kinesthetic awareness
  5. Advance student's growth and conditioning toward lifelong fitness
  6. Improve strength, coordination, and balance
  7. Improve whole body agility and correct alignment
  8. Develop mental awareness, discipline and perseverance

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Attendance
  2. Active participation and attitude
  3. Skill assessment
  4. Class etiquette
  5. Didactic exams (knowledge of rules, mottos, and history)

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  1. Warm-ups and cool-downs
  2. Conditioning, stretching, and endurance exercises
  3. Etiquette, basic Japanese words for Judo, and discipline
  4. History of Judo
  5. Rules of contest, terminology
  6. Basic body movement (tai sabaki)
  7. Throws, hold downs, choking, arm locks
  8. Analysis of weakness (direction of throws)
  9. Safety concerns


  1. Practice warm-ups and cool-downs
  2. Select appropriate conditioning, stretching, and endurance exercises
  3. Understand the importance of bowing etiquette/discipline
  4. Demonstrate basic tumbling and controlled falling techniques (ukemi)
  5. Demonstrate off-balancing techniques (kuzushi)
  6. Show basic throwing techniques (tachiwaza - foot/leg throws, hand/arm throws,
  7. hip throws)
  8. Show basic mat hold downs (newaza)
  9. Demonstrate basic choking (shime waza)
  10. Demonstrate controlled arm locks (kansetzu waza)
  11. Understand basic Japanese words and phrases as used in Judo