Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Japanese Jujitsu (1 cr)
E100 | 6549 | Thomas
Two 50 minute periods per week
In this course you will learn the elementary concepts and techniques of
Japanese Jujistu. The art of jujitsu relies on basic principles of body
movement. You will gain a fundamental understanding of the ways in which
the human body moves, as well as the ways in which it does not move. These
principles are key to the art of self-defense. In a semester you will be
expected to achieve proficiency of the techniques outlined in the syllabus,
and will therefore attain the rank of yellow belt (Yonkyu).
The objective of this course is to teach you to defend yourself in various
situations. This includes learning how to block attacks, and
counter-attack, to throw an attacker, and the safe ways to fall when thrown
by an attacker all the while stressing the need to avoid physical
confrontation whenever possible. You will also learn some basic principles
of etiquette in martial arts instruction, as well as the historical
background of Japanese jujitsu.
Students are allowed a maximum of three (3) absences. Upon a fourth absence
the student has three (3) options:
1) receive a grade of "F";
2) officially withdraw from the course
3) follow an appeal procedure through your instructor and/or Elective
GRADING: Letter based
1) participation (20%)
2) two skills exams (80%)
If you have any questions about how your grade will be determined please
feel free to contact your instructor.
Each student is required to have a white martial arts uniform. No shoes
will be worn during class time. It is alright to wear socks. Women should
wear a t-shirt under their uniform jacket. You should have your uniform by
the start of the third week of class.