Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Karate (1 cr)
E150 | 6660-6667 | Staff
Two 50 minute periods per week
Beginning taekwondo (Korean karate) instruction in the basic techniques of
blocking, kicking, striking, punching, forms and one step sparring.
achieve the technical level of yellow belt in taekwondo by mid-term and
belt by finals.
A. To provide a knowledge, an understanding, and an appreciation of the
psychological and philosophical fundamentals required to participate in the
art, and sport, of karate and taekwondo.
B. To develop a degree of proficiency that will enable the student to
with satisfaction in the sport of karate and taekwondo.
C. To provide an opportunity to develop mental abilities by requiring the
of the powers of judgment, discipline, reasooning, imagination, and
D. To provide an understanding of how the kinesiological principles and
dynamics of karate are applied with performing the skills of karate.
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 the Elective
Your grade in this class will be determined as follows:
1. One written exam (30%)
2. Two skills exams (70%)
Each student is required to have a martial arts uniform. No shoes will be
worn during class time. Women should wear a T-shirt under their uniform
jacket. You should have your uniform by the start of the third week of
An Introduction of Karate for Student and Teacher, Kendall/Hunt, 1977. A
copy may be purchased at Collegiate Copies on Third Street.