Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Karate (1 cr)
E150 | 6660-6667 | Staff


CLASS MEETING:
Two 50  minute periods per week

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Beginning taekwondo (Korean karate) instruction in the basic techniques of
blocking, kicking, striking, punching, forms and one step sparring.
Students should
achieve the technical level of yellow belt in taekwondo by mid-term and
orange
belt by finals.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
A.  To provide a knowledge, an understanding, and an appreciation of the
psychological and philosophical fundamentals required to participate in the
martial
art, and sport, of karate and taekwondo.
B.  To develop a degree of proficiency that will enable the student to
participate
with satisfaction in the sport of karate and taekwondo.
C.  To provide an opportunity to develop mental abilities by requiring the
exercise
of the powers of judgment, discipline, reasooning, imagination, and
thoughtful
deliberation.
D.  To provide an understanding of how the kinesiological principles and
body
dynamics of karate are applied with performing the skills of karate.

ATTENDANCE:
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

Program Coordinator.

GRADING PROCEDURES:
Your grade in this class will be determined as follows:
1. One written exam  (30%)
2. Two skills exams  (70%)

EQUIPMENT:
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
class.

TEXTBOOK:
An Introduction of Karate for Student and Teacher, Kendall/Hunt, 1977.  A
copy may be purchased at Collegiate Copies on Third Street.