Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Karate Intermediate (1 cr)
E250 | 6550-6551 | Staff


PREREQUISITE:
Orange belt technical level or permission of the instructor

CLASS MEETS:
Two 50 minute periods per week

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Designed to give students an increased understanding and
an appreciation of the art of karate and taekwondo.  Content emphasis
involves
intermediate applications of basic taekwondo techniques, one step sparring,
forms, and an introduction to free fighting.  Students should achieve the
technical level of a green belt in taekwondo (Korean Karate) by mid-term and
purple belt by finals.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
A. To provide an increased level of proficiency and awareness of the
following.
1. 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 Taekwondo.
2. To help develop a degree of proficiency that will enable the student
to
participate with satisfaction in the sport of taekwondo.
3. To provide an opportunity to develop mental abilities by requiring
the
exercise of the powers of judgment, discipline, reasoning,
imagination,
and thoughtful deliberation.
4. To develop in each individual a positive attitude toward the use of

karate.
5. To encourage the use of karate as a lifetime activity.
6. To provide an understanding of how the kinesiological principles and
body dynamics of karate are applied when performing the skills of

taekwondo.

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 classes.

TEXTBOOK:
An Introduction to Karate for Student and Teacher, Kendall/Hunt, 1977.