Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Advanced Karate (1 cr)
E350 | 6585 | Staff


CLASS MEETING:
Two 50 minute periods per week

PREREQUISITE:
Purple belt technical level or permission of the instructor

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

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
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.

TEXT:
Burns, "An Introduction to Karate for Student and Teacher", Kendall/Hunt,
1977