Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Japanese Jujitsu (1 cr)
E100 | 6159 | Thomas


CLASS MEETING: 2 fifty minute classes per week

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In this course you will learn the elementary concepts and techniques of
Japanese Jujistu.  The art
of jujistu relies on basic principles of body movement.  You will gain a
fundamental under-
standing 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
Program Coordinator.

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 you uniform by the start of the third week of class.