Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Karate (1 cr)
E150 | 6260-6266 | Staff


CLASS MEETING:
One fifty minute period two times per week for entire semester.

Sections 6260 & 6261 will meet in New Student Recreational Sports Center

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, reasoning, 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) unexcused 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.