Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Self-Defense (1 cr)
E151 | 6267-6270 | Staff


CLASS MEETING:
One 50 minute period two times per week for the entire semester.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Instruction in techniques for practical self-defense situations.  Basic
skills such as blocking,
kicking, striking, throwing and body movement are taught.  A special focus
on rape and rape
awareness.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
A. To provide knowledge, an understanding, and an appreciation of the
psychological, physical,
and philosophical requirements of self-defense.
B. To help develop a degree of proficiency that will enable the students to
successfully defend
themselves.
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 develop in each individual a positive attitude toward self-defense.
E. To provide an awareness of the many factors which contribute to
self-defense, along with a
sense of responsibility for one's self, as well as others.

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

ATTENDANCE POLICY:
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.

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:
No More Fear by Stephen M. Thompson