Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Karate Intermediate (1 cr)
E250 | 6356-6357 | Staff


PREREQUISITES:
Orange belt technical level or permission of the instructor

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

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 POLICY:
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 PROCEDURE:
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.