Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Advanced Karate (1)
E350 | 6388 | Staff


CLASS MEETING:
One fifty minute period two times per week

PREREQUISITES:
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.

TEXTBOOK:
Burns, An Introduction to Karate for Student and Teacher, Kendall/Hunt,
1977.