Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Self-Defense (1 cr)
E151 | 1127 | Staff


CLASS MEETING:
One 75 minute period four times per week.

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:
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.

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