Exercise, Sport and Health Education 130
ESHE 130: Karate
Credit Hours: (1) Two contact hours per week. 15-week and 7.5-week courses are offered. 7.5-week courses may be blocked together for 2 credit hours
Practice and study of sport and physical activity skills.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
Students of Karate develop proficiency in front, side and round kicks, straight, backfist and reverse punches; basic stance; one step sparring; block and evading maneuvers: basic stances; kata and self defense.
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
Focus pad training, striking the air, imaginary sparring, partner stretching, role modeling, discussion, questioning, demonstration, use of video tape and lectures prepare the student in karate.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
1. The student shall demonstrate knowledge of techniques necessary for proper stretching and flexibility.
2. The student shall demonstrate knowledge of karate style kicking skills.
3. The student shall demonstrate knowledge of Japanese martial arts etiquette.
4. The student shall demonstrate knowledge of the skill required for one step sparring.
5. The student shall demonstrate knowledge of the skill required for kata.
6. The student shall demonstrate knowledge of the skill required for sparring.
Evaluation techniques include three skills tests (basic skill, one step, kata) and a final written exam. Students may make up missed classes (up to three) by preparing a written report on a martial art instructional video available in McConnell Library.
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
September 2002 Jon Poole