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COURSE NUMBER: KINS 223
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Martial Arts
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Lily Climenhaga
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 0 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course offers basic elementary instruction in the martial arts. Content will vary based on the style practiced by the instructor. The focus of the course will be on the theory and practice of the fundamental skills of the martial arts. Emphasis will be placed on participation and skill acquisition with an overview of basic movement strategies and principles of training. Certification and progression to a yellow belt/sash are attainable. (Note: The purchase of a traditional outfit of the style practiced by the instructor is recommended but not required.)

Students with credit in PHED 283 or PHED 221 cannot receive credit for PHED 223.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Class Participation 35%
Journals (marked based on completion 10%
Short paper 10%
Midterm demonstration (yellow belt test) 15%
Final demonstration (blue belt test) 30%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  • To be learn basic self-defense techniques
  • To obtain a blue belt level within Uechi Ryu karate
  • To condition and strengthen the body using martial arts
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Throughout the course we will learn and practice
    • Geri Wasa (kicking techniques)
    • Kote Kitae (Arm Rubbing and pounding)
    • Ashi Kitae (Leg conditioning)
    • Partner exercises
  • Up to the midterm the first half of the course will incorporate white belt and high school material, such as:
    • Jumbi Undo (Warm-up exercises)
    • Hojo Undo (Uechi exercises)
    • Fukyukata ichi
    • Fukyukata ni
    • Introduction to sanchin kata (pattern 1)
  • Following the midterm practicing these exercises will continue as well as the addition of senior material:
    • Sanchin kata
    • Kanshiwa kata (pattern 2)
    • Kyu Kumite (Junior level prearranged sparring patterns)
  • Throughout the course students will also learn basic Japanese terminology for techniques
  • Throughout the course the students will learn basic self-defense techniques
  • Sparring techniques


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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