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Course Description

An introduction to the basic skills and techniques of Japanese Karate. Emphasis will be on the fundamentals of martial arts, including safety skills and etiquette, kicking, punching, striking, blocking, and Kata forms. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass.

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform the following basic skills: blocks, punches, strikes, kicks, stances, and self-defense techniques.
  • Examine and apply the basic training guidelines for flexibility, muscular strength, and muscular endurance to improve one's physical conditioning and prevention of injury.
  • Utilize the Japanese language as it applies to basic terminology and commands in the disciple of Karate.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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