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Course Description

This course is an introduction and exploration of self-defense and personal safety. Emphasis on basic physical combative skills such as punches, strikes, blocks, and escape holds. It will also include basic non-combative skills such as risk reduction techniques, body language, positioning tactics, and verbal responses to threats. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. Previously listed as KIN 71. Courses should be taken in sequential order.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate basic self-defense techniques such as strikes, punches, kicks, blocks, and grabs.
  • Students will identify body awareness and its impact on one’s surroundings.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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