KNSFHP 1169.04 (1 credit)
Note: This course includes forms of movement that will contain physical body to body contact in various ways, such as punching and kicking. However, this is an introductory course with the emphasis placed on executing proper skills and movements and not the contact itself. Excessive force, violence, or aggression are not required or expected and will not be tolerated. There may be controlled sparring, but no rough behavior will be permitted at any time. Safety will be emphasized.
What you will learn:
- Improve the ability to defend one self.
- Perform the basic karate stances.
- Perform the basic karate offensive and defensive techniques.
- Perform the basic karate combinations of blocking, punching, and kicking motions.
- Demonstrate the basic knowledge of the culture/philosophy of Asian martial arts.
What to expect:
- You will actively participate in Karate in each class meeting
- You will practice skills individually and with a partner from the class
- Your skills will be evaluated by the instructor
- Written final exam
- Better sleep
- Better concentration
- Improved emotional health
- Improved heart health
- Improved confidence
- Stronger immune system
- Greater strength and flexibility
- Optimal weight
- Strengthens body
- Karate originated on the island of Okinawa in Japan.
- A dojo is the name of the place where you learn karate.
- The uniform of karate is called a Gi.
- Once a person tests into the black belt rank, there are still 10 levels that must be accomplished before earning the final belt.