NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
PED 129 - SELF DEFENSE (1 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Examines history, techniques and movements associated with self-defense. Introduces the skills and methods of self-defense emphasizing mental and physical discipline. Lecture 1 hour.  Laboratory 1 hour.  Total 2 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

The purpose of this lifestyle activity is to provide an introduction to self-defense through basic skills, conditioning, and knowledge.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

A. demonstrate terminology of self-defense.
B. develop proper form in techniques of punching, kicking, and defense positions.
C. demonstrate safety.
D. develop a higher level of physical fitness and specific training exercises.
MAJOR ELEMENTS OF CONTENT A. Basic punches, blocks, kicking and combinations
B. Knowledge of language and history of sport
C. Clothing and equipment
D. Comprehensive exercises
E. Vigorous conditioning and flexibility work
Revised 10/93

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