Physical Education

Physical Education Department

Martial Arts

De Anza College offers several classes in martial arts. You will find Beginning and Intermediate Karate and Aikido, and Self Defense

PE 002A - Beginning Karate

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the discipline of Karate. Includes, a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, and etiquette. Students will analyze and demonstrate the application of traditional Japanese Shotokan karate techniques including blocking, punching, kicking striking and stances. Students will strive to understand and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts in an effort to improve their physical condition. Considerations for the variables that occur due to age, gender and physical conditions will be covered.

PE 002B - Intermediate Karate

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the discipline of Karate.
Includes, a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, and etiquette of the sport. Intermediate karate skills and techniques of Japanese karate will be covered including blocking, punching, kicking, stances and individual evasive movement, and group interaction. Students will strive to understand and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility, and strength concepts in an effort to improve their physical condition in order to train at a more advanced level, with consideration for the variables that occur due to age, gender and physical conditions.

PE 002K - Beginning Aikido

An introduction to the discipline of Physical education through the study of Martial Arts in the form of Aikido. Includes a global and historical examination, key philosophical concepts of the Aikido tradition and the evolution of Aikido to its present form. Students will practice simple Aikido techniques for the mind, body and spirit that can easily be incorporated into daily life. Rotation movements, mindfulness, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques will be covered. The course will incorporate basic exercise physiology, nutrition, strength development, flexibility and meditation techniques as related to Aikido and health.

PE 002L Intermediate AIkido

An introduction to the discipline of Physical education through the study of Martial Arts in the form of Aikido. Includes a global and historical examination, key philosophical concepts of the Aikido tradition and the evolution of Aikido to it's present form. Students will practice Intermediate Aikido techniques for the mind, body and spirit that can easily be incorporated into daily life. Rotation movements, mindfulness, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques will be covered. The course will incorporate exercise physiology, nutrition, strength development, flexibility and meditation techniques as related to Aikido and health.

P E 003G - Self Defense

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through personal self-defense. The course includes a historical and global examination of self-defense. It will provide the student with a sense of awareness and practical applications that will maximize the student's strength, endurance, and skill relative to gender, body build and physiology. Recognition of potential problems, attack prevention/avoidance, escape strategies, counterattack, kidnapping, and abduction will be discussed. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, fundamentals of strength development, and flexibility.

 


Physical Education
Building: PE
Contact: Susan Ho
Phone: 408.864.8751
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Last Updated: 11/3/09