|KARATE P.E. 6.02 , 6.06||West Valley College
Office: PE 1R
This course is designed to introduce the student to the skills and philosophies of Shotokan karate. The course will include the traditions, customs, philosophies and techniques employed by the traditional Okinawan/Japanese martial art system of Shotokan karate. Techniques of Aikido, Judo, and Jujitsu will also be presented.
Students are eligible for belt promotions at the end of each session. The belt test is optional and not included in student grade or course evaluations.
Letter Grade or Credit/No (CR/NC) Credit Option
Written exam on terminology and history - 10 pts
Practical (skills evaluation) final exam - 50 pts
Participation - 80 pts
Outside Project - 10 pts
(self-defense demonstration, seminar or tournament attendance or a reading/research project)
TOTAL - 150 pts
A = 135 – 150 points
B = 120 – 134 points
C = 100 – 119 points
D = 80 – 99 points
F = below 80 points
Credit = 100 – 150 points
No Credit = below 100 points
It is expected that the student will attend all or most of the training
sessions. New skills are constantly being learned. Learned
skills build onto new skills and a gradual progression is formed.
A period of missed sessions will hinder the ability to develop the necessary
skills for advancement. Communicate any problems of an anticipated
missed period of training sessions with the instructor. You will
be automatically dropped after a series of 4 missed sessions.
McCann, Steve. Karate Everyone. Salem, North Carolina