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Course NumberLWA 115
Lab Hours30
Lecture Hours0
Course DescriptionProvides an introduction to a non-aggressive martial art stressing use of spiritual energy, self-cultivation, mutual respect, and skills of self-defense. Credit may be earned in LW 115 or LWA 115 but not in both. (0-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of Aikido I.
  1. Describe and explain the origins and disciplines associated with Aikido.
  2. Explain the physical and mental benefits of practicing Aikido.
  3. List and understand the reasons and benefits of flexibility, strengthening, and stretching activities in Aikido.
  4. Describe and explain throwing, grappling, and releasing techniques associated with Aikido.
  5. Describe and explain the physical and universal laws to safe, self-defensive use of weapons in Aikido.
  6. Study and explain the process of discipline used to link mind, body, and spirit in Aikido and everyday life.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of Aikido I.
  1. Perform basic stretching, strengthening, and flexibility exercises.
  2. Perform the following basic practice techniques:
    1. Preparations of stances, postures, and body rotations.
    2. Preparations of throwing, arm/hand releases, and grappling techniques.
    3. Safe and effective execution of throws and releases.
  3. Perform basic techniques relating to:
    1. Distancing, timing, footwork, and blocking.
  4. Demonstrate the safe performance of weapons to include:
    1. Use of weapons for flexibility.
    2. A pattern with a (bo) staff.
    3. (Jo) stick movements with and without a partner
    4. Actual contact on a bag for realism and technique

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