Aug 08, 2022
LWA 115 - AikidoCredits: 1
Provides 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.
Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 30
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Outcomes and Objectives
- Describe and explain the concepts and components of Aikido I.
- Describe and explain the origins and disciplines associated with Aikido.
- Explain the physical and mental benefits of practicing Aikido.
- List and understand the reasons and benefits of flexibility, strengthening, and stretching activities in Aikido.
- Describe and explain throwing, grappling, and releasing techniques associated with Aikido.
- Describe and explain the physical and universal laws to safe, self-defensive use of weapons in Aikido.
- 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.
- Perform basic stretching, strengthening, and flexibility exercises.
- Perform the following basic practice techniques:
- Preparations of stances, postures, and body rotations.
- Preparations of throwing, arm/hand releases, and grappling techniques.
- Safe and effective execution of throws and releases.
- Perform basic techniques relating to:
- Distancing, timing, footwork, and blocking.
- Demonstrate the safe performance of weapons to include:
- Use of weapons for flexibility.
- A pattern with a (bo) staff.
- (Jo) stick movements with and without a partner
- Actual contact on a bag for realism and technique
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