Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
3 hours laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/14/11; 11/19/12

1. Description -
Introduction to the basic skills and mechanics of kickboxing for fitness. Total cardiovascular workout emphasizing basic footwork, body mechanics, punching and kicking combinations and basic offensive and defensive techniques.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Combatives family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. examine the history and origins of contemporary kickboxing in the United States
  2. demonstrate basic footwork, proper punching and kicking combinations
  3. understand the fundamentals of applied kinesiology
  4. employ proper warm-up and cool-down stretching for injury prevention
  5. demonstrate knowledge of the anatomical terms related to kickboxing
  6. recognize the physical benefits derived from kickboxing
  7. explain the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise
  8. select appropriate beginning level exercises and maintain low to moderate intensity
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Fitness mat and appropriate workout clothing. Towel is optional.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. History and origins of kickboxing
    1. Introduction to United States
    2. Integration of aerobics, karate,and boxing
  2. Fundamentals of exercise physiology
    1. Muscular strength
    2. Muscular endurance
    3. Cardiovascular endurance
    4. Flexibility
    5. Body composition
  3. Guidelines for improving cardiovascular endurance
    1. intensity
    2. duration
    3. frequency
    4. mode
  4. Safety and prevention of injury
    1. warm-up
    2. cool-down
    3. proper stretching
    4. breathing
    5. monitoring intensity based on perceived exertion
  5. Footwork
    1. Stances
    2. Proper alignment
    3. Weight distribution
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Direct instructor observation of skill techniques
  2. Demonstration of individual kickboxing routine
7. Representative Text(s) -
Roca, Hector. The Gleason's Gym Total Body Boxing Workout for Women. New York, New York: Simon and Schuster, 2007.
Buller, Debz and Lawler, Jennifer. Kickboxing for Women. Terre Haute, Indiana: Wish Publishing, 2011.

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
Cooperative learning exercises, laboratory, demonstration, mini-lectures.
10. Lab Content -
Laboratory content may include, but is not limited to:
  1. Footwork
    1. March
    2. Jog
    3. Tapping
    4. Step touch
    5. Squat
    6. Hops
    7. Jumps
    8. Lunges
    9. Travel
    10. Alternate knees
  2. Punches
    1. Jab
    2. Double jab
    3. Triple jab
    4. Cross
    5. Double-cross
    6. Triple-cross
    7. Upper cut
    8. Hook
    9. Elbow
  3. Kicks
    1. Front
    2. Step over front kick
    3. Side
    4. Step to side kick
    5. Rear
    6. Step to rear kick
    7. Roundhouse
    8. Step side to roundhouse
    9. Double step to roundhouse
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writing exercises as recommended by instructor.
13. Need/Justification -
This course satisfies the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-06-25 17:26:24

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines