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: 11/14/12

1. Description -
Emphasizes high-intensity and moderate- to high-impact advanced level kickboxing sequences using complex and choreographed movements.
Prerequisite: PHED 19C.
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. Understand biomechanical principles and basic kinesiology
  2. Demonstrate advanced level kickboxing movements with proper alignment
  3. Perform advanced high-intensity/moderate- to high-impact routines without fatigue
  4. Discuss the safety issues related to advanced kickboxing
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology as related to advanced kickboxing
  6. Calculate target heart rate and body mass index
  7. Explain physical and mental benefits of advanced kickboxing
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None required.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Fundamentals of applied kinesiology
    1. Law of Acceleration
    2. Law of Reaction
    3. Lower extremities: hips, knees, legs
    4. Upper extremities: shoulders, glenohumeral joint
    5. Spine and pelvis: posture, neutral spine, trunk, core stability
  2. Concentration: increased precision of movement with focus and awareness
  3. Control: controlled movement performed fluidly in non-interrupted sequence
  4. Kickboxing choreography
    1. Building sequential combinations
    2. Appropriate beat per minute
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Direct instructor observation of student skills and techniques. Student demonstration of individual advanced 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, instructor and student demonstration, mini-lectures.
10. Lab Content -
Laboratory content may include, but is not limited to:
  1. Footwork
    1. Boxer's stances
    2. Squat jump
    3. Stationary boxing
    4. Dynamic boxing
    5. Kickboxing combinations (simple to complex)
  2. Punches
    1. Elbow strikes
    2. Reverse punch
    3. Blocking
    4. Uppercut cross
    5. Hook uppercut
    6. Combination of various mixed punches
  3. Kicks
    1. Straight knee thrust (long-range knee kick or front heel kick)
    2. Rising strike knee
    3. Hooking knee strike
    4. Side knee snap strike
    5. Spinning front kick
    6. Spinning back kick
    7. Jump kick
    8. Combination of various mixed kicks
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 assignments as recommended by instructor.
13. Need/Justification -
This course satisfies the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-04-03 15:49:28

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines