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Effective: Summer 2013

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: PHED 19C.
Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Combatives family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Perform with an increasing degree of proficiency self-defense skills
  • Demonstrate increased cardiovascular fitness
Description -
Emphasizes high-intensity and moderate- to high-impact advanced level kickboxing sequences using complex and choreographed movements.

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
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None required.

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
Methods of Evaluation -
Direct instructor observation of student skills and techniques. Student demonstration of individual advanced kickboxing routine.
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.

Disciplines -
Physical Education
Method of Instruction -
Cooperative learning exercises, instructor and student demonstration, mini-lectures.
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
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.