Catalogue 2016 - 2017

PEHR 159 Fundamentals of Martial Arts


1 cr.

Course Description

This course is designed to teach students about the traditional lineage of this famous art. It provides students with the knowledge and basic skills of martial arts (self-defense) i.e. breath control; pressure point control; and how to read, write, and speak some "Cantonese." It also provides students with an understanding of the five elements of life (fire, wood, earth, metal, and water) and how these elements are incorporated into their life. They will also be taught tolerance, patience, and forbearance. They will also learn the importance of trust, respect, integrity, collaboration, and communication. Grading will be based upon attendance, participation, and a written examination.