Learning Recommendations:  C or better in a physical education class

General Description:  This class will teach students basic self-defense.  Class will cover how to recognize and avoid potentially dangerous situations.  Students who take self- defense classes can gain additional benefits namely; confidence, self-discipline, self-awareness, focus, coordination and can improve their fitness level.

Content:  Students will learn punches, strikes, and kicks.  In addition, they will learn escapes for various grabs, pulls, and pushes.  A portion of the class will cover ground defense. 

Strategies:  In order to learn self-defense techniques students will need to work with a partner to practice. 

Homework:  Occasional written assignments

Course Fee / Materials:  PE Shirt Required