Course Information
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGeorgios Zangelidis
Course ID600001200

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science (2014-2015)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours9
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Required Courses
  • ΕΠ0115/4 KARATE
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
Ε34-449 Specialization karate I Aim: The obtaining of necessary knowledge and skills for the effective teaching karate in gyms, mainly in the private sector, for exercise, "self-defense" and as a competitive sport in clubs. The transmission of knowledge (theoretical and practical) for teaching karate as an additional alternative/differentiation in means of teaching physical education lessons in all education levels. Learning and teaching units: Lectures 1. Writing essay (instructions). 2. Knowledge of the history and evolution of karate worldwide. 3. Philosophical approach: (Self-Meditation/Zen, Code of conduct of the Samurai/Bushido, The Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate by Gichin Funakoshi, The guiding principles of conduct of the trainee/Dojo Kun). 4. Karate grading criteria. 5. Personality and the role of the trainer/instructor. 6. Learning methodology - formatting periods and consolidation of motor skills. 7. Physical preparation for all age groups. 8. Specific strength exercises. 9. Specific velocity exercises. 10. Specific endurance exercises. 11. Specific joint mobility – flexibility exercises. 12. Training unit (structure - content). 13. Nutrition - nutritional supplements. Practice Basic techniques (Kihon). 1. Preparatory exercises/warm up/Junbi-Undo/Taiso. 2. Learning of natural stances (natural position)/Shizentai/Dachi: (Feet together stance/Heisoku, Hills together toes apart/Mushubi, Feet shoulder width apart toes slightly pointed out/Hachinoji or Hachiji, Feet shoulder width apart toes slightly pointed in/Uchi Hachinoji, Stance L/Renoji, Stance T/Teiji). 3. Learning the three main low stances/Dachi: (Front/Zenkutsu, Back/Kokutsu, Horse-Straddle leg stance/Kiba). 4. Learning displacements/Unsoku: (Step forward and backward/Ayumi Ashi from basic low-stances, Sliding step/Yori-Ashi, Double-shifting step/Tsugi-Ashi). 5. Displacements to the side or backwards/Changes of direction/Hokotenkan. 6. Straight punch/Choku-Tsuki: (Upper-Level/Jodan, Middle-Level/Chudan, Lower-level/Gedan). 7. Basic practice in the lunge punch/Jun-Zuki/Oi-Zuki. 8. Basic practice in the reverse punch/Gyaku-Zuki. 9. Blocks/Te-Ude/Uke - Waza with a hand/Sekiwan Uke: [Downward block/Gedan-Barai, Upward block/Jodan-Age-Uke, Block with the forearm/Chudan-Ude-Uke (Outside forearm block/Soto-Uke, Inside forearm block/Uchi-Uke), Sword hand block/Chudan-Shuto-Uke from the back stance/Kokutsu dachi]. 10. Kicks/Keri-Waza: (Front kick/Mae-Geri, Side snap-rising kick/Yoko-Geri-Keage from Horse-Straddle leg stance/Kiba Dachi, Side thrust kick/Yoko-Geri-Kekomi from Horse-Straddle leg stance/Kiba Dachi, Roundhouse kick/Mawashi-Geri, Back thrust kick/Ushiro-Geri-Kekomi). Forms of sparring/(Kumite) - Fight with a real opponent. Standard sequence techniques with imaginary opponent/(Kata). 11. Basic fighting training with opponent (5-3 Steps/Gohon - Sanbon Kumite), - Kata (Heian or Pinan). 12. Basic fighting training with opponent (5-3 Steps/Gohon - Sanbon Kumite), - Kata (Heian or Pinan). 13. Basic fighting training with opponent: (1 step/Kihon Ippon Kumite), - Kata (Heian or Pinan).
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
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