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Aikido

LWA 115

Aikido

LWA 115

Course Description

Provides an introduction to a non-aggressive martial art stressing use of spiritual energy, self-cultivation, mutual respect, and skills of self-defense. Credit may be earned in LW 115 or LWA 115 but not in both. (0-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of Aikido I.

Objectives:

  • Describe and explain the origins and disciplines associated with Aikido.
  • Explain the physical and mental benefits of practicing Aikido.
  • List and understand the reasons and benefits of flexibility, strengthening, and stretching activities in Aikido.
  • Describe and explain throwing, grappling, and releasing techniques associated with Aikido.
  • Describe and explain the physical and universal laws to safe, self-defensive use of weapons in Aikido.
  • Study and explain the process of discipline used to link mind, body, and spirit in Aikido and everyday life.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of Aikido I.

Objectives:

  • Perform basic stretching, strengthening, and flexibility exercises.
  • Perform the following basic practice techniques:
  • Perform basic techniques relating to:
  • Demonstrate the safe performance of weapons to include: