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Kick Boxing

LWA 151

Kick Boxing

LWA 151

Course Description

Presents Kick Boxing as a means of self-defense and conditioning. Provides maximum cardiorespiratory benefits, muscular endurance, speed, and agility in addition to balance, flexibility, and mind/body integration. Credit may be earned in LW 151 or LWA 151 but not in both. (15-15)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of Kick Boxing.

Objectives:

  • List and describe the components of physical fitness and how Kick Boxing can improve each one.
  • Define and describe cardiac output and stroke volume as it relates to cardio respiratory conditioning.
  • Define and describe a calorie, a carbohydrate, a fat, a protein, and list recommended daily allowances.
  • Define and describe the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems and identify activities that use each of them.
  • Describe and define basic muscular anatomy of the human body and identify various muscles being used while performing Kick Boxing movements.
  • List the physical and mental benefits from regular participation in a Kick Boxing program.
  • Define and describe maximum heart rate, resting heart rate, metabolism, and target heart rate.
  • Describe the importance of a warm-up and cool-down to physical activity.
  • Recognize and describe various myths related to health and fitness.
  • List and describe the three basic punches used in Kick Boxing.
  • List and describe the eight essential kicks used in Kick Boxing.
  • Describe the five health-related components of fitness and give examples of activities that, when performed, meet criteria for improving each component.
  • Define and explain the philosophy behind Pilates-based matwork, including the importance of visual imagery and breathing.
  • Explain the nine principles of Pilates-based matwork.
  • Explain the importance of a warm-up and cool-down to physical activity.
  • Identify the following large muscle groups and give examples of strengthening and stretching exercises for: quadriceps, hamstrings, biceps, triceps, rectus abdominis, latissimus dorsi, gastrocnemius, gluteus maximus, pectoralis major, deltoids.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of Kick Boxing.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to calculate percent of calories from protein, fat, and carbohydrates in a diet.
  • Demonstrate how to take, monitor, and calculate personal heart rates.
  • Execute the eight essential kicks used in Kick Boxing, using safe and correct techniques.
  • Execute the three basic punches used in Kick Boxing, using safe and correct techniques. (*Jab, *Hook, *Upper Cut)
  • Demonstrate various balance and agility movements used in Kick Boxing.
  • Demonstrate how to determine, monitor, and calculate exercise heart rates and raining zones.