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CODE DGP0845

 
TITLE Self Defense

 
LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus

 
ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

 
DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

 
DESCRIPTION Literally: “Self-defence” (GOSHIN) “way” (DO).

Goshindo is the Japanese art of self-defence. It is a mixture of different martial arts and uses techniques from Judo, Karate, Aikido and Ju-jitsu. It teaches one to defend oneself if in danger by either controlling, escaping or even disempowering the attacker. It is suitable for all gender and does not require any previous technical ability.

Learning Objectives:

The student will learn break falls, throwing techniques, blocking, striking and kicking techniques and also choke and arm locks. Abuse situation will be simulated in order to learn how to defend oneself. The student will be acknowledged to defend against:
• Knife attacks;
• Takedowns or pin downs;
• Baton attacks;
• Gun attacks;
• Grabbing or grappling;
• Punches or kicks.

Unit Material:

Appropriate unit material will be provided by the tutor during the sessions.

Assessment:

In keeping with the spirit of Degree Plus, there is no formal assessment associated with this unit. However attendance and active participation in the sessions are compulsory.

Note: Degree plus units are not designed to be incrementally burdensome in terms of the many academic demands placed on students during their undergraduate years.

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES This unit may not be offered if there is an insufficient number of applicants.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Practical

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

 
LECTURER/S

 
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It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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