Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


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.


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.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Joseph Noel Grima (Co-ord.)

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