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TITLE Karate

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

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

DESCRIPTION Karate is a Japanese martial art meaning empty hands. It is a combat art which uses no weapons but relies on the arms and legs to be able to become tools for defending or attacking if in a dangerous situation. Karate teaches correct posture, breathing methods and control of one’s attacker.

Learning Objectives:

The objectives of this unit are to enable the students to sit for the first grade in Karate.

They will learn:
• Postures;
• Blocks;
• Punches;
• Kicks;
• Pattern forms for combat situations;
• Karate terminology and etiquette;
• Karate history.

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%


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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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