OLS 154 Martial Arts for Mind & Body • 1 Cr.


Develop body awareness with basic knowledge about and applications of martial arts including hand and foot techniques, blocks, and sequential forms. Explore techniques for conflict resolution, self-defense, increased mental awareness, kinesthetic awareness of muscles and bones, flexibility and stress reduction. Structured to accommodate special needs learners. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Perform a defense from a potential attack using proper techniques
  • Perform martial arts techniques that increase physical coordination skills
  • Explain martial arts principles, theories, and philosophy
  • Demonstrate and practice martial art exercises that enhance concentration, focus, and memory
  • Demonstrate and practice basic preventative and controlling self-defense techniques
  • Discuss the difference between the styles of martial arts
  • Perform the correct form specific to the style of martial arts