Year 1
Semester 1

Module 1–Week 3

Martial Arts

History: Major Martial Arts Systems: Japanese

Japanese Karate is a straightforward style with a strong emphasis on straight line strikes such as the reverse punch, front kick, and sidekick.

America’s influence combines elements of all styles.

Watch this History Lesson

Self-Defense: Knee Break

Skills

Skills

review/teach all strikes in the mirror and then with a partner.

1. Review Palm Heel

2. 10 Front kicks from movement in the mirror

3. Review Knife Hand

10 Back kicks from movement in the mirror

4. “Review

10 Sidekicks from movement in the mirror

4. Review Spear Hand

10 Back Leg Round kicks from movement in the mirror

Review Monkey Paw

Teach Chicken Beak

 

Drills

Mitt Drills

 (One minute per side. 30-second rest. Three rounds)

1. 1-2 Drill

2. 1-2-3 Drill

3. 1-1-2-3-Weave

 

 

 

Cool Down

Cool Down
1. Form a circle with students facing the center

2. Alternating 3 Sets of 10 Push Ups  & 10 Toe Tapper Sit Ups

3. 5-Part Stretch

Life Skill: Courage

Download this and preview the lessons, posters, and stories for each age group.

Download Courage

Self-Defense: Recovery Position Drill

Skills

review/teach all strikes in the mirror and then with a partner.

1. Review Palm Heel

2. 10 Front kicks from movement in the mirror

2. Review Knife Hand

10 Back kicks from movement in the mirror

3. “Review

10 Sidekicks from movement in the mirror

4. Review Spear Hand

10 Back Leg Round kicks from movement in the mirror

Review Monkey Paw

Review Chicken Beak

Drills

Mitt Drills

 (One minute per side. 30-second rest. Three rounds)

1. 1-1-2-3-Weave

2. 1-2 Clearing Round Kick

3. 1-2-3-4 Drill

 

 

 

Cool Down

Cool Down
1. Form a circle with students facing the center

2. Alternating 3 Sets of 10 Push Ups  & 10 Toe Tapper Sit Ups

3. 5-Part Stretch

Empower Kickboxing™ Martial Arts Curriculum