Jan 28, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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FAW 163 - Basic Self-Defense

1 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Introduction to the mental attitudes and physical skills needed to defend oneself against an attack. Includes key personal safety strategies and defensive physical skills.

Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an improvement in basic strikes (e.g. palms, elbows, knees).
  2. Demonstrate improvement in strength.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to adhere to an exercise program.


Key Personal Safety Strategies

A.   Observation: knowing your surroundings

B.   Basic safety location techniques

1.   Home

2.   Car

3.   Elevator

4.   Phone

5.   Public areas

II.    Defensive Physical Skills    

      A.   Stances

      B.   Blocks

      C.   Kicks

      D.   The Scream - STOP

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/2021

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