Nov 30, 2021
PHED 155 - Self-Defense for Men
An introduction to basic self-defense skills. The course includes an exploration of escape and avoidance strategies, offensive and defensive postures, defensive techniques, and simulated attacks. The course will also examine male violence prevention, managing anger, and communication principles in confrontational situations. Finally, fitness principles, such as strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness, will be addressed, particularly in regard to the impact of personal fitness on one’s ability to perform the self-defense skills presented in the class. Assessment Level(s): AELW 940 /ELAI 990 /ENGL 002 , READ 120 . Two hours each week. Formerly PE 172.
2 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Describe the widespread occurrence of violence and how race, age, or socioeconomic status does not limit such violence.
- Identify local organizations that deal in violence prevention and crisis management.
- Identify common myths and misconceptions regarding rape and violence against women and explain how such myths may interfere with violence prevention.
- Differentiate among self-confidence, assertiveness, and aggressiveness.
- Examine daily behaviors and explain how such behaviors impact personal safety.
- Identify personal strengths and physical limitations regarding safety and self-defense.
- Identify personal weapons and demonstrate defensive skills using these weapons.
- Identify vulnerable locations on an assailant and suggest defensive skills to attack these locations.
- Demonstrate and perform the defensive skills in the Resisting Aggression with Defense for Men program.
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