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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 1
Hours: 3 laboratory per week (36 total per quarter)
Advisory: This course is included in the Combatives family of activity courses.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area VII: Lifelong Learning
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Perform with an increasing degree of proficiency self-defense skills
  • Demonstrate increased cardiovascular fitness


Emphasizes high-intensity and moderate- to high-impact advanced level kickboxing sequences using complex and choreographed movements.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Understand biomechanical principles and basic kinesiology
B. Demonstrate advanced level kickboxing movements with proper alignment
C. Perform advanced high-intensity/moderate- to high-impact routines without fatigue
D. Discuss the safety issues related to advanced kickboxing
E. Demonstrate an understanding of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology as related to advanced kickboxing
F. Calculate target heart rate and body mass index
G. Explain physical and mental benefits of advanced kickboxing

Course Content

A. Fundamentals of applied kinesiology
1. Law of acceleration
2. Law of reaction
3. Lower extremities: hips, knees, legs
4. Upper extremities: shoulders, glenohumeral joint
5. Spine and pelvis: posture, neutral spine, trunk, core stability
B. Concentration: increased precision of movement with focus and awareness
C. Control: controlled movement performed fluidly in non-interrupted sequence
D. Kickboxing choreography
1. Building sequential combinations
2. Appropriate beat per minute

Lab Content

Laboratory content may include, but is not limited to:
A. Footwork
1. Boxer's stances
2. Squat jump
3. Stationary boxing
4. Dynamic boxing
5. Kickboxing combinations (simple to complex)
B. Punches
1. Elbow strikes
2. Reverse punch
3. Blocking
4. Uppercut cross
5. Hook uppercut
6. Combination of various mixed punches
C. Kicks
1. Straight knee thrust (long-range knee kick or front heel kick)
2. Rising strike knee
3. Hooking knee strike
4. Side knee snap strike
5. Spinning front kick
6. Spinning back kick
7. Jump kick
8. Combination of various mixed kicks

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

None required.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Direct instructor observation of student skills and techniques
B. Student demonstration of individual advanced kickboxing routine

Method(s) of Instruction

Cooperative learning exercises, instructor and student demonstration, mini-lectures.

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Roca, Hector. The Gleason's Gym Total Body Boxing Workout for Women. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 2007.

Buller, Debz, and Jennifer Lawler. Kickboxing for Women. Terre Haute, IN: Wish Publishing, 2011.

Although these texts are older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, they remain seminal texts in the area of study.


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.



Physical Education