PER 2610

Physical Fitness and Defense Tactics

3 Credits

GE Outcomes: Personal Development

The student will develop his or her body tone and muscular coordination through physical fitness activities. Students will then practice defensive tactics such as basic defensive holds and movements. They will practice these holds until completely mastered with great speed and effectiveness. Care will be exercised in practicing judo so that the tactics used will not cause injury unless the necessity arises during enforcement action as a police officer. Further, the student will develop the techniques used in hand-to-hand combat by the application of eighteen judo holds pertaining to simple judo, policemanís hold, push and grab techniques, lock and twist holds, choke releases and disarming techniques. Structural weaknesses of the human body vulnerable to attack and personal weapons of the body used for self-defense and counter-attack will be identified by the defensive tactics units.