SRJC Course Outlines

12/13/2019 10:28:10 PMKCOMB 1.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  KCOMB 1.1Title:  TAI CHI - CHEN STYLE  
Full Title:  Tai Chi - Chen Style
Last Reviewed:4/23/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  26.25Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  KCOMB 1

Catalog Description:
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This class is designed for individuals of all fitness levels who want to improve balance, concentration, focus, flexibility, breathing, and mind/body awareness through practicing Chen Style Tai Chi. Applications of Tai Chi principles and Qigong breathing techniques will be covered. Students will be introduced to Chen Style Tai Chi form, a series of flowing movements developed for personal cultivation, health improvement, and self defense.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This class is designed for individuals of all fitness levels who want to improve balance, concentration, focus, flexibility, breathing, and mind/body awareness through practicing Chen Tai Chi. Applications of Tai Chi principles and Qigong breathing techniques will be covered. Students will be introduced to Chen Tai Chi form, a series of flowing movements developed for personal cultivation, health improvement, and self defense.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2008Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2008Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate the movements of Chen Tai Chi covered with proper posture and breathing integration.
2.  Demonstrate understanding of basic Chen Tai Chi history, philosophies, and approaches.
3.  Assess and evaluate personal experience with ChenTai Chi.
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Perform ChenTai Chi positions with proper breathing in tandem with positions.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of breath integration with ChenTai Chi positions.
3. Assess and evaluate personal experience with Chen Tai Chi.
4. Discuss various approaches to ChenTai Chi.
5. Compare and contrast traditional ChenTai Chi to forms currently practiced in the West.
6. Describe the history, philosophy, principles, processes and approaches ofChen Tai Chi, including
traditional forms and current practices.
7. Integrate Tai Chi as part of everyday life.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Chen Tai Chi Positions
II.  Breathing and Breath Integration
III. Personal Experiences with Chen Tai Chi
IV. History of Chen Tai Chi
    A. Origins of development in China
    B. Connection with Taoism and Buddhism
    C. Current styles and approaches to Tai Chi around the world
V. Chen Tai Chi Philosophy
    A. Yin/Yang "Taiji" theory
    B. Traditional Chinese Medical "Jingluo" meridian theories
    C. Chen Tai Chi compared/contrasted to other martial arts and health exercises.
VI. Chen Tai Chi Fundamentals
    A. Balance
     B. Flexibility
    C. Chen Tai Chi breathing techniques
    D. Fluidity of movement
    E. Posture
VII. The Complete Chen Tai Chi Form
VIII. Life Integration of Tai Chi
    A. Diet and nutrition
    B. Adaptation of form as required by:
         1. Body type
         2. Level of fitness
         3. Injuries
         4. Exercise or personal goals
    C. Chen Tai Chi as a benefit to other forms of exercise
    D. Developing a personal practice
    E. Application to activities of daily living
    F. Stress reduction and meditation applications

Assignments:
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1. Written assignments to be determined by instructor such as:
    a. Assessment of personal growth and experience in Tai Chi class
    b. Reflective journal
    c. Personal practice plan
2. Skill demonstrations to be determined by instructor such as:
    a. Class performances demonstrating knowledge of the complete Tai Chi form
    b. One or two performance exams of learned Tai Chi positions
3. One objective exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 10%
Self-assessment, journal, personal practice plan
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 15%
One objective exam, completion, short answer, and essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Tai Chi Illustrated. Master Piziong Qiu and Zhu, Weimo. Human Kinetics. 2013 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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