Martial Arts Classes (PEMA)
PEMA 115 Self Defense
Self-defense is more than learning how to fight; the three A’s of Self Defense: Awareness, Assessment and Action. The main theme is prevention. Work with a partner in class to create different situations for physical response.
PEMA 116 Women’s Self Defense (2 credits)
In a holistic approach to self-defense and sexual assault prevention, this course teaches both physical and verbal strategies and techniques. Physical skill content includes the three A’s of self defense: awareness, assessment, and action. The awareness and empowerment content includes boundary setting, de-escalation, verbal strategies, assertiveness, and healthy relationship skills. Course format: two weekly activity sessions and one weekly empowerment session.
PEMA 199 Special Studies: Boxing
Learn and practice boxing.
PEMA 255 Kickboxing
Combines the best martial arts from around the world including Thai Kickboxing, Western Boxing, Savate and more. Train feet, hands, knees and elbows, as well as kickboxing-specific conditioning.
PEMA 311 and 312 Jeet Kune Do I and II
A combative activity that incorporates striking, kicking, grappling, limb immobilization techniques and weaponry. Conceptual basis and history of Jeet Kune Do and Filipino martial arts.
PEMA 321 and 322 Jiu Jitsu I and II
A combative activity that incorporates exercises, throwing and falling techniques, grappling, escapes, holds, and learning to maintain a safe position.
PEMA 331 Mixed Martial Arts I
Combines Muay Thai Kickboxing, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
PEMA 332 Mixed Martial Arts II
More intermediate and advanced skills from Mixed Martial Arts I, this is a faster paced class with light sparing and conditioning. Prereq: PEMA 331 Mixed Martial Arts 1 or training in kickboxing and grappling.
PEMA 399 Special Studies: Women’s Self Defense II (1 credit)
This course is a continuation of the physical self-defense skills that are introduced in Women’s Self Defense I. The pace and challenge of the techniques will increase, and new skills will be introduced. Course format: two weekly 50-minute activity sessions. Prerequisites: Students must complete PEMA 116 Women’s Self Defense or PEMA 115 Self-Defense before enrolling in this course.