OLS 151 Self Defense for Mind & Body • 1 Cr.


Develop body awareness with basic knowledge about and applications of self-defense including hand and foot techniques, blocks, defense zones, and the eight directional movements. Explore techniques for conflict resolution and philosophy. Structured to accommodate special needs learners. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify anatomical names and locations of bones and muscles applied in self-defense
  • Demonstrate increased kinesthetic awareness of muscles and bone groups
  • Perform behaviors that increase self-security and self-confidence
  • Demonstrate and practice basic preventative and controlling self-defense techniques
  • Defend self from a potential attack
  • Demonstrate improved physical coordination skills
  • Perform martial art exercises that enhance concentration, focus, and memory
  • Discuss basic self-defense principles