California State University, Los Angeles 
Department of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science




Office Hours

Lecture Lab



Performance Objectives

Stephen Gonzalez - Sandan

Physical Education Bldg. Room #229    Phone:  (323) 343-4656  Email:

Monday & Wednesday  8:00 - 9:00am, Tuesday & Thursday 10:30 - 11:30 am, or by Appt.

Physical Education Bldg. Room #213, TR 11:40am - 12:30pm

Development of skill, knowledge of rules, and analysis of techniques of Kodokan Judo at the beginning level.


At the completion of the course students will demonstrate the skill and/or knowledge of:
  • Ground pinning and restraining techniques
  • Theory and application of basic strangulation techniques
  • Theory and application of various throwing techniques
  • General and specific warm-ups skills
  • Build-up of basic judo related fitness requirements (and reduced risk of injury), e.g., a variety of pull-ups, flexibility exercises, push-ups, rope climb, sit-ups, as well as, repeated practice drill elements for the build-up of muscular strength and endurance
  • Application of learned skill in a competitive and self-defense situation
  • Proper skill progression for basic and advance skills

Note: This class is designed to foster a positive appreciation and enjoyment of the spirit of Judo, regardless of the skill level of the student.

Course Format and Required Materials:
At the start of each session there will be a lecture demonstration proceeded by a general and a specific warm-up. Proper attire for Judo includes a judogi, but is not necessary. Sweat pants and a thick T-shirt or sweatshirt is recommended. It is possible to make a class purchase of judogis in order to get the lowest price.


30% Skills test - To be evaluated concurrently with the Final and throughout the course. Class participation, performance of various techniques
10% Knowledge Test
20% Participation
20% Attendance
20% Final Activity

Final Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 10:45am to 1:15pm

*This course outline is tentative and subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Any changes will announced/explained in class. It is the studentís responsibility to be aware of any changes announced in class. 

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