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Karate Kid Activity

PrimaryPrimary

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

Intercultural UnderstandingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Intercultural Understanding

1. Hire and view the classic - "Karate Kid" video (made in the '80s) (or simply watch the following clips from this movie)

2. Two different philosophies about Karate and its use are portrayed. Eg. Kreese - "Mercy is for the weak. We do not train to be merciful here. A man confronts you on the street, he is your enemy. Enemies deserve no mercy. What is the problem Mr. Laurence?"

Find other examples in the video.

3. Answer the question: What is the true philosophy of Karate?

4. Create a Role Play showing the true philosophy of Karate.

Here is a YouTube video of the Karate Kid: You're the Best:
https://youtu.be/iBktYJsJq-E

 

And the Famous Crane Kick from the final scenes of Karate Kid:
https://youtu.be/WCenGKkj3YQ

 

Karate Practise

 

 

 

 

Kung Fu Panda - his moves or he moves?

Kung Fu Panda

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

1. Go and watch Kung Fu Panda 2: Here is the Trailer: YouTube:
https://youtu.be/FQ63rqSRrEI

 

Using the Kung Fu moves information, categorise the moves portrayed in this movie into Backfist; Front Kick; Shadow Less Kick!

Kung Fu moves

2. Check with a partner.

 

 

Online

What do you know!!!

High SchoolSecondary

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

 

1. With a partner, you are to read the following article from The Conversation 8 May 2018 Reading

The Conversation

2. Discuss with your partner the findings of this article.

3. Would you consider taking up a Martial Arts programme? Why? Why not?

 

A Handbook to the Martial Arts - a Research Assignment

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability
Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy


1. You are to read some of the following article from Body Mind and Modem: A Handbook to the Martial Arts Reading

Body Mind and Modem

"While there are 180 styles of martial arts, the most common you might have heard of are Judo, Karate, MMA, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Krav Maga, and Jiu-Jitsu. They have been developed in areas such as Japan, China, and Israel."

2. Choose one style from those listed above or the Martial Arts you are currently studying and list 5 - 10 things that are "Good for you" and 5 things that "might not be the best for you". You can use the table within the article to start you off.

Here are some other resources to help you complete your table:

Urban Kombat: Most common types of martial arts in Australia

Australian Government, Department of Health: Girls make your move: Martial Arts

Australian Hapkido Association

 

 

Websites, Games & Apps

Karate Activities for Kids

Martial Arts Drills

 

 

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