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Citation: “Karate Class Offered Winter Quarter,” The Exponent (Berea, OH), November 6, 1985, p. 4.
Have you ever been in an uncomfortable situation and felt as though you might have to defend yourself? It is not uncommon for people to be placed in this situation and be unable to react appropriately. If you have ever been faced with this feeling, then you will want to take advantage of the Beginning Karate/Self-Defense course to be offered by the Phsy. Ed. Department during Winter Quarter.
The instructor of this first time course is Mr. Jeff Ellis, fourth degree Black Belt. Mr. Ellis is currently Director and Chief Instructor of S. W. Karate Assn., Chairman, National Junior Karate Team Development Committee, and also on the coaching staff of the U.S. National Karate Team. Mr. Ellis also is chief Instructor of the B-W Karate Club.
The Karate course will offer- a variety of material including basic karate strikes, blocks, and kicks. In addition, time will be spent-on throwing and self-defense technique. "We will present life-like situations that students will be able to relate to which will provide a very beneficial effort. Students will be able to better identify with the severity of a situation and react accordingly."
Besides physical skills, emphasis will also be placed: upon the traditional aspects of karate to acquaint the students with Its history and origin. Students will learn how this physical/ mental discipline fits into modern society. Classes will be offered Only Winter quarter on Monday and Wednesday from 9 to 10.
Citation: James D. Harvey, ed., Pursuit 3, no. 3 (November 1970): 2.
The Korean War of 1950 offered more uncertainty to Americans. President Knight urged men on B-W's campus to remain in school despite the fact that the draft regulations that had deferred college men during World War II were not duplicated.