OnLine Judo
How to do this course
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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY AND
SAVE YOURSELF HASSLES LATER ON.

"Well now you've done it, Ollie.  You've gotten us into this jam where we have to learn something." 

This unique course will provide you with the basics of Judo.  Like all martial arts Judo training is comprised of three elements which form the trinagle of life.   We will focus on these three elements in this course.  From an educational viewpoint they are the cognitive, affective and psychomotor elements.  What this translates to is that we will focus on the Physical (the actual techniques), the Mental (the mental learning of various things that we can reason), and the Spiritual (those componets that we incorporate into our daily lives).  Following are some guidelines to help you make the most of this course.  Be sure to follow them closely as they are designed to maximize your learning.

It's up to you!!  According to your own pace.
This is probably the biggest stumbling block for students doing online work.   This course is self-programmed instruction.  You do it when you want to and absorb the material at your own pace.  You can also put it aside when you have to.    Success, however, depends upon your active participation in the instruction.   Off of the main menu be sure to read the section called Schedule.    It is very important for you to set aside a fixed time to work on this course.  Plan on doing at least two training/learning sessions a week for each lesson.

Each lesson is an instructional module that has been specially constructed for you to get the most out of it.  Be sure to do each one in the order it is presented and to complete all assignments.  Remember, you only will get out of the course what you put into it.

You can always go back to review previous lessons.  In fact I encourage you to do this routinely.  It will help to improve retention and you may discover some point that you missed earlier.  In the martial arts it is a belief that you really have not become a student of the art until you have become a black belt.  At this level the old masters believe you start to learn the true meaning and process behind each technique.

Refresh your browser
It is a good idea to set the preferences on your browser so that it will check to see if the page you select has been updated.  If you don't set the preferences for this, then reload or refresh pages that you haven't visitied in three (3) or more days.

Journals
While a journal is not required yet for the course it is a good idea to keep one about your experiences in this course.  In later years you will probably use it to review your thoughts and feelings, and the things you learned as you teach students in your own dojo.

Syllabus
Read the syllabus completely before you start any assignments.  It is important for you to read these two documents and have a full understanding of what they contain.  If you don't understand anything be sure to ask your instructor. 

Getting Around
Before doing anything else in the course be sure to read the Introduction, Syllabus, Schedule, and Safety pages first.   This is very IMPORTANT.

Once you have read the above pages then select the Lessons page.  This page lists each session by number and topic.  The point value for each lesson is shown on the right.  As you click on a session you will be taken to that particular topic module.  

On the topic page you will find the following headings:

The learning experiences section discusses the topic you will be concerned with.   In this area there will be links to other pages that deal with specifics to the experience to be learned.  It is in these linked pages where you will have a variety of graphics, audio clips and video clips along with further discussion.  Be sure to follow these links.

Check your e-mail at least twice weekly.

Complete Program Evaluation to obtain Credit
After completing the course, proceed to the program evaluation. You must complete the program evaluation in order to receive your certificate of completion or grades. About two weeks after the evaluation is received you will receive your certificate of completion.

You're more than welcome to e-mail Phil Rasmussen (pmrii@aol.com), the course coordinator, with problems or questions.

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