THE FOREST MAN OF INDIA: PROTECTING OUR PLANET IS AN ACT OF KINDNESS

Can you imagine a forest, larger than Central Park in New York City, that was started more than 40 years ago by one man, with the planting of a single tree? His name is Jadev Payeng and he is referred to as “The Forest Man of India”. Virtually everyday for 40 years, this man has traveled…

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DAILY ACTS OF KINDNESS

THE LESSONS LEARNED  Several years ago, I participated in a year long program for master instructors called The Ultimate Black Belt Test. This program was developed by one of my friends, Tom Callos, a practicing martial artist, activist and teacher, with over 40 years of experience. As part of my test, I had to complete 50,000 push…

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DEFEATING THE BULLY WITH KINDNESS

I have spoken to hundreds of school age children over the years and when I cover the topic about bullying, I always end my presentations with a talk about kindness. Yes, being an expert in karate and self-defense, most kids are looking for me to finish my talks by showing them some slick karate moves.…

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KINDNESS IS THE ULTIMATE FORM OF SELF DEFENSE IN SCHOOL

I taught a leadership class to 4th and 5th graders at Sandlapper Elementary School, which is located just a few miles from my karate school. This was a unique opportunity for me to teach these children how to deal with bullies in a non-violent way. I have been training in the martial arts for many…

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Samurai Karate Studio News Letter For June 27, 2016

SKS News Letter June 27, 2016 Dear Chris, Sorry to be late with this week’s news letter. Here’s what’s happening……. Curriculum B Days – Wednesday/Thursday – Self Defense Study Skills Kicking Important details to focus on: FRONT KICK:  2 chambers, contact with the ball of the foot FLIP KICK: 2 chambers, contact with top of…

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Happy Independence Day From Samurai Karate Studio

Samurai Karate Studio will be closed for our annual 4th of July summer break. At SKS, we celebrate our freedoms every day of the year, but especially give thanks for our nation’s independence, which occurred 240 years ago. God bless America!

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Understanding The Social Behaviors of Preschoolers

We can all agree that social cues are extremely important. It is also important to understand what to expect from children when it comes to their social stage of development. Each age group is quite unique but there are some expectations that are common among the preschool age group. Typical issues with behavior among the…

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Yes I Do Teach Kids. And No I Haven’t Sold Out

Yes, I do teach kids. And no, I haven’t sold out. It’s amazing to me how often I interact with someone on social media who feels that somehow working with children is beneath them. Yesterday, a guy personal messaged me to tell me that he felt that real Martial Arts instructors should only teach adults…

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Samurai Karate Studio News Letter June 20, 2016

SKS News Letter June 20, 2016 I hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day! This was a special Father’s Day for me, because all 3 boys where home. Christian and Mrs. Feldt, returned from Boston from his surgery.  He has been such a trooper. His face is swollen still and he continues to have pain,…

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5 Ways to Persuade Picky Eaters to Eat Their Vegetables

EATING HEALTHY IS GOOD SELF-DENSE Many children go through some unpleasant phases—and one of the most frustrating is the picky eating phase. We asked our Facebook audience to share their stories: children who avoid sauces at all costs, children who exclusively eat mac and cheese, children who (of course!) won’t touch anything that’s green. So…

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