How The Martial Arts Teaches Confidence In Children

Martial arts virtually always lends to increased confidence in children. Here are some examples of how a child’s martial arts training will positively impact their confidence: First off, there are no bench sitters, every child participates and is judged not against others but against their own potential. Secondly, martial arts are built on the concept…

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Samurai Karate Studio Offers 5 Tips for Staying Safe on Halloween

Halloween is such a fun time of the year for children; but when children encounter tricks instead of treats, this holiday can become very scary – and not just because of the decorations and frightening costumes. Abductions, bullying, candy that has been compromised; these are all things that can make Halloween a dreadful holiday for…

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Samurai Karate Studio Halloween Coloring Contest

  Samurai Karate Studio is hosting a Halloween Poster Coloring Contest. This contest is open to all SKS students and the general public.  No purchase is necessary. You may submit more than one entry. Contest Rules: All entries must be dropped off or post marked by October 31st. If you are NOT a member of…

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The Concept Of Sinking Or Dropping Heavy

There is a great training concept that we talk about quite frequently in our martial arts training. It’s called “sinking” or “dropping heavy”. This concept was first introduced to me by my teacher, Kyushi Troy Price.  We use it quite frequently in Jutsu practice but it has several applications in our traditional karate program as well.…

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Samurai Karate Studio Bad Weather Policy

Bad Weather While winters in South Carolina can be pretty mild, we do occasionally have inclement weather (snow, ice, bad storms). As a general policy, when Richland School District 2 has an early release or cancels school for the day, Samurai Karate Studio will also cancel classes. The safety of our students, parents and staff…

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Warrior Wisdom

Warrior wisdom to live by every day! Never do anything against conscience even if state demands it.Albert Einstein The person of integrity can be trusted to do what is right because he answers first and foremost to his conscience. He does not look to others to justify his actions. He makes his decisions according to…

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October Is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is real. Did you know that South Carolina consistently ranks in the top 10 of US states for domestic violence AND domestic violence murder? Most women I come into contact are not even aware of this. The truth is, as much as we train in the martial arts to defend against a stranger,…

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Samurai Karate Studio News Letter – October 3rd 2016

Belt Graduation I would like to congratulate all of the students who participated in belt graduation last Friday evening.  I am really excited for the growth that I am seeing and I was particularly proud of how well behaved all the younger students were!  Each belt rank is a step closer to achieving your goal…

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How to Avoid Being a Victim of Bullying

Bullying has become an epidemic in recent years. Yes, there have always been bullies, and yes, those bullies have always caused serious and lasting damage to their victims; however, bullying in the 21st century has changed – and not for the better. According to Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center, one in four students has reported…

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Self Defense Tips For A Hurricane

Hurricane season is here and it would appear that Hurricane Mathew has the potential to be a serious storm.  As a martial artist, we always look to be prepared so I would urge everyone to be cautious. Listed below are some good tips on how to prepare and deal with a serious weather event like…

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