Samurai Karate Studio Cancels Classes On Monday, 9-11.

Richland School District 2 has canceled school this Monday, September 11th in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. As a matter of dojo policy, SKS closes the dojo whenever RSD2 cancels school or early releases students due to bad weather. As of today’s forecast, tropical-storm force winds and significant rain are forecasted for our area throughout the…

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Preparing For Hurricane Irma In South Carolina Is Good Self Defense!

I received an email from Congressman Joe Wilson’s office that was loaded with lots of good information that I wanted to share with my karate students, families and friends. As residents of a coastal state, citizens of South Carolina should put time and effort into being prepared for hurricanes and tropical storms. The safety and…

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Bully-Proof Your Child with These 3 Skills

by Rebecca Eanes on May 2nd, 2017 If you’ve ever been the victim of a bully, you know too well how it feels to humiliated and overpowered. While there is no way to 100% bully-proof anyone, there are important skills we can teach our children to minimize the impact a bully has, to turn them away, and…

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How To Punch A Nazi

No political statement here…… Anyone that knows me, knows I believe in serving ALL of humanity, NOT just one race based on the color of their skin.  I follow this actor, because, well, he is funny and he is not shy when it comes to using humor to make a statement about things in and…

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SKS Classes Cancelled Monday, 8-21

Hey all, Sorry, but I am having car troubles today and I am not sure when (or if) it will be ready.  Combine that with the eclipse traffic, I just can’t be sure I can make it to the dojo today.  Unfortunately, none of my senior instructors are available to teach tonight. Sorry for any…

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Back to School Tips for Elementary, Middle, and Junior High School

5 and 6-year olds The best bed time for elementary kids is no later than 8:00 pm. If you don’t go to bed on time, then you will feel sleepy during school and it will be hard to stay awake. You must eat breakfast EVERY morning. Breakfast will give you a lot of energy and make you feel…

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Courtesy Is Our Character Theme For August For Samurai Karate Studio

“In order to use courtesy, you must practice courtesy!”  Sensei Chris Feldt This month Samurai Karate Studio will be discussing one of our favorite character traits which is COURTESY.  This is an important trait for children to learn as they emerge out of elementary school.  Kids that are friendly and courteous, generally have less problems…

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Some Statistics On Bullying That Might Surprise You!

The statistics on bullying are pretty overwhelming.  Pay attention to these numbers as there is a good chance your son or daughter help make up these statistics. Check them out. 1. Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. 2. 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene…

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SKS Sparring Safety Gear Policy

Just a reminder, all students who participate in sparring must wear ALL of their safety gear! This includes mouth guard, cup and supporter, for the appropriate sex. This is Mandatory going forward. Truthfully, I strongly recommend that males wear a cup and supporter for every class. It’s just good self defense. All sparring safety gear must be purchased through…

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Lead By Example To Show Gratitude

This month we have been talking about the importance of gratitude in our lives. As Black belts in training, how can incorporate it into our daily lives? By taking more of a leadership role! 1. Take time to regularly express your gratitude to the people you surround yourself with.  Use phrases like “Thank you”, “I…

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