How To Properly Size Your Martial Arts Bo Staff

  One of my favorite martial arts weapons that we train with at Samurai Karate Studio is the Bo Staff. Students usually start to work with this weapon a short time after they have joined our leadership program. The reason the Bo Staff is one of favorite martial arts weapons, is it provides such great reach and is an…

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No One Sits On The Bench In Martial Arts At Samurai Karate Studio

Extracurricular activities can have many benefits for kids in elementary school. They can help your child feel more confident, learn new skills, and make friends. But no activity is “one size fits all.” The best activity for your child depends on several factors, including energy level and social skills.  Here a a few thoughts to…

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Do You Know What The Facts Are About Bullying?

I talk to parents all the time who know that bullying occurs in the schools but don’t think their child will be affected by it. Honestly, it’s wishful thinking. If only they knew what the recent statistics suggest. According to the U.S. Department of Education: – 8 out of 10 students report being bullied during their…

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Why Environmental Self Defense Is Part Of Samurai Karate Studio’s Karate Curriculum

Friends ask me ALL the time, why I include environmental self defense as part of my school’s curriculum. Why? It has nothing to do with being an environmental “whacko”. It’s just that I believe self defense is something more than just kicking and punching. Whether you believe in global warming or not, it is clear,…

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Will You Step Up And Take The Bully Pledge?

Bullying is a national problem that appears to only be getting worse! Approximately 1/3 of all school age children will be bullied at least once during the school year.  Often times, parents don’t even find out because either their child is embarrassed to tell them or they don’t think their parents can help them. The…

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What Surprises You The Most?

  Someone asked the Dalai Lama what surprises him most. This was his response. “Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does…

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7 Ways To Help Your Child Deal With Peer Pressure

Saying “No” to friends can be hard. Here’s how to make it easier. Great Schools Staff As kids get older, peer pressure can get in the way of how well they do in school. Why? By the time they turn seven, children start caring more and more about what other kids think of them —…

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Check Out This Amazing Anti-Bully Program Called Eagle Buddy

Back to school. For MOST children it’s a wonderful time of year filled with anticipation and excitement.  It’s that time when you learn new things and make new friends. Unfortunately, for some children, back to school brings with it sheer terror. A 3rd of all school age children will be bullied this year, and statistically, that number…

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Back 2 School Prayer For Children In The Columbia, SC Community

This week, millions of children will be heading back to school, filled with excitement and anticipation.  At Samurai Karate Studio, we wish everyone a successful and safe school year.  As our tradition, we like to offer this school prayer. Check out our new student trial by clicking here: About SKS Sensei Chris Feldt is the…

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Samurai Karate Studio Mat Chat Student News Letter 8-1-16

SKS News Letter August 8, 2016 I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I am looking forward to classes this week as many of our students would appear to be returning from vacation as the new school year approaches. This is Mr. Feldt’s last week teaching full time at the dojo.  Sadly, he will be…

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