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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Samurai Karate Studio News Letter – September 26, 2016

A couple of important announcements to start off this week’s news letter:  We have created a on-line survey to get feedback on our Parents Night Out events.  Would you please kindly take a few minutes and click on the link below and answer the questions.  Click here:  SKS PNO Survey. Belt graduation invitations were emailed…

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Choosing A Training Partner On The Mat

Much of our martial arts training utilizes an imaginary attacker, primarily so that the beginner student has a way of practicing when they are away from the dojo.  (Like at home for example) It is not until the intermediate level (Leadership Class) or higher that students routinely partner up with each other. We minimize the amount…

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Samurai Karate Studio Student Oath

Before every class at SKS, we say the student oath. In order to earn your American Flag Patch, you must recite the oath during class by memory and in a loud, clear, confident voice. SKS Student Oath I will develop focus, intensity and discipline through my study Samurai Karate Studio. I will be an example…

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What’s Martial Arts Training Worth?

A heard one parent ask another, “why do you pay so much money for your kids to do martial arts?” The other parent paused for a moment and said, “I have a confession to make.  I don’t pay for my kid’s martial arts.  Personally, I couldn’t care less about martial arts.” The other parent looked so…

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Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength

Take, for example, the story of one 10-year-old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn’t understand why, after three months of training the…

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I’m Sorry Is A Tool In Your Self Defense Toolbox

Over the years I have often been asked if the martial arts promotes violence? Parents will ask, “Will my son or daughter be MORE aggressive and fight because they attend your karate school?”. This is a pretty popular misconception. Most parents that walk in the door of my dojo for the very first time, really don’t…

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