Self Defense Against The Summer Heat When Martial Arts Training

It’s HOT yet kids still need exercise Dehydration and Heat Illness With the hot days of summer come summer sports — baseball, tennis, football practice — both in the neighborhood and at camp. Before you send the kids out to practice — or just for a long day of play in the sun — learn…

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Samurai Karate Studio Receives Best Of Columbia Award In Martial Arts Instruction For The 5th Year In A Row!

Columbia, SC, July 20, 2016 –(PR.com)– Samurai Karate Studio has been selected for the 5th year in a row, the Best of Columbia award in martial arts instruction. This distinguished honor is awarded to Samurai Karate Studio based on the quality of their instruction, the excellent service they provide their customers and for the many…

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Samurai Karate Studio Leadership Training – Communication

This month’s STORM character theme is communication.   Great teams succeed because of their ability to communicate. Communication is the flow of information from one person to another. In the Martial Arts school communicating with the head instructor provides you with the same skills you’ll need as an adult communicating with your boss. As a…

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RANDY’S REINDEERS

Since opening Samurai Karate Studio, my school has participated in over 100 community service projects. We have held kick-a-thons to raise money for HERO in Alabama, the Red Cross and Sister Care. We have picked up trash, walked a mile in barefeet to raise awareness about shoeless children in this world, taught free bully lessons, taught…

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Is Your Cup Full Or Half Empty?

I remember hearing Master Earwood say, “Bring an empty cup to class”, and not fully realizing what it meant.  After training in the martial arts for many years, I can say I finally understand it’s significance. Whether you train for a short while or are a life-long martial artist, you always need to keep an…

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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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