September 19, 2016 News Letter
Weekly Planned Curriculum:
A Days – Monday & Tuesday – Forms
B Days – Wednesday & Thursday – Basics
Dodgeball PNO Cancelled
We have decided to cancel this month’s Parents Night Out. Only a couple of you expressed interest in it. I am going to send out a survey to see where we can improve our service for you.
The feedback on our PNO’s have been crazy good, however, lately, it seems like everyone is just too busy. It may also be the sign up process. It seems like when we stopped registering on paper in the dojo, the interest has fallen off. One mom suggested I need to email more reminders?
I hope you understand, we love hosting our PNO’s however, it just doesn’t make sense to hold one for just a handful of students. It’s really hard to have high energy games with just a handful of students and frankly, we lose money with such a small group. I certainly don’t mind breaking even, but I try to avoid losing money, particularly when only a small group receive the benefit of it.
Look for the survey……
We have our next scheduled belt graduation on Friday, September 30th at 6:00 p.m. I hope to have the list out in the next day or two. Please remember, students who are invited are required to wear a full Gi uniform and pay their belt fee, on or before graduation.
If you are invited but will be unable to attend, please let me know prior to graduation.
Our next scheduled monthly leadership class is Saturday, October 1st at 10:00 a.m.
Or last Leadership class was poorly attended. We had 3 students for class on time, and then 3 more trickled in after class started. I know everyone is really busy and this is why we eliminated Saturday classes several years ago. We just didn’t get the attendance. So far we have really only had one good turn out in 3 classes.
For those that might not know, I live on the other side of town, so to have this one hour class, takes about 4-5 hours of my time. By the time I drove over to the dojo, get ready for class, teach the class, clean up after class and then drive home, I have spent 4-5 hours.
I plan to have two more classes to see if the attendance improves enough to warrant this class.
Black Belt Excellence Program
Parents, please take advantage of our Black belt excellence program. It is by far, one of our most useful character development tools you can use.
The idea is to get your child thinking about how a Black belt student behaves and how they can be a better student, be a better son or daughter, a better brother or sister, a better person.
Use the board to recognize good behavior at home, acts of self discipline like brushing teeth without be told, helping to do chores, acts of kindness, acts of compassion, correcting bad behavior, being an upstander for a friend being bullied, practicing their karate without being told, getting good grades, winning awards at school or church……
The list of possibilities is endless.
As you come into class, write a short note on the Black belt excellence board and we will call out and reward your child with a card at the end of class. We have incentives for the students for being awarded a certain amount of cards.
If you have a question, please feel free to call or email me.
Please remember to join our closed Facebook group called SKS Family Group. I am trying to develop this group as a resource by adding more content and curriculum information, but more importantly, this is a place to connect with fellow students or parents, ask questions and get information about school events, community projects, etc.
Also, some things you can do to really help us with social media:
- Please LIKE our Samurai Karate Studio page on Facebook
- Please post a review for our dojo (if you haven’t already)
- Please “check in” every time you visit the dojo. Preferably with a fun photo or video or even just a short positive comment.
- Please LIKE and share every post you see on our business page
All of the above can be done using your smart phone and only takes a few seconds.
Thanks for your support.
Here’s to a great week of classes!
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Sensei Chris Feldt is the owner and chief instructor of Samurai Karate Studio, a leadership academy located in Northeast Columbia, South Carolina. His school teaches karate to children and adults ages 4 and up. SKS specializes in self-defense, anti-bullying, stranger danger and character and leadership development.
Mr. Feldt was an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina for college credit in karate and self-defense. Samurai Karate Studio has been recognized as a leader in martial arts instruction by being honored with the Best of Columbia Award for 5 consecutive years in a row.
Sensei Feldt has been a guest speaker in the Richland 2 School District covering school talks on stranger danger, anti-bullying strategies, kindness, and making good choices. He is available for both private and corporate self-defense seminars.
Samurai Karate Studio is also a proud member of MAAB, Martial Artists Against Bullying, a nationwide program made up of martial arts schools throughout the country that are committed to helping children who are victims of bullying. If you or someone you know is being bullied, we are here to help. But, you have to take the first step and either call us at 803-462-9425 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bullying is one of the most serious issues we face today and with the right coaching, students can learn how to defeat the bully using non-violent strategies.