This month we continue the conversation about GRATITUDE!
What are some fun activities that help remind us of the importance of gratitude?
- Gratitude Photos – write down what you are thankful for on a large piece of paper and then have someone take a picture of you holding the sign. Then you can post it to our SKS fan page or family group.
- Gratitude Vision Board – children can cut out picture of things that they are gratful for and then use the picture to create their own collage using poster board. Parents can shoot a quick video of the kids holding the board and talking about some of the things they are grateful for. Any student that posts their picture to our Facebook fan page will receive a leadership stripe for their belt.
- Bring a Buddy to Class – Each student is welcome to invite a special person to class. It can be a friend, a sibling, a relative, etc. At the end of class, give the students an opportunity to tell the class why they are grateful for the person they decided to bring to class that day.
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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: [email protected]
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.