This month we have been talking about the importance of gratitude in our lives.

As Black belts in training, how can incorporate it into our daily lives?

By taking more of a leadership role!

  1. 1. Take time to regularly express your gratitude to the people you surround yourself with.  Use phrases like “Thank you”, “I really appreciate your help with…..”, “Thank you for helping me with my……”, “I am so grateful for……”.  I think you get the message.

2.  Take the time to encourage your friends and family to express what they are grateful for.

The best way to make this happen is for you to take the lead by sharing some things others have done for you.  Talk about the small things, too.  For instance, perhaps you could share an example of an act of kindness that helped you when you were having a tough day.

Doing this on a regular basis will help raise your friends and families gratitude and awareness of how important it is to help one another.

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About SKS

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.


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