SKS News Letter June 20, 2016
I hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day!
This was a special Father’s Day for me, because
all 3 boys where home.
Christian and Mrs. Feldt, returned from Boston
from his surgery. He has been such a trooper.
His face is swollen still and he continues to have
pain, but he is on track with his healing.
For those that don’t know, my oldest son Tyler,
returned from being away in Germany for the past
6 months. With the exception of completing his
thesis, he will have graduated with a Masters
in International Business from USC as well as
the University of Mannheim, Germany.
Tyler will be with us for about two months and
then he will be off to his new job in Chicago.
I am very close to my boys, so while I am excited
to see them grow, there is a certain sadness seeing
them leave the “nest”.
Okay, enough family stuff……
Here’s what we have in store for this week.
A Days – Monday/Tuesday – Forms
B Days – Wednesday/Thursday – Sparring
Please bring your sparring gear to class at
the Leadership class level and above.
4 Reasons we practice forms (kata)
Get more power
push away the pain
scare the attacker
call for help
Life Skill Theme
Lightning safety Tips
As we go deeper into summer with the
anticipated thunderstorms, I want to
cover basic lightning safety tips.
STORM TEAM Leadership Class
Saturday, July 2
10:00am to 11:00am
This class is open to all Leadership students.
This is NOT a mandatory class. We are providing
as a separate bonus class for our Leadership
During this class, we plan to cover some
curriculum, character skills theme to practice
for the month and practice a leadership skill.
July 4th Holiday Break
SKS will be closed July 4th thru July 9th
for our annual summer break.
Water Wars PNO
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Guests are asked to bring a bathing suit, a change
of clothes, towel and a water gun. Bring goggles for
Anyone who has attended this PNO before, knows
they will get wet. But you also get to get the
instructor and/or Sensei.
Cost is $30.
Register on line here:
Dodgeball Wars PNO
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost is $30.
Summer uniform rules
Now that the heat has arrived, our summer
uniform policy is in effect.
Students do not have to wear a full gi
uniform, pants and tee shirt are acceptable.
(Note – tee shirt must be an SKS tee shirt.)
This policy is effective June, July and August.
Students must still wear a full uniform at
Summer Reading Contest
Our summer reading contest has begun
and will run to the 1st day of school.
The student who reads the most amount
of books will win a cool prize!
I believe there is one hard copy of the reading
journal left, but you can print your own copy here:
The winner will be announced
the week after school starts.
Our summer attendance contest has begun!
The student who collects the most number of
tickets this summer, will win a prize at the
start of the school year.
You can collect tickets several ways, as outlined
in the summer attendance contest email.
Of course, coming to class consistently is the primary
way of winning.
If you have been training with me long enough,
you should be familar with this expression:
“In order to use courtesy, you must practice
This is an important character trait we practice
at SKS. When an instructor asks a question, it
should be answered with a “yes sir” or “no sir”
It takes self-discipline to develop this skill. Please
remind your child to practice their courtesy in class
as well as home, school and church.
Let’s have a great week and see you in class!
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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 four 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.