Samurai Karate Studio, Self Defense, Columbia, South Carolina, Karate, Martial artsThere was once in the city of Venice, Italy an old man who was known for being a genius. It was said that this old man could answer any question or solve any problem.

So two boys got the idea that they could fool the old man, so they caught a small bird and went to him with this question.

The one boy held the bird in his hand and ask the old man whether the bird was dead or alive.

Without hesitation the old man said, “ Son if I say to you the bird is alive, you will close your hand and crush it to death. If I say the bird is dead you will open your hand and the bird will fly away. You see, son, in your hands you hold the power of life and death. It’s in your hands!”

The same is true for becoming a Black Belt – It’s in your hands.

Only you can choose; no one else can make that choice for you.

You can choose if you want to wear one or you can show up for class each week and become one. It’s in your hands!

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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 is a certified instructor for C.O.B.R.A., a worldwide self-defense, and personal protection program. SKS offers Active Shooter Training, Real Estate Safety, 10 Week Self Defense Academies, Bully Workshops, and Child Safety Camps.

We also provide corporate safety training.


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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