Columbia, SC, November 13, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and chief instructor for Samurai Karate Studio, which is located in Columbia, SC, Richland Northeast, was pleased to announce that his school was introducing an anti-smoking campaign as part of his karate curriculum.
"I will be using a set of flash cards that were created by UBBT team coach, martial arts consultant and friend, Tom Callos," stated Feldt.
Coach Callos created these cards because "We (martial arts teachers) are going to start talking to kids about smoking --and why it's not a good idea (actually, we're going to talk about just how absolutely stupid and destructive it is)."
Coach Callos's vision is to have hundreds of martial arts schools around the country talking about the dangers of smoking and why it is bad for children and adults.
"This new program ties in with Coach Callos's vision of what the future of martial arts will be all about," commented Feldt, "as a member of the UBBT, we want self defense to be more than just kicking and punching. Yes, self defense includes getting fit and learning how to protect yourself on the street, but more importantly, we see self defense as eating healthy, preventing disease, fighting apathy, protecting our environment, and respecting our fellow man!"
Samurai Karate teaches a traditional style of Japanese karate to children and adults, beginning at age 3. If you would like more information about their class schedules or programs, please contact Sensei Feldt at 803-462-9425.
"We have a beautiful, modern and clean studio," stated Feldt, "I would invite anyone to stop by and try a class for free!"