Columbia, SC, February 23, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and chief instructor for Samurai Karate Studio, which is located in Richland Northeast Columbia, presented an acts of kindness challenge to the 5th grade class at Sandlapper Elementary School.
Sensei Feldt, who teaches a traditional style of Japanese karate at his school and is considered a self defense expert, talked about the martial arts and how kindness plays a central role in his teachings.
"The kids are always excited to talk about karate but they are usually surprised when I show up to talk about kindness," commented Feldt. "I really believe that kindness is the Ultimate form of self defense, because if we treated each other with kindness and respect, there would be a lot less conflict and fighting!"
During the presentation, Sensei Feldt talks about the role kindness plays in helping to make friends and even deal with bullies. "Many times kids get picked on because other kids label them as weak or strange," stated Feldt, "but kindness has an almost magical way of breaking down those barriers and reducing the amount of bullying between kids."
In order to make the challenge more exciting, each 5th grade class was competing against the others and there were going to be prizes awarded to the most kind acts by a student, the Kindest act by a student and the most Unusual kind act by a student.
"The concept behind the acts of kindness challenge is to get the students thinking about how they treat each other on a daily basis and to see if they can effect change in others by focusing on being kind," stated Feldt, "I am excited to participate in this program and look forward to coming back and visiting the students to see how they did!"
Samurai Karate Studio teaches a traditional style of Japanese karate to children and adults, beginning at age 3.5 years old. In addition to it's traditional karate program, the curriculum also includes acts of kindness, Diabetes awareness, anger management, community service, healthy eating and environmental self defense.
If you would like Sensei Feldt to come speak to your group, please contact him at 803-462-9425.