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, recently presented to a leadership group of boys at Sandlapper Elementary School.
The presentation covered a brief history of the Samurai and highlighted what they are best known for.
"When people hear the word Samurai, they think of this great fighting solider, but the reality is, they were also well educated, believed in a strong sense of family and above all else, lived by a code of honor, discipline and respect," noted Feldt.
Sensei Feldt compares the old Samurai lifestyle with today's young children. His presentation emphasizes character, particularly honor and respect and focuses on students learning to serve themselves, their families, their communities and their world.
"Kids are Not used to a martial artist coming in and talking about kindness and eating healthy and developing strong discipline to do well in school and at home," noted Feldt, "my goal is for them to understand that they can be like the Samurai if they study hard, stay out of trouble and demonstrate great behavior."
At the end of the presentation, Sensei Feldt presents many of the basic weapons that were used by the Samurai.
"The kids always love it when I show the weapons," commented Feldt, "and I always remind them that the best weapon to use today is our brains!"
Samurai Karate Studio teaches a traditional Japanese style of karate to children and adults, beginning at age 3.5 years. In addition to their traditional karate program, the curriculum also includes Diabetes awareness, acts of kindness, anger management, healthy eating, and environmental self defense.
Sensei Feldt is available to speak to other local groups and may be reached by calling 803-462-9425.