Columbia, SC, April 27, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Samurai Karate Studio, located in Richland Northeast Columbia, SC, will be participating in the Tour De Cure, May 1st, as part of a national bike campaign sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.
"We will be manning the first station on the bike route," commented Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and chief instructor for Samurai Karate Studio, "we participated in this event last year and had a wonderful time assisting the bikers."
All bikers participating in this event must raise money for the Diabetes Association and have multiple riding options, one of which is the 100 mile ride.
"It is really amazing to see these bikers," stated Feldt, "the group of bikers is very diverse and all riding for different reasons. However, most ride, because they, or someone they know, is effected by Diabetes."
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the United States today. The CDC predicts, that 1 out of every 3 children born after the year 2000, will get the disease. The growth in the disease is particularly alarming in children.
There is currently no cure for Diabetes, however, most people can prevent it by making good lifestyle choices like eliminating sugary foods like soda, eating a balanced diet and exercising consistently.
"Diabetes is such a problem today, that I have incorporated a Diabetes Awareness module in my karate curriculum," stated Feldt. "All my students must complete this educational module in order to receive one of their higher belt ranks. At Samurai Karate, we believe self defense is more than just kicking and punching. We need to defend ourselves against disease, polluting the environment, anger and apathy, just as much as defending ourselves against a bully or attacker!"
Samurai Karate Studio teaches a traditional style of karate to both children and adults, beginning at age 4 years and up.
If you would like to learn more about this school, please call 803-462-9425 or email Sensei Chris Feldt at email@example.com.