Columbia, SC, November 15, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Samurai Karate Studio hosted their 3rd Free self defense workshop for women on Saturday, November 13th. The program was attended by several women from the Columbia, SC area.
"Domestic violence is a very important topic in South Carolina and it's important to me that I offer these workshops as a way to empower as many women as I can," commented Sensei Chris Feldt, the owner and chief instructor for Samurai Karate Studio.
The workshop lasted over two hours and covered domestic violence statistics, reasons why women get assaulted, the power of your voice, the importance of body language, common every day weapons, what happens to the body under duress, the "survival mindset", and attack indicators.
"The first part of my workshop shares more class room kind of material," stated Feldt, "It's important for the women to understand there is a lot they can do to protect themselves that does not include kicking and punching as they travel about town."
The second half of the seminar includes specific strategies to defend against front and rear chokes, bear hugs, hair pulls and wrist releases. Included in the "on the mat" training is learning attack points, how to create a good strong stance, how to strike and kick effectively.
Feldt commented, "I finish my workshop with some common defenses you can practice against sexual assault on the ground. One of the important principles I want these women to understand is that they have the power to defend themselves no matter what and when they say 'No', they can back it up!"
Judy Magliane was one of the participants in the workshop and commented, "The self defense workshop presented by Sensei Feldt was an amazing experience! Not only did I learn about how to be aware of my surroundings, but I also appreciated the hands on mat work. Everyone always talks about how to be safe but it's another need to feel confident that you have a better understanding of how to protect yourself. Leaving this workshop, I will be walking taller, more confident and excited with what I have learned with my daughter. Thank you Sensei Feldt!"
Samurai Karate Studio, located in Columbia, South Carolina in Richland Northeast, teaches a traditional style of Japanese karate to both children and adults, beginning at ages 4 and up.
In addition to their traditional karate program, Samurai Karate Studio currently offers a personal protection class, that runs Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 8:15pm; that focuses exclusively on self defense on the street as well as getting into good physical shape.
If you would like more information about Samurai Karate Studio, you may call them at 803-462-9425 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.samuraikaratestudio.net.