Columbia, SC, November 15, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and chief instructor for Samurai Karate Studio, located in Columbia, South Carolina in Richland Northeast, presented a series of anti-bully workshops to 4th graders at Sandlapper Elementary School.
"I was bullied when I was a young boy," commented Feldt, "and I feel very passionate about helping kids learn how to deal with bullies in a non offensive way. It's important we give them the tools to defeat the bully without resorting to violence."
The presentation focuses on three 'R's -- recognize, refuse and report.
The presentation includes understanding what bullying is and examples of the different kinds of bullying, which can include teasing, harassing, cell phone texting, Facebook messaging, taunting, and physically hitting.
The children learn ways to refuse the bully by understanding body language and using their voice in a confident and powerful way. They are taught how to be more aware of their surroundings and to look out for potential trouble.
The last part of the presentation reviews ways in which children can help themselves or each other, by reporting acts of bullying. Sensei Feldt also covers the difference between being a "snitch" or "tattle tail" and telling the truth about something that they saw or happened to them directly.
"The schools have a zero tolerance for bullying and a zero tolerance for fighting," stated Feldt, "however, many parents are telling their children to fight back and defend themselves. Well, often times the victim gets in trouble as well. My job is to try and help these kids understand there are things they can do to take the 'target' off their back that does not require fighting."
Sensei Feldt has presented this workshop in several schools and received positive feedback from teachers and administrators alike. If your school would be interested having him come to do a presentation, you may reach him at 803-462-9425 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samurai Karate Studio teaches a traditional style of Japanese Karate to children and adults, beginning at ages 4 and up.