Samurai Karate Studio to Host Free Self Defense Workshop for Women

Samurai Karate Studio and Sanctity, Inc., a domestic violence shelter, are sponsoring a free self defense workshop for women on Monday, October 17th, starting at 7:30pm. This free workshop is in honor of Domestic Violence Month, which is throughout the month of October.

Columbia, SC, September 28, 2011 --( Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and chief instructor for Samurai Karate Studio, which is located in Richland Northeast Columbia, in partnership with Sanctity, Inc. a local women's domestic violence shelter, will be offering a free self defense workshop for women on Monday, October 17th, 2011, starting at 7:30pm.

"October is Domestic Violence Month, and what better way to honor and remember those women who have been abused than to offer a free self defense class for women, who if they ever find themselves in a dangerous situation, hopefully, they will know how to escape as a result of attending this workshop," commented Sensei Feldt.

The workshop will consist of "classroom" like material including 3 reasons why women get assaulted, domestic violence in South Carolina, non-verbal pre-attack indicators, everyday weapons and attack points. The second half of the workshop will consist of "on the mat" training that will show the women how to get out of wrist grabs, bear hugs and chokes.

Sanctity, Inc., is a non profit orgainzation whose mission is to assist families (men, women and children) affected by domestic violence. Sanctity, Inc. works with clients to find decent affordable housing as well as provide counseling to all family members affected.

"One of my student's parent, volunteers for Sanctity and I thought it would be a great idea if we could sponsor a workshop, not only for their clients, but for other Columbia women who might be interested in learning about personal protection," stated Feldt. "I love teaching these women and empowering them as much as I can!"

Due to the graphic nature of many of the topics covered in this workshop, the minimum age for attendance is 15 years old.

Women who are interested in attending this workshop are asked to call Sensei Feldt at 803-462-9425 or email him at The workshop will be open to the first 30 registrants.

Samurai Karate Studio teaches a traditional Japanese style of karate to children and adults, beginning at age 4 and up. Their curriculum includes anger management, diabetes awareness, verbal judo, environmental self defense, peace education through acts of kindness and project based leadership training through community service.

Samurai Karate Studio
Sensei Chris Feldt