Columbia, SC, May 19, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and Chief Instructor for Samurai Karate Studio, located in Richland Northeast Columbia, recently promoted two of his students to the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt. A special candle light ceremony was held honoring these two students.
"This was a special ceremony for me," stated Feldt, "I have been training these two students for more than 5 years. They are both exceptional students!"
Brandon Lacey, who is an eighth grader, received his Shodan, or first degree black belt. In most martial art's systems, grading at the black belt level goes from 1st degree to 10th degree. "Brandon is an excellent student in our dojo and out," commented Feldt, "he was just accepted into the South Carolina Scholars program, which is for kids who are performing at the top 2% of the state. I think Brandon is capable of doing anything he sets his mind to. I am excited to see what this young man achieves because I know he is going to be successful!"
The second student receiving his Shodan black belt, was Randy Baccomo, who works for one of the major property owners in the Columbia area. Feldt commented, "Randy is one of my older students and he is probably one of the nicest people you will meet. Whenever my school is involved in a community service project, he is always the first to volunteer to help. Being older can sometimes be a bit more challenging, but Randy persevered and stayed with it. He's a very good example for other students to follow."
Samurai Karate Studio tests and promotes their black belt candidates twice a year. Their next scheduled black belt test will be in October.
Samurai Karate Studio teaches a traditional style of karate to children and adults beginning at age 4 and up.
Their karate curriculum includes self defense, as well as a comprehensive character development and life skills program.
If you would like more information about Samurai Karate Studio, you can find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website at www.samuraikarate.net.