Hi, my name is Sensei Chris Feldt and I am the owner and chief instructor of Samurai Karate Studio, located in Columbia, SC.
I was first introduced to Verbal Judo by Chan Lee after he took the week long training program. I was very impressed with the program’s emphasis on providing kids with a non violent way to help deal with bullies.
This is important, because the local schools in my district have a zero tolerance for fighting. Unfortunately, most parents don’t know how to help their child, so they just tell them to fight back. This often leads to suspension for both the bully and the victim.
I had been trying for a year, unsuccessfully, to get in to my local schools. As soon as I starting mentioning Verbal Judo as part of my anti-bully presentation, all of a sudden doors opened for me.
I have been invited to present my anti-bully workshops to several of the local schools, and I am now teaching an after school karate program in three of the schools in my district and I hope to add two more for the next school year.
I really believe that Verbal Judo has helped me establish more credibility in the community and let’s people know that I am serious about teaching children how to deal with bullies effectively, without breaking any rules at school.
Lastly, I also incorporated Verbal Judo into my school’s karate curriculum. Dr. Thompson has had huge success training the police and working with adults, using Verbal Judo tactics, so I wanted to make it available to to all my students using most of the materials provided by this program.
The feedback from my students and their parents has been very positive and I believe it will positively impact my student retention.
Thank you Mr.Lee and Dr.Thompson for developing such a unique and much needed program.