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Samurai Karate Studio Announces Participation in Martial Arts Defeat Diabetes® Community Action Project™ (MADDCAP™)

Posted: Monday, June 08, 2009

Samurai Karate Studio Announces Participation in Martial Arts Defeat Diabetes® Community Action Project™ (MADDCAP™)

Samurai Karate Studio is pleased to announce their participation in a new martial art's program, called MADDCAP, or Martial Arts Defeat Diabetes Community Action Project. According to Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and chief instructor for SKS, this new program will be part of the curriculum that SKS teaches that will include information about the disease, the risk factors, warning signs, complications and ways to prevent the disease through attention to nutrition and exercise.

Columbia, SC--Samurai Karate Studio is pleased to announce that it will be participating in a historic health curriculum for Martial Arts schools focusing on diabetes awareness and prevention developed by Defeat Diabetes Foundation a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. The program is the result of a unique collaboration between Defeat Diabetes Foundation and The New Way Network, spearheaded by Grandmaster Tom Callos.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that one of every three children born after the year 2000 will get diabetes in their lifetime. For certain ethnicities - that number is 1 of every 2 children.

Students of Martial Arts Schools are primarily children and young adults and this program is the first of its kind forum for delivering this vital, and potentially life-saving, knowledge to young people.

The curriculum includes information about the disease, the risk factors, warning signs, complications and ways to prevent the disease through attention to nutrition and physical activity.

The Martial Arts schools will also be able to share this crucial information within their respective communities through local schools, youth groups and other civic organizations. The net result will be a visible and active resource for basic diabetes information, and the positive and healthy advantages of a martial arts education for both youngsters and adults.

Why diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic and preventable health condition that has reached epidemic proportions in this country – 22 million Americans have diabetes and one third of them don’t know it. An additional 54 million are “pre-diabetic” and are at risk for developing the disease. If this disease is allowed to continue unchecked we will have over 48 million people with diabetes by 2025.

The cost to our communities, in dollars, is currently $225 billion annually and expected to rise exponentially. An unmeasured cost is the human suffering caused by a host of debilitating complications of diabetes. These include blindness, amputations, kidney disease and failure, heart disease and strokes - to name only a few.

About Samurai Karate Studio

Samurai Karate Studio is located at 2000 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC, 29229, and teaches a traditional Japanese style of karate to children and adults, beginning at age 3. In addition to learning valuable self defense skills, Sensei Feldt, the owner and chief instructor of SKS also focuses on character life skills including honor, integrity, respect, discipline, focus, confidence and self esteem.

SKS has many programs to build today’s leaders, including peace education leadership through it’s acts of kindness campaign, anti bullying, stranger danger, self defense, anger management and environmental self defense.

About Defeat Diabetes Foundation

Defeat Diabetes Foundation (DDF) www.DefeatDiabetes.org, is a nationally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to creating awareness about and preventing diabetes. The Foundation provides accurate, up-to-date and practical information on the treatment and self-management of the disease on their website, which houses over 2,000 pages of beneficial information and through a free monthly online E-Lerts™ newsletter. They support public information programs, including the KIDD Project, which has provided 3 million Free Defeat Diabetes® Screening Test brochures to 5000 schools in all 50 states, the DAN Project in memory of Dan Kerner, which has produced Public Service Announcements and, The Mr. Diabetesâ Wake Up and Walk® Tour a 10,000+ mile walk of the perimeter of the United States by Executive Director, Andrew P. Mandell – Mr. DiabetesŇ. He also holds a 1st degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate and is a former Martial Arts School owner.

For information on diabetes, or to take the free screening test to learn your risk factors visit: www.DefeatDiabetes.org

About Tom Callos and The New Way Network

The New Way Network, led by Tom Callos, a well-known voice in the Martial Arts community www.tomcallos.com, are guided by the principle of bringing martial arts philosophy “Out of the Dojo and into the world”. The New Way Network are made up of martial arts citizen-teachers who believe that through education and action ­they can make a difference in the world.

The New Way Network are expanding the meaning and curriculum of self-defense education to include more than blocks, kicks, punches and throws. They embrace a brand of self-defense that includes awareness for the way we treat our planet, ourselves, our family, neighbors and community, and the way we consume, think and behave.

The Partnership

Through participation in this program, Samurai Karate Studio, Defeat Diabetes Foundation and The New Way Network are visibly demonstrating their support of a philosophy of personal responsibility and peer based information to support, educate, create community activism and be a catalyst for local, national and world change.


Contact Information
Samurai Karate Studio
Sensei Chris Feldt
803-462-9425
samuraikarate@bellsouth.net
www.samuraikaratestudio.net

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