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Marc Grenier reviewed Gentle East Martial Arts
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An awesome martial arts school that truly cares.

Hillary Hogan reviewed Gentle East Martial Arts
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I have had a blast. I look forward to continuing to learn each form.

Sharon Takai reviewed Gentle East Martial Arts
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We love the instructors and family atmosphere! Thank you!

Kathryn Carson reviewed Gentle East Martial Arts
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I've tried a bunch of martial arts over the years, but it wasn't until I got to Gentle East that I realized that the art itself doesn't matter so much--it's the attitude of its practitioners. These people aren't learning and teaching how to kill, but how to live. How to live despite trauma and illness, and to keep practicing their art even if it's just in their hearts. The tenets are courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit, and they mean every word. They teach the kids that other dojangs won't. Autistic, physically challenged, special needs, you name it. They're fully engaged with the messy business of life. A whole lot of families are glad that Master Barbara Robinson followed her vision. Ours is one.

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This week we are sharing tips on helping children to develop: SELF-DISCIPLINE. Parents and teachers both overwhelmingly agree that self-discipline is one of the most important skills anyone can have – yet relatively few believe they’ve been successful at helping their own children demonstrate it. However, it goes without saying that children can and will […]

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Life Skill: Teamwork Overview: Teamwork means working together. You can best achieve this by cooperating and helping each other. Good teammates practice communication by listening and talking respectfully to one another. A great teammate always shares and takes turns. They are unselfish and think of their team’s needs first. They are willing to compromise to […]

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Teamwork:   Overview: Teamwork means working together. You can best achieve this by cooperating and helping each other. Good teammates practice communication by listening and talking respectfully to one another. A great teammate always shares and takes turns. They are unselfish and think of their team’s needs first. They are willing to compromise to do what […]

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Focus: Means to pay attention. Overview: The four elements of optimal focus are, “Eyes, Ears, Mind and Body”. By definition that means, “Look with your eyes, listen with your ears, think with your mind and do the right thing with your body.” Any act or action can involve these four elements. For example, when you […]

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Hey Parents, Master Ribeiro here to share some great tips on PROMPTING. Hopefully, from this post, you will learn how “Setting your child up for daily successes is easier than trying to punish poor behavior.” Sometimes children make poor behavior choices simply because they are not paying attention. Other times they make poor behavior choices […]

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Hey Parents, Master Ribeiro here to share some great tips on developing PATIENCE. Having raised two daughters, I know that sometimes it’s not easy to be patient, but what I have found is that “A few seconds can make a BIG difference…” Sometimes as parents we respond with too much anger, and that can be […]

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Hey Parents, Master Ribeiro here and I wanted to share some tips on EDUTAINMENT. One of the greatest challenges parents face is to, “Be the parent your child needs you to be.” Children hardly ever embrace the concept of learning. As a parent, this can be very frustrating because our primary role is to teach […]

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Hey Parents, Master Ribeiro here and I wanted to share some great tips on ATTUNEMENT. Attunement means to “Be so aware of your child’s strengths and weaknesses so that you can anticipate their behavior choices before they happen…” When you are ‘tuned-in’ with your child, you can more easily understand how to help your child […]

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Parent Tips for nurturing your child: Sometimes as a parent it’s hard to remember that the mistakes our children make are actually opportunities to educate and help them. While we tend to get frustrated at those times, it is important to remember the benefits of being a nurturing parent which include enhanced brain development, better […]

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