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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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Children at this age are transitioning from a “child” to a “young adult”. They have refined their fine motor skills, agility, coordination, techniques, and are more confident in their capabilities. At the same time, growth spurts and hormonal changes are starting to have an impact on them and affect their behavior. Sometimes as parents and […]

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Understanding 7, 8 and 9-year-old children: Children at this age are transitioning from a “little kid” to an adolescent. They have started 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade, are further developing their fine motor skills, coordination and gaining confidence in themselves. The challenge for adults is that because they are developing quickly, we often assume they […]

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Understanding 5 and 6-year-old children: This is an exciting but challenging age for children as they are often moving from an unstructured pre-school environment to a structured kindergarten or 1st-grade program. It is also when they start to feel like a “big kid”. Physically: They have developed basic coordination of the arms, legs, and core […]

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As Instructors, in order to be effective communicators with young children, teens, and adults, it’s important that we understand what’s going on in their minds and bodies as they grow up. Fortunately, much research has been done in this area which provides us with a roadmap which details the typical behaviors/skills people have at various […]

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