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I can’t explain just how amazing this place is! My daughter was born at just 23 weeks, 1lb. She just turned 3, and is doing well but had a long bumpy road. With said, she has some visual impairments, mild cerebral palsy, and severe anxiety issues. We are four classes in now, and although my daughter cries each time we get to the school, the instructors (every single one) ALWAYS treat her like their own and take their time with her. She comes out of class so happy and oh so proud of herself! They do not treat her differently because of her impairments, they are all patient and kind, and above all understanding. We are BEYOND pleased with GEMA, and the staff to include the wonderful families we have met. Thank you GEMA for creating a better world for my daughter!

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I have had a blast. I look forward to continuing to learn each form.

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We love the instructors and family atmosphere! Thank you!

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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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Love, love, love this place! The staff is incredibly kind and supportive, and the family atmosphere is palpable the moment you walk in the door! I am so impressed with the work being done with autism spectrum kids, as well as other kids with physical challenges. No one is made to feel like they don't belong here! I even joined the mommy class and my toddlers are allowed to run around us while we work out. I've lost a few pounds, and gained some amazing (non-judgemental) mom-friends! An oasis of kindness and support in the middle of what is often a 'keep up with the Jones's " area of town.

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College Safety Tips

With colleges starting up in the next few weeks, I thought I’d share
some campus security tips with students, parents of students & those who
know students, so that we can help keep them safe on campus.

Protect your residence by following a few simple security rules:

Note the condition of the doors and window locks and the lighting both
outside and inside your room. Demand improvements if necessary.

Always lock your doors and windows, even if you plan to be gone only a
short time.

Become familiar with your roommates and neighbors, and encourage their
efforts at crime prevention.

Prepare for dangerous encounters by discussing what you would do if
you were threatened or attacked.

Look out for each other’s safety, and report any crime to the campus
police.

Don’t keep valuables or large sums of money in your dorm room.

Keep a complete and up-to-date inventory of your valuables.

Determine if the campus security office has an organized tagging or
labeling system for stereos, TVs, computers, and so on. Use the system
if it’s offered.

Always lock your bike or vehicle securely, and be cautious in parking
areas. Park only in well-lighted areas that are well-traveled.

Maintain a record of anyone with a key to your room, and be sure to
request a change of lock if a key falls into the wrong hands or if it
is lost.

Do not leave visitors alone in your room when you are away. Never let
a stranger into the room, especially if you are alone.

In addition to dorm security, follow these rules for campus security:

Exercise caution when giving out your phone number.

Keep a list of emergency numbers handy, including campus security.

Provide an updated list of emergency and next-of-kin information to
the college’s registration office.

Do not give your student ID number or Social Security number to anyone
other than college faculty, administration, or staff. Never leave any
papers lying around that have your ID number on them, especially in
registration areas.

Secure your personal belongings in class, the restroom, library,
cafeteria, and computer facilities.

Never let your handbag, books, or backpack out of your site.

Avoid deserted and isolated areas such as empty classrooms,
stairwells, elevators, library stacks, laboratories, and department
offices.

Follow safety rules when walking alone off-campus. Be especially alert
if the surrounding area is a high-crime neighborhood. Ask the security
office for an escort or shuttle service across campus at night, or
form your own.

Avoid exercising or jogging outside at night or early in the morning,
unless with a group.

Ask your security office for further crime-prevention tips, and be
aware of security problems on campus.

Identify two separate exits from each campus building that you
frequent.

You should also research the school before you go to find out more about the reported
crime statistics. If the college or university is compliant with the Cleary
Act, they will have this information available. (Being non-compliant
can cost the school over $57,000 per infraction, so they better be
compliant.)

A good resource for additional tips is:

Ira Lipman’s “How To Be Safe: Protect Yourself, Your Home, Your Family, And Your Business From Crime.”