In my 20-plus years as a martial arts instructor, I’ve had the privilege of training countless students, many of whom come to the academy as individual enthusiasts. But when families – siblings, parents, and children – walk in together, something magical unfolds on the mats. Their journey doesn’t just teach them how to throw a […]
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DEVELOP DISCIPLINE & CONFIDENCE EVEN IF YOU'RE STUCK AT HOME!
Martial arts classes benefit growing children far beyond the dojo and in many real-world scenarios. Our structured classes are meant to help develop coordination, physical fitness, mental strength, as well as gain valuable social skills. Through positive reinforcement, we can bring out the best in your children to help them succeed in life.
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.
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.
We love the instructors and family atmosphere! Thank you!
I have had a blast. I look forward to continuing to learn each form.
An awesome martial arts school that truly cares.
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Learn self-defense, build confidence, and get in the best shape of your lives! Martial arts has tons of physical, mental and social benefits, suitable for anyone and everyone. Become part of something positive and learn new skills from trained martial arts professionals. It’s easy to get started—Enroll in martial arts classes today!
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Finding the perfect extracurricular activity for your little ones can be a challenge. However, when it comes to fostering essential life skills, physical development, and character building, the Early SKILLZ martial arts program stands out as an exceptional choice for 3 and 4-year-olds. In this blog post, we’ll explore how the Early SKILLZ program is […]