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Erin Elam reviewed Gentle East Martial Arts
5
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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!

Marc Grenier reviewed Gentle East Martial Arts
5
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An awesome martial arts school that truly cares.

Hillary Hogan reviewed Gentle East Martial Arts
5
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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
5
via Facebook

We love the instructors and family atmosphere! Thank you!

Kathryn Carson reviewed Gentle East Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

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.

Melody D. Choate reviewed Gentle East Martial Arts
5
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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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The SKILLZ Your Child Needs for Successful Learning

Kids need help meeting life’s challenges. We’ll teach them the skills they need to rise to the occasion.

As a parent, you want your children to succeed in life, and that means teaching them to navigate whatever comes their way. The SKILLZ Child Development Program has the answers you need.

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Do You Want Your Kids to Have the Skills They Need to Face Life’s Challenges?

Kids learn best in a structured environment with their peers.

Kids often don’t learn basic life skills in school

Age-appropriate instruction can be difficult to find.

Kids who don’t know how to handle stress & disappointment may struggle in life.

SKILLZ Programs Meet Kids Where They Are

With age-appropriate lessons in a fun, social setting, kids learn how to rise to life’s challenges and meet struggles without losing their sense of self.

Today’s kids face big challenges and it’s your job to give them the training and tools they need to meet them. People aren’t born with natural discipline, self-control or perseverance. They need to be taught what to do when the going gets tough.

SKILLZ Child Development programs are designed to meet kids where they are and guide them to where they need to be. Once they are enrolled, students will enjoy the company of other kids while building, step by step, the skills they need for a happy and successful life.

Our unique structure provides age-appropriate instruction to allow kids to master life’s lessons – one step at a time.

your child will grow every day!

Whether your child is in pre-school or prepping for college, the SKILLZ curriculum will meet them where they are and help them gain the skills and discipline they need to succeed in their lives.

Age-Appropriate Instruction Designed to Meet Your Child Where They Are

Kids of different ages require different types of instruction to succeed. With our trained instructors, they’ll learn at a level that’s appropriate for where they are developmentally. We’ll always make sure they’re ready before they move to the next level of instruction.

By adapting our lessons to kids’ emotional and physical development, we ensure that they’ll have fun learning – and that the lessons they learn will stick with them throughout their lives and into adulthood.

Improved Behavior at Home and at School

One of the hardest things to teach kids is self-discipline. Younger kids can struggle to control themselves and even older students sometimes get carried away. A lack of discipline can lead to behavioral issues at home and at school.

With SKILLZ classes, kids learn the benefits of self-discipline and the tools they need to achieve it. Over time, parents and teachers notice remarkable improvements in kids’ behavior as they learn to master their impulses and control their emotions.

Kids Socialize and Make Friends in a Safe Setting

With today’s kids spending so much time online, it can be difficult for them to make friends in real life – and yet, they need friends to give them support and love in times of difficulty. The easiest way to make new friends is by sharing an experience.

In our SKILLZ classes, kids spend time with their peers in a safe, fun, and social setting. They’ll have time to get to know one another and respect one another as they learn necessarily skills. The friendships they form in our classes may last a lifetime.

Kids Thrive with Short Lessons and Regular Progress

Kids can struggle with disappointment, especially if they don’t learn how to set achievable goals and work toward big goals over time. These are skills they can learn and apply to every aspect of life, from school to work to family.

SKILLZ lessons are broken into short, easily digestible sections that allow kids to master skills quickly and be rewarded for their progress. Over time, they’ll learn what it takes to break down big goals into smaller ones and how to handle setbacks along the way.

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.

Kathryn Carson

An awesome martial arts school that truly cares.

Marc Grenier

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.

Melody D. Choate
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FAQs

What qualifications do SKILLZ instructors have?

All instructors are SKILLZ certified, meaning that they are trained in child development and psychology. They have a deep understanding of kids and their needs, so you can trust them to teach your children what they need to know.

How do SKILLZ classes help kids in school?

SKILLZ training puts kids in the learning zone, where their defenses are down, and their minds are open. By learning the self-control and discipline they need, they’ll get to a place where they can focus on school and feel confident that they can meet every challenge.

Will SKILLZ training help my child set achievable goals?

Yes! The SKILLZ curriculum is designed to meet kids where they are, giving them both short-term and long-term goals. They’ll learn that mastering new skills can help them build toward their dreams.

My child lacks confidence. Can the SKILLZ program help?

Yes. Kids in our child development classes learn to trust themselves as they build basic skills, one step at a time. We notice significant improvements in confidence and self-esteem as kids work their way through our classes.

Can SKILLZ training help my child behaviorally?

Yes, it can. Kids who misbehave often do so out of a lack of self-control . They may feel frustrated and unable to express their feelings. We’ll help them learn how to control their emotions and channel them into constructive activities.

What age does my child need to be to participate in SKILLZ?

We have age-appropriate programs for every age from toddlers to teens. At each step of the way, we’ll meet your child where they are emotionally and intellectually and help them gain essential life skills and self-confidence.

More Benefits

Kids can socialize and make friends in a safe, sanitary setting.

Our SKILLZ development center helps your child both development physically and mentally.

Lessons that are taught are specific to your child's age & development status.

Martial arts instruction and other physical activities are included to provide kids with exercise and a chance to burn energy.

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