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Julio Cesar Luna reviewed Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Riverside
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The best of the best the Master of American Kenpo

Anna Finlay reviewed Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Riverside
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My older son has been coming here for a little over 18 months and I have seen him grow more and more confident. He has competed in 3 tournaments already and placed every time.

What I love is the attention the instructor gives to every single kid, and the passion Mr. Grilli has with Kenpo resonates. He has a knack with explaining the art of kenpo no matter the age group- he doesn't just teach how to attack and defend...... but what they're defending against and WHY. It's one thing to see the techniques and forms executed beautifully (these kids look badass), it's another thing to learn the meaning behind every attack/move. It makes it all much more thoughtful and technical.

My younger son has just started Little Dragons and he is loving it!!! When he works on his forms, he just exudes confidence. And he has a lot of fun doing it!

Their favorite part is actually sparring. YES, they actually make contact, box, kick, put each other on submission, apply their techniques on their peers and not just hit the air. But the fights are disciplined and they learn to respect each other's skill sets.

We cannot recommend this school highly enough!!!

AJ-Heather Adams reviewed Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Riverside
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Mr. Grilli instructs for the pure love of the art. Kenpo 5.0 is one of a very few systems that is willing to evolve to remain practical, effective and relevant to today's environment. When I am able to continue training JSK Riverside is my only pick!

Danelle Cinquemani-Bell reviewed Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Riverside
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Both my boys have been in karate here for 2+ years now and I have been in the kickboxing class since 2017. At first it was a struggle getting into a new workout routine but I kept coming back because I loved the class, the instructor and the people. In 10/2018, I decided to change my eating ways along with increasing my workouts and have lost 40 pounds and have muscles I have never seen before!!!! Everyday is different, no workout is the same. In addition to punching and kicking the bag you also get weight training, cardio, and so much more. Every time feels like a full body workout. The instructor is the best, well trained and helps you meet and exceed your goals. The class is fun and inspiring and has a family vibe you won’t find anywhere else. Everyone supports and cheers each other on and if you put in the work you will get the results. Don’t be afraid to try them out today. You will not be disappointed!!!

Don Barnes reviewed Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Riverside
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great place for young people to learn and grow through their own hard work

Heidi Merino reviewed Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Riverside
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I love this place. The instructors are amazing!. I love how Mr. Grilli is strict with the kids and at the same time encourages them and praises them when they are doing good. He doesn't sugar coat things. He is teaching them how life really is. Not only are they learning karate and how to defend themselves but he is also teaching them discipline, respect, how to focus and many more great attributes that will help them throughout life. My daughters love it here and I can already see changes in them in the 4 months we have been here. So happy I found this place and totally recommend it to anybody looking.

Jason Bates reviewed Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Riverside
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This martial arts studio is run by enthusiastic people who LOVE what they do! The best part is there is something to do for all family members! Cardio...check! Kids classes...check! Adult classes...check! They have something for everyone. And if you want to get away for some alone time with your significant other without the kids , check out their Parents Night Out events! Every event has a different theme! How AWESOME is that!?!

Lilia E Mayhan reviewed Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Riverside
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Great workout family that keep you motivated!

Luchie King-daso reviewed Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Riverside
5
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my kids has been going here for 3yrs!!! they love it so much, i recommend this to my friends and family and to other people, we are like family here! the instructor makes it clear for them and kids just want to learn more, my kids became more confident and i know they can defend themselves!

Kim Gutierrez reviewed Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Riverside
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In this world today we need to be more vigilant of our surroundings from those who have no regard for others. We can only teach our children so much in the way of defending themselves. Jeff Speakman's 5.0 is a great place to take your children (adults too) to learn self defense. Stop on by the studio and take a peak to see what it's all about.

Maria Mariscal reviewed Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Riverside
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after trying different studies and parks and recreational I finally found Jeff Spoakman's Kempo. I like Mr. Grillis approach to teaching life skills... because kids learn more than how to defend themselves. I highly recommend it!

Robyn Garcia reviewed Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Riverside
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We searched many schools and chose Mr Grili. He is an amazing instructor. He introduced my daughter to martial arts and started training her at 4 yrs old. We did not realize the positive impact Mr Grili would have in her life. The morals character integrity and respect are only a few of the many things he reinforced in her life. The discipline was amazing and he really Loves his students. He trains his students to not only be the best in martial arts but to be the best person they can be. Unfortunately we had to move out of the area a year ago. I still tell people what an amazing instructor and person he is and how his school is like one big family. If you are looking for a well rounded martial arts school for your child teen or yourself, you need to try his school. You won't regret it and it doesn't matter how many other schools you try (we did the same) I am confident you will end up with Mr Grili.

Rodrigo Fernandez Inza reviewed Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Riverside
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This School is runned by dedicated and talented Martial Artists. First class instructors, friendly environment, and awesome facilities. If you have the opportunity to train in Riverside you have to be sure that you are very lucky to be in a World class School.

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GETTING YOUR KIDS TO HAVE MORE SELF CONTROL with the BIG 8…

For parents, there is not one infallible way to teach children self-control. The good news is there
are plenty of methods that can be utilized. In the process, kids may also relinquish a lot of the
pressure they put on themselves. Here is a closer look at some simple ways that can build self-
control in children.

1. Focus on the good
It is easy to critique children on their bad habits. However, practicing good habits brings positive
results. So why not cultivate those good habits? Don’t just take for granted those moments when
your children complete their homework, clean their room or mind their manners. Positive
reinforcement of these good habits is a way to build a child’s confidence which helps immensely
with their self-control.

2. Set limits and maintain them
After a long day of work, it may be easy to overlook some elements of bad behavior among your
children. But keep in mind that children are very aware when they get away with something. And
if you do not correct them when they misbehave, even if it is a minor infraction, it allows them to
push their limits. That could lead them to let loose of a little more self-control and try to extend
the limits of what they can get away with.

3. Get in a routine
Not every day has to be an exact replica, although it is good to develop a routine. After dinner,
your child may need to clean up. After that, maybe they take a bath. Then, they continue with the
rest of their routine that precedes bedtime. Developing a routine builds structure and, over time,
children will complete this routine without having to be told. It is a way of self-regulating their
own actions.

4. Explain why
There’s no reason you should avoid explaining why rules are intact. Younger children cannot run
out in the street because it’s dangerous. Older children cannot stay up all night because their
bodies need sleep. Explaining the reasoning behind such actions teaches children about
consequence. And the reality of consequence is something that helps maintain self-control.

5. Avoid procrastination and laziness
Children emulate what they see. If they see you spending all day watching tv or playing on the
computer, this could lead them to believe this is the norm. That could mean they might also start
procrastinating and neglecting their responsibilities. It’s easy to lounge around and do nothing
instead of doing chores. If kids see parents being lazy, they will eventually follow that lead. That
laziness could easily be infused in their self-control.

6. Mind your temper
It’s normal for kids to have outburst as many are unable to regulate and even understand their
emotions. Consequently, parents who show visible anger or irritation sets a poor example. If
another car cuts you off, swallow your anger and refrain from shouting. If you suddenly forget

that you left your work report at the office, don’t shout an expletive and curse the day. This is
essentially a lapse in your own self-control and not a good example to set.

7. Second chances
In instances when your child has lost his/her self-control, it’s a good idea to give them a chance
for redemption. After calmly explaining what went wrong, give kids a second chance. Many will
revel in the second opportunity while simultaneously learning a lesson.

8. Avoid lectures
Kids who lose control in a situation are typically not the best audience for a lecture. You can
succinctly explain what they did wrong without going into an elongated speech. Instructive
action is a much better remedy than a long-winded speech, which is probably going to be lost on
your child anyway.

These may be some simple obvious things, but as a parent, many times we need that outside
influence reminding us and supporting us to be consistent. In fact, here is a BONUS….

9. Seek Out a Support System
Get your Kids involved in a program or sport that has coaches or mentors that mirror your same
values and parenting style. One of the Best places that supports parents in having their kids learn
and grow stronger, is Kids Martial Arts. Why? Because it has the elements of both an individual
sport, as well as a team sport. And it’s not just about the sport, it’s more about personal
development.

Now is the time to make a decision and put all of the above into play. Seeing your kids struggle
with frustration is not fun, and while doing some of the above is work, in the long run your kids
will learn how to positively manage their doubts, fears and frustrations… Powerful ability to
have for any person, young or old.