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Allen and Naomi, you guys have truly started something special here. I can see it already! The energy and attention you give each child is remarkable.

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The best marital arts ever. I love it my son is in the after school program. And I am so happy for him.

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I love the workouts I got at Zentai and the support you get from Master Allen and his wife!! I highly recommend it to everyone! :)

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What amazing place! They are genuinely passionate about helping people. Kids love them, great environment for parents. And the Martial Arts is real. If you are looking for self defense for yourself or kids, this is the place.

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At first I was intimated by the cardio kickboxing class but then I realized why everyone still pushed through and kept going- it's the energy! We get pumped up, laugh and encourage one another, and it's fun. I don't like gyms because I wouldn't feel encouraged to think of my own workout and I'd end up being very lazy with it. [Unless it's yoga, I do all my yoga. :)] So this is finally a power workout where I feel encouraged to pull out my best work and still have a fun time. I'm feeling stronger each week! Thanks, Master Allen!

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We tried a few other martial arts groups for our boys, but Zentai was the clear winner from the start. The kids specifically asked for a program with structure that would clearly teach them martial arts skills while leveling up their belts. I'm amazed during every class when I see them respond to commands with so much focus and passion. Zentai has helped them build up their confidence and taught them so much already. And they have a blast! We highly recommend Zentai!

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They say it takes a village to raise a child. Zentai has been our village since my grandson William lost his mother in May of 2017. Now it's home away from home. He started out 2 days a week at Zentai for martial arts classes. When school ended we enrolled him in Zentai summer camp. Now he's enrolled in the after school program. Thank you Zentai for being our village.

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We absolutely love this place! My son started coming for the after school program at the beginning of last year. He absolutely loves it and looks forward to going everyday. He has ADHD and we had a hard time finding a program that fits his needs until we stumbled upon Zentai. Best after school program out there for kids of all types and ages! We highly recommend it!

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I just wanted to give a shout out to Zentai Martial Arts and After School Program! I had my daughter’s birthday there on Sunday and they made it amazing! The attention to detail, the one on one with the kids just fabulous! Everyone was so happy and we all enjoyed our time there. Naomy and Allen are amazing patient people, the smile never left their faces and they were so kind and patient with the kids! I can’t say thank you enough for making this the best birthday yet!

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Zentai Ladd – First  Four-Legged Martial Arts Assistant Helps Change Lives

First  Four-Legged Martial Arts Assistant Helps Change Lives

Canine Companion for Independence Facility Dog joins Zentai Martial Arts & Afterschool

 

Motivation and support comes in many different forms, including a cold nose and a warm heart. On Valentine’s Day Zentai Martial Arts & Afterschool welcomed its newest staff member, Canine Companion for Independence Facility Dog, Ladd III. Ladd is a two year-old Golden Retriever specially bred and trained by Canine Companions to use over 40 professional commands. Ladd will assist Master Allen & Ms Naomy DePena during their work with students with ranging abilities and in the community.

 

Zentai Martial Arts & After School is a personal development center for the whole family, that uses the Martial Arts as a tool for the Physical, Intelectual, Emotional, and Social development of their members.  In the past three years Zentai has grown exponentially and now serves over 300 members at their locations in North Arlington and Clifton through martial arts & fitness classes, character development programs, summer camps, and afterschool program.

 

We are always  thinking outside the box, looking for ways to continue to improve our services, and bring innovative ways to service clients with a broad range of abilities” stated Master Allen, CEO and Chief Instructor at Zentai.  “After a two year waiting period, numerous applications and an intense two weeks of professional training, we are so happy to finally be matched with such an amazing dog” added Master Allen.

 

Co-Owner Naomy DePena, who is also a special educator with more than 15 years of experience and Belleville Councilwoman stated: “Incorporating Ladd into our programs will change the way we serve students with special needs and the public in general.  We are currently in the process of developing a martial arts curriculum revolving around using a canine as a support for students” 

 

For over 40 years, Canine Companions for Independence provides highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities by training and placing more than 6,300  assistance dogs with program graduates.  The estimated cost of a highly trained Canine Companion facility dog like Ladd, and all follow up support is $50,000. However each facility dog is provided at no cost.  Canine Companions depends on the support of tens of thousands of donors and volunteers to match our facility with an assistance dog like Ladd, entirely free of charge.  

 

As the first service trained martial arts Canine Companion, Ladd is bravely paving the way for innovative adaptive learning.