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Monday, November 28, 2011

Sierra House Women's Shelter - Donation Box



The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students put together a donation box for the Sierra House Women's Shelter, located in East Orange New Jersey. We will be collecting clothing and other supplies for the women and children at the shelter until December 21st. If you would like to contribute to the cause please contact Sensei Jim at H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts.



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Get Well Soon - Joe Lewis


The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class put together a "Get Well Soon" poster along with get well cards for the famous Martial Artist, Mr. Joe Lewis.

We were informed by the the founder of the Martial Arts Teachers Association, Mr. John Graden, that Mr. Lewis recently had undergone an operation to remove a tumor from his brain.

A BIG OSU! to Mr Lewis, we hope you have a speedy recovery.



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Get Well Soon - Anne P. Coté




The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class put together a "Get Well Soon" poster along with get well cards for Miss Coté, a former employee of MACHO Martial Arts Supplies. Miss Coté became ill and the MACHO team sent out an email to everyone to raise money to help Miss Coté with the medical expenses. We are happy to say that Miss Coté contacted us to say thank you in addition to letting us know that she is finally well enough to return to work!

A BIG OSU! to Miss Coté and the MACHO team.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork, Leadership and Advanced Literacy

Socks for Soldiers Donation Box



The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students put together a Socks for Soldiers donation box along with dozens of letters. We will be collecting socks and other care package items until December 21st. If you would like to contribute to the cause please contact Sensei Jim at H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts.



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Video Games to Save the World


The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students put together a donation box for collecting new and or used video games to raise money for charity. The class will be collecting the games until December 21st. We will then sell the games to Game Stop and the money raised will be donated to a charity organization chosen by the students.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork, Leadership and Advanced Literacy

Animal Shelter Donation Box


The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students put together an Animal Shelter donation box. We will be collecting food and other supplies for the cats and dogs at the Jersey Animal Coalition until December 21st. If you would like to contribute to the cause please contact Sensei Jim at H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork, Leadership, Advanced Literacy

2011 - Letters to the Soldiers


The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students put together letters for the Soldiers. In addition, the students have begun a school wide Socks for Soldiers Drive which we will send off just before the Christmas holiday.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork, Leadership, Advanced Literacy

Fun and Games with Crab Crawl Noddle Races


The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class had a bit of fun with the Crab Crawl Noddle Races. The students had to work it teams to beat the competition!



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Adoption Posters for the Cats


The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class put together dozens and dozens of adoption posters for all the cats at the Jersey Animal Coalition. In addition, the students made a trip to the shelter to hang all of the adoption posters along with all of the handmade scratching boards.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork, Leadership and Advanced Literacy

Adoption Posters for the Dogs


The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class created dozens and dozens of adoption posters for the dogs at the Jersey Animal Coalition. In addition, the class went to the shelter to hang the posters, after which they spent the afternoon walking the dogs and filling their water bowls.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork, Leadership and Advanced Literacy

Friday, May 27, 2011

Spring 2011 H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts Citizen Schools WOW!



The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students put on their bi-annual WOW! community performance! The WOW! video is a culmination of the entire semester's volunteer work accomplished by the students. If that were not enough the students then give a Martial Arts performance showcasing their techniques for everyone's enjoyment.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork, Leadership, Oral Communication

Branch Brook Park Volunteer Work

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students were had at work with the Branch Brook Park Alliance team making the park just a little bit nicer for everyone to enjoy! Our Many thanks to Alyson and Paul as well as the rest of the Branch Brook Park Alliance Team for making this event possible for our students. Great job team!



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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

H.E.A.R.T.'s Founder Receives the United States President's Volunteer Service Award

H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts Founder was honored with the United States President's Volunteer Service Award. Sensei Jim was nominated last year by Citizens Schools for his volunteer efforts with their organization over the last 2 years.

Citizens Schools recently was given the ability by the White House to nominate individuals for their volunteer efforts. It should be noted that not all nonprofit organizations are give this ability. A special thank you should also go to Citizen Schools, after nearly 19 years of service to the nation by way of its work in 7 States it is nice to see the White House recognized their efforts by bestowing upon them this special ability.

Way to go Citizen Schools!


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Monday, May 9, 2011

Orphanage Karate Field Day Event

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class from Citizen Schools and the Police Academy helped to make a great Karate Field Day afternoon for the children at the YCS Center in Newark. Fun was had by everyone as they competed in everything from Karate Technique Challenges and Relay Races to Medicine Ball Races and the Tug-of-War competition.


Osu!


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21 Century Skills: Teamwork

Crab Walk Duel

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class from Citizen Schools and the Police Academy helps to make a great Karate Field Day afternoon for the children at the YCS Center in Newark. The students had a lot of fun competing in the Crab Walk Duel - Obstacle Race.


Osu!


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21 Century Skills: Teamwork

Toy Bags Made With H.E.A.R.T.

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class at the Newark Police Academy put a lot of effort into decorating the bags that the toys will go into for the children at the YCS Center in Newark. Again, a special thank you to the Bloomfield A&P Store for donating the paper bags.


Awesome job everyone, I am very proud of you!


Osu!


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21 Century Skills: Teamwork and Oral Communication


Body Shield Sparring

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students had a bit of fun sparring Sensei Jim.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork

Toy Bags For The Orphanage

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class at the Newark Police Academy put a lot of effort into decorating the bags that the toys will go into for the children at the YCS Center in Newark. A special thank you to the Bloomfield A&P Store for donating the paper bags.


Incredible job everyone, I am very proud of you!


Osu!


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21 Century Skills: Teamwork and Oral Communication

Jersey Animal Coalition Visit Round 2

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class aat the Newark Police Academy had a group of students who couldn't make it to the Jersey Animal Coalition earlier in the Spring. Not to be outdone by their classmates the second group did every bit as good of a job as the first helping the JAC Staff.


Great job everyone, keep up the good work!!!



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork

Thank You Gencarelli's Bakery!!!

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students send out a special thank you to Gencarelli's Bakery In Bloomfield, New Jersey for the cupcakes and the cookies. Thank You!!!



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork and Oral Communication

Senior Citizens' Home Visit

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students spent a wonderful afternoon with the Senior Citizens at the Forest Hills Healthcare Center. Thanks to the Forest Hills team everyone had a great time as the students performed a few Katas for the audience and afterwards shared some time with the Seniors enjoying their life stories. Thank you everyone for all your hard work, I know the Seniors really appreciated it!



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Sensei Jim Joking Around - Who You Should Be Afraid Of

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students had a good laugh as Sensei Jim joked around about who you should really be afraid of in a fight.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork

Power 20 Challenge!

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students took to the Power 20 Challenge! like champs!


Good job everyone!!!!



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork

Kata Number Three - Kihon Sono San - With Speed and Intensity

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students learned how to execute their third kata with a little more energy, intensity and purpose.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork

Kata Number Two - Kihon Sono Ni - With Speed and Intensity

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students learned how to execute their second kata with a little more energy, intensity and purpose.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork

Kata Number One - Kihon Sono Ichi - With Speed and Intensity

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students learned how to execute their kata with a little more energy, intensity and purpose.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork

Duck Walk Duel


The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class at the Newark Police Academy had a bit of fun competing in the Duck Walk Duel Obstacle Race. Aside from being lots of fun it helps the students develop strength, speed, agility and balance.



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Bear Crawl Obstacle Race Part 2

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class at the Newark Police Academy had a bit of fun competing in the Bear Crawl Obstacle Race. Aside from being lots of fun it helps the students build strength in their arms and legs.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork

Why Are Cards To the Senior Citizens Important

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students talk about why it is important to create the cards for our visit to the Senior Citizens at the Forest Hills Healthcare Center.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork, Oral Communication and Advanced Literacy

Kata Number Three - Kihon Sono San - With Explanation

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students learned all the techniques to the third kata to be performed during the WOW!



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork

Kata Number Two - Kihon Sono Ni - With Explanation

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students learned all the techniques to the second kata to be performed during the WOW!



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork

Kata Number One - Kihon Sono Ichi - With Explanation

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students learned all the techniques to the first kata to be performed during the WOW!



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork

Joey Talks About The Cards For The Senior Citizens

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students put a lot of effort into their cards for the Senior Citizens. Joey takes a moment to talk about what that means to him and the rest of the class.



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork, Oral Communication and Advanced Literacy

More Letters to the Senior Citizens

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class at the Newark Police Academy has been hard at work creating cards and letters to help cheer up the Senior Citizens at the Forest Hills Healthcare Center. We are very proud of all the students volunteer efforts! Way to go team!


Osu!


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21 Century Skills: Teamwork, Advanced Literacy

Jaelynn's Card For A Senior Citizen

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class at the Newark Police Academy has been hard at work creating cards and letters to help cheer up the Senior Citizens at the Forest Hills Healthcare Center. Jaelynn did a great job with her letters and cards, we are very proud of her and the rest of the students volunteer efforts!


Osu!


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21 Century Skills: Teamwork, Advanced Literacy

Kata Number Four - Kihon Sono Yon - With Explanation

The H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts class and Citizen Schools students learned all the techniques to the fourth kata to be performed during the WOW!



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21 Century Skills: Teamwork