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The New Gentle East Graphic

The story behind the new T-Shirt Graphic

One of the most important lessons I learned from Mrs. Grand Master Robinson was that Gentle East Martial Arts needed to be a positive force in our community. To fulfill that mission, over the years, we have taught free self- defense clinics for women; and it is why our annual tournament raises money for a cause or an ailment that impacts a student or a student’s family.

            My work with Robert Hopkins and the athletes at Sportable RVA also helped me realize that far too often people with disabilities are not given the opportunity to participate in Martial Arts. This is why during this year, we have offered classes to disabled students at Robious Middle School and James River and Midlothian High Schools.

            While International Taekwondo organizations have been striving for some years to increase opportunities for disabled students to participate in programs, few schools in the U.S. have been willing to modify their curriculum and adapt their programs to match the abilities of disabled students. My vision is for our school to be one of the exceptions, starting in the Richmond community.

The International Paralympic Committee has announced that Taekwondo will debut at the 2020 Paralympic games; with that in mind, I designed a logo based on the 5 Olympic Rings and Colors to graphically represent people of all abilities performing Taekwondo techniques. With the help of my brother-in-law Chris, a more talented artist than me, it evolved into the current graphic that appears on our T-shirts. When Master Fracker and I discussed a new T-shirt design for the summer, we realized that the new graphic applied to all Gentle East Martial Arts students and families. It embodies our motto of “Discipline the mind, The body will follow”; and the colors of the logo represent the colors of the Taekwondo belts

            The new logo also supports our mission to provide an environment that allows students of all abilities to develop to their fullest potential. It is my sincere hope, that in partnership with Sportable RVA and the Chesterfield County Public Schools, we can add a world-class ParaTaekwondo program to the Gentle East curriculum.  This will also provide Gentle East students the opportunity to learn how to work with and help people with special abilities.

Thank you,

Master Eric Rangel-Ribeiro

 

GEMA Games September 30, 2017

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Come join us on September 30th as Gentle East hosts the GEMA Games.

Meet students from other local schools and enjoy friendly competition in Traditional Forms, Olympic Sparring and Board Breaking.

We are also raising funds to support: Team “Remembering Robinett” for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Event on October 7, 2017. More information about why we chose this cause will be posted tomorrow.

Enter one, two or all three events and increase your confidence in your ability to perform in a tournament environment.

Registration Link:

https://goo.gl/forms/zZyEoYxnEUMdsraj2

Cost $ 25 if you compete in 3 events
Or $ 10 per Event

Traditional Form Start Time: 9:30 you pick the form
Breaking Start Time: 10:30 break up to 4 boards
Sparring Start Time: 11:30
*Each participant must bring their own gear including Mouth Guards and Groin Protection

Rules for sparring: Modifies USAT/AAUT Rules
Matches will consist of two 1-minute rounds

Medals awarded as follows:
Gold: Completed 5 Matches
Silver: Completed 4 Matches
Bronze: Completed 3 Matches

 Our cause this year: 

One of the reasons we hold the annual GEMA games is to raise funds to support a charity or organization that has helped one of our Gentle East student families in their time of need. Here is why we chose LLS as the beneficiary of this year’s event:

“Thank you for taking the time to chat with me regarding Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I made a commitment to support this organization in December 2015 after my sister, Robinett, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and subsequently passed away.

LLS has an important mission: Cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodkin’s Disease, Myeloma, to provide support and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. and other blood cancers. LLS is also the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma.
To date, LLS has used funds raised to invest over $ 1 billion in cutting-edge research into advanced therapies while helping millions of patients navigate their treatments and access quality, affordable and coordinated care.

Thanks to research, survival rates for patients with many blood cancers have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled since the early 1960s. Yet, despite these advances, about one-third of patients with blood cancer still do not survive five years after their diagnosis.

After the passing of my sister, I started serving as a Community Outreach Volunteer with LLS, which has helped me through my grief journey while helping others in a dynamic way.

Each year the LLS holds a Light the Night walk and fundraising event to pay tribute, support and bring hope to people battling blood cancers. This year, the local walk will take place on October 7 at Innsbrook, Glen Allen, Va. where we will walk to save lives. Any support you can provide for the fundraising effort will have a profound impact on the LLS community.

SIncerely,
Angela Snead”

 

Markup: HTML Tags and Formatting

Headings

Header one

Header two

Header three

Header four

Header five
Header six

Blockquotes

Single line blockquote:

Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

Multi line blockquote with a cite reference:

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.

Steve Jobs – Apple Worldwide Developers’ Conference, 1997

Tables

Employee Salary
John Doe $1 Because that’s all Steve Jobs needed for a salary.
Jane Doe $100K For all the blogging she does.
Fred Bloggs $100M Pictures are worth a thousand words, right? So Jane x 1,000.
Jane Bloggs $100B With hair like that?! Enough said…

Definition Lists

Definition List Title
Definition list division.
Startup
A startup company or startup is a company or temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.
#dowork
Coined by Rob Dyrdek and his personal body guard Christopher “Big Black” Boykins, “Do Work” works as a self motivator, to motivating your friends.
Do It Live
I’ll let Bill O’Reilly will explain this one.

Unordered Lists (Nested)

  • List item one
    • List item one
      • List item one
      • List item two
      • List item three
      • List item four
    • List item two
    • List item three
    • List item four
  • List item two
  • List item three
  • List item four

Ordered List (Nested)

  1. List item one
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      3. List item three
      4. List item four
    2. List item two
    3. List item three
    4. List item four
  2. List item two
  3. List item three
  4. List item four

HTML Tags

These supported tags come from the WordPress.com code FAQ.

Address Tag

1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
United States

Anchor Tag (aka. Link)

This is an example of a link.

Abbreviation Tag

The abbreviation srsly stands for “seriously”.

Acronym Tag (deprecated in HTML5)

The acronym ftw stands for “for the win”.

Big Tag (deprecated in HTML5)

These tests are a big deal, but this tag is no longer supported in HTML5.

Cite Tag

“Code is poetry.” —Automattic

Code Tag

You will learn later on in these tests that word-wrap: break-word; will be your best friend.

Delete Tag

This tag will let you strikeout text, but this tag is no longer supported in HTML5 (use the <strike> instead).

Emphasize Tag

The emphasize tag should italicize text.

Insert Tag

This tag should denote inserted text.

Keyboard Tag

This scarcely known tag emulates keyboard text, which is usually styled like the <code> tag.

Preformatted Tag

This tag styles large blocks of code.

.post-title {
	margin: 0 0 5px;
	font-weight: bold;
	font-size: 38px;
	line-height: 1.2;
	and here's a line of some really, really, really, really long text, just to see how the PRE tag handles it and to find out how it overflows;
}

Quote Tag

Developers, developers, developers… –Steve Ballmer

Strike Tag (deprecated in HTML5)

This tag shows strike-through text

Strong Tag

This tag shows bold text.

Subscript Tag

Getting our science styling on with H2O, which should push the “2” down.

Superscript Tag

Still sticking with science and Isaac Newton’s E = MC2, which should lift the 2 up.

Teletype Tag (deprecated in HTML5)

This rarely used tag emulates teletype text, which is usually styled like the <code> tag.

Variable Tag

This allows you to denote variables.

Markup: Image Alignment

Welcome to image alignment! The best way to demonstrate the ebb and flow of the various image positioning options is to nestle them snuggly among an ocean of words. Grab a paddle and let’s get started.

On the topic of alignment, it should be noted that users can choose from the options of NoneLeftRight, and Center. In addition, they also get the options of ThumbnailMediumLarge & Fullsize.

Image Alignment 580x300

The image above happens to be centered.

Image Alignment 150x150The rest of this paragraph is filler for the sake of seeing the text wrap around the 150×150 image, which is left aligned

As you can see the should be some space above, below, and to the right of the image. The text should not be creeping on the image. Creeping is just not right. Images need breathing room too. Let them speak like you words. Let them do their jobs without any hassle from the text. In about one more sentence here, we’ll see that the text moves from the right of the image down below the image in seamless transition. Again, letting the do it’s thang. Mission accomplished!

And now for a massively large image. It also has no alignment.

Image Alignment 1200x400

The image above, though 1200px wide, should not overflow the content area. It should remain contained with no visible disruption to the flow of content.

Image Alignment 300x200

And now we’re going to shift things to the right align. Again, there should be plenty of room above, below, and to the left of the image. Just look at him there… Hey guy! Way to rock that right side. I don’t care what the left aligned image says, you look great. Don’t let anyone else tell you differently.

In just a bit here, you should see the text start to wrap below the right aligned image and settle in nicely. There should still be plenty of room and everything should be sitting pretty. Yeah… Just like that. It never felt so good to be right.

And just when you thought we were done, we’re going to do them all over again with captions!

Image Alignment 580x300
Look at 580×300 getting some caption love.

The image above happens to be centered. The caption also has a link in it, just to see if it does anything funky.

Image Alignment 150x150
Itty-bitty caption.

The rest of this paragraph is filler for the sake of seeing the text wrap around the 150×150 image, which is left aligned

As you can see the should be some space above, below, and to the right of the image. The text should not be creeping on the image. Creeping is just not right. Images need breathing room too. Let them speak like you words. Let them do their jobs without any hassle from the text. In about one more sentence here, we’ll see that the text moves from the right of the image down below the image in seamless transition. Again, letting the do it’s thang. Mission accomplished!

And now for a massively large image. It also has no alignment.

Image Alignment 1200x400
Massive image comment for your eyeballs.

The image above, though 1200px wide, should not overflow the content area. It should remain contained with no visible disruption to the flow of content.

Image Alignment 300x200
Feels good to be right all the time.

And now we’re going to shift things to the right align. Again, there should be plenty of room above, below, and to the left of the image. Just look at him there… Hey guy! Way to rock that right side. I don’t care what the left aligned image says, you look great. Don’t let anyone else tell you differently.

In just a bit here, you should see the text start to wrap below the right aligned image and settle in nicely. There should still be plenty of room and everything should be sitting pretty. Yeah… Just like that. It never felt so good to be right.

And that’s a wrap, yo! You survived the tumultuous waters of alignment. Image alignment achievement unlocked!

Markup: Text Alignment

Default

This is a paragraph. It should not have any alignment of any kind. It should just flow like you would normally expect. Nothing fancy. Just straight up text, free flowing, with love. Completely neutral and not picking a side or sitting on the fence. It just is. It just freaking is. It likes where it is. It does not feel compelled to pick a side. Leave him be. It will just be better that way. Trust me.

Left Align

This is a paragraph. It is left aligned. Because of this, it is a bit more liberal in it’s views. It’s favorite color is green. Left align tends to be more eco-friendly, but it provides no concrete evidence that it really is. Even though it likes share the wealth evenly, it leaves the equal distribution up to justified alignment.

Center Align

This is a paragraph. It is center aligned. Center is, but nature, a fence sitter. A flip flopper. It has a difficult time making up its mind. It wants to pick a side. Really, it does. It has the best intentions, but it tends to complicate matters more than help. The best you can do is try to win it over and hope for the best. I hear center align does take bribes.

Right Align

This is a paragraph. It is right aligned. It is a bit more conservative in it’s views. It’s prefers to not be told what to do or how to do it. Right align totally owns a slew of guns and loves to head to the range for some practice. Which is cool and all. I mean, it’s a pretty good shot from at least four or five football fields away. Dead on. So boss.

Justify Align

This is a paragraph. It is justify aligned. It gets really mad when people associate it with Justin Timberlake. Typically, justified is pretty straight laced. It likes everything to be in it’s place and not all cattywampus like the rest of the aligns. I am not saying that makes it better than the rest of the aligns, but it does tend to put off more of an elitist attitude.

Markup: Title With Special Characters

Putting special characters in the title should have no adverse effect on the layout or functionality.

Special characters in the post title have been known to cause issues with JavaScript when it is minified, especially in the admin when editing the post itself (ie. issues with metaboxes, media upload, etc.).

Latin Character Tests

This is a test to see if the fonts used in this theme support basic Latin characters.

! # $ % & ( ) *
+ , . / 0 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 : ; > = <
? @ A B C D E F G H
I J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z [ \
] ^ _ ` a b c d e f
g h i j k l m n o p
q r s t u v w x y z
{ | } ~

Markup: Title With Markup

Verify that:

  • The post title renders the word “with” in italics and the word “markup” in bold.
  • The post title markup should be removed from the browser window / tab.