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Owner & Sensei
7th degree black belt with over 30 years of training and teaching experience. Sensei Stone has helped thousands of students reach and exceed their goals, and is a well-known figure in the local community.
Holds the rank of 3rd degree black belt, and has been with Sensei Stone since joining the junior program. John aspires to run his own martial arts school.
Holds the rank of 4th degree black belt, and started with Sensei Stone in the Junior Program. Brian teaches while attending law school in Massachusetts.
Holds the rank of 6th degree black belt, and has been with Sensei Stone for over 25 years. Nathan started in the junior program and now helps on the operational side of running the Academy.
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. - All Adult/Teens 3:45-4:30: All Ranks 4-5 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. - All Ranks 6 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. - All Ranks 7-8 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. - All Ranks 9-12 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. - Adult/Teens Sandan & Up 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. - All Ranks Adult/Teens
3:45 - 4:30 - All Ranks 4-6 4:30 - 5:15 - White/Purple Ages 7-12 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. - Red/Brown Ages 7-12 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. - Jr. Black Invitational 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. - Brown/Black Adults/Teens 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. - White/Green Adults/Teens
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. - All Adult/Teens 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. - All Ranks 9-12 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. - All Ranks 4-6 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. - All Ranks 7-8 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. - All Ranks Teens 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. - All Ranks Adults
3:45 - 4:30 All Ranks 4-6 4:30 - 5:15 - White/Purple Ages 7-12 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. - Red/Brown Ages 7-12 (Sparring included in the class) 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. - Jr. Black Invitational (Sparring included in the class) 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. - All Ranks Adults/Teens 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. - Adults/Teens Ikkyu-Nidan
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. - All Adult/Teens 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. - All Ranks 4-5 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. - All Ranks 6 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. - All Ranks 7-8 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. - All Ranks 9-12 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. - All Adults/Teens 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. - Adult/Teen Sparring (First and third Friday of every month)
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. - All Ranks 4-7 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. - All Ranks 8-12 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - All Adults/Teens Promotional Day Saturday Class 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - A.I. Meeting 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - All Adult/Teen Ranks 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. - STORM Meeting 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. - Promo Class 4-8 11:15 - 12:00 p.m. - Promo Class 9-12 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. - HIT Team Meeting
When we enrolled Gavin into your academy my hopes were that karate would become an interest for him, that he would learn how to focus his energy in a positive way, that he would become self disciplined, and over all a more balanced, more self confident kid. We have seen major changes in Gavin over the past 16 months. He has grown in all of the areas I mentioned above and matured in the process. Karate has majorly helped with his focus and his self confidence in his day today life at home and most importantly right now, at school. As you’re aware, he was on a behavior/sticker program in his classroom. That ended in the past week because his teacher told him that he doesn’t need it anymore. He knows what he needs to do & how to behave to have a successful day at school. I can’t thank you all enough for your open lines of communication, and helping to hold him accountable for his actions, and work with us & school to get him to where he needs to be to continue to grow on his path to success. Your academy is much more than just going to karate class. You have created a safe & loving environment for these kids and parents alike. I literally feel like I sit there and watch my son blossom before my eyes. Thank you all for that.Erin S.: Happy Parent
As a parent and as a student at your dojo, I just wanted to express my gratitude for all you do. It's clear to me that you have a difficult job, and I see that you do it well. I admire all the hats that you wear on any given day. Besides being a master at Uechi-Ryu expertly demonstrating all the karate moves, you manage to teach an incredible variety of students with a huge range in ages, strengths, weaknesses and skill sets. What I've been most impressed with is how you strive to know each student personally. You reach out to the "whole" person checking if he or she has problems at home or issues at school. You have a special knack for empowering the timid and building character in the undisciplined. Any other person who works hard to be on top of his business, would likely be too stern and serious, but somehow you have kept a great sense of humor and have created a friendly, warm atmosphere.Christine D: Parent & Student
Neil Stone was described to me as, " the horse whisperer" for children". This is 100% accurate. Initially, I just wanted my son to get more exercise. That he does, but it is just the tip of the iceberg. Mr. Stone and the other instructors not only teach karate, they teach life skills and lessons. Skills like how to stay in control, focus, body consciousness, and how not to be bullied. My son has been studying with Neil Stone for a little over a year and his improvements in these and other areas have been nothing less than remarkable. And he loves to go each and every time! Every class is different and each month has a different theme, such as trust, optimism, modesty, perseverance, etc. Mr. Stone may decide that a kid needs to work on something else, like confidence or perseverance so he may deviate from the theme and say a few words on that topic if he thinks it will be beneficial to the group. In addition to all of that, Mr. Stone ALWAYS supports parenting.Karen: Parent
My daughter and I are both students, and I can't say enough. We have seen big changes in our 7 year old - she goes to the dojo and works her little heart out, and then takes that same focus and drive and applies it to her responsibilities at school and at home. Sensei Stone and his staff are incredibly enthusiastic and creative. They are always changing things up and making the classes fun and energetic, combining martial arts technique with the core values of kindness and respect for others. I am especially impressed to watch Sensei Stone get to know each student individually and to then help each student through whatever difficulties they might have, even outside the dojo. As an adult student I began my study with goals of fitness and self-defense in mind, but I have also found an amazing community of karate professionals who are ready and willing to share their knowledge and to mentor new students. Thank you for having us at NSKA. We are thrilled to be part of the family!Laura: Parent and karate practitioner
We certainly appreciate what you do on a regular basis working with the children, changing it up a bit, and being a great role model. I have always respected you, what you do, and what you stand for. But now that I have been to two other Dojos, I think you need to hear an extra Thank You. THANK YOU. I will try to thank you in person as well because you should hear it face to face and not just from an e-mail; and you should see it in my eyes when I say it THANK YOU. Thank you for keeping your dojo clean and smelling good. Thank you for keeping the bathrooms clean. Thank you for having nice decor - simple and not overwhelming. Thank you for treating your clients with respect and talking with us. Thank you for treating the children with respect and with an understanding nature. Thank you for being an outstanding role model, a teacher our community is proud of, someone I feel I can trust my children with.Carrie M.: Parent
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