October is national bullying prevention month! Being bullied is something I went through as a 2nd and 3rd grader and it was terrible. I was tripped while running, made fun of for my short hair and tomboy looks. One girl even followed me walking home and screamed a lie filled story at me about how my parents were really under cover Russian spies and my whole life was a lie. Bullying comes in all forms, I didn’t get it too bad physically, aside from the tripping, but mentally it took a toll on me and I changed my behaviors so that I wouldn’t get bullied anymore. Walked the long way home, stayed in during recess, and of course grew out my boy cut hair.

Its sad that some kids don’t understand life enough to need to bully other kids. Unfortunately many of these kids just don’t have a great example of feeling good without putting another down. Its time we stood up and changed this horrible behavior.

There are three anti bullying seminars this FRIDAY at EAST WEST KUNG FU in Alamo, San Ramon and Lafayette from 5:00-6:30. If you suspect or know that your child is being bullied this would be time well spent. And even if your child isn’t bullied, chances are they know someone who is. Again, time well spent for all kids.

Here is the sign up link and more info:


Bullying is a very prevalent, concerning and important issue in our community. On Friday, October 24th, East West will be hosting a FREE seminar open to the entire community on Bully Prevention. The seminar will take place at all three locations from 5:00-6:30pm. We’ll be covering some very important bullying topics and prevention techniques. Make sure to register online and bring friends and family to the event! All children ages 8-14 are welcome to attend. We also encourage parents to stay and watch the seminar as well to learn important tips and tools.
You must register for the seminar, even though there is no charge.

You can find more information and the registration form HERE.

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Gumsaba Fitness Class schedule Thursday 10/23/14

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Briana – Fabulous 50

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens only class – Coach Joel – Tabata Circuit

6AM Sunup Walnut Creek Co-Ed class – Coach Jentry – Fabulous 50

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Briana – Fabulous 50

11:30PM Cytosport High Intensity Interval Training – Coach Briana (private class)

12:30PM Cytosport Power Yoga – Coach Michelle (private class)

4PM Cytosport Vinyasa Flow Yoga Benicia – Coach Michelle D. (private class)