Aldenham (Adult) Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report
December 2015

NOT LONG…!

NOT LONG…!

WOW! The end of the year already, time does really fly as you get a little older (only a little) lol…

December for Aldenham Ju Jitsu club has been a fantastic month. At the start of the month we finalised any last little details needed for the grading on the 19th December (which I will tell you about in a while) we made sure all admin was completed, money for the celebratory meal was sorted and everyone’s kit was up to scratch.

Last minute revision!

Last minute revision!

Team fitness…

Team fitness…

Daniel Davis saving his Gi for the grading

Daniel Davis saving his Gi for the grading

The week prior to the grading was last minute revision, Ishin Ryu run carried out. And finalising who was giving who a lift in their car up to lovely Norfolk. We finished off with some good team games, which can be just as knackering but fantastic fun…

The 19th December had approached and with me living in Norfolk it was only around the corner. I was originally meant to be teaching at Newmarket Ju Jitsu club but decided to cancel the class as I wanted to be their for all the guys grading.

The village hall was open from 08:45am so any of those that wanted to get there early could relax and enjoy the day. It wasn’t long before students started turning up and filling out the hall and a few last minute stragglers just getting there in the nick of time. We were packed and I haven’t seen the gradings this packed for a long time.

Time to get everyone sorted and ready for the inspection (A bit of a tight squeeze) The inspection went great and just a few pointers for a few students, which meant extra fitness on top of their belt fitness tests “Ouch”

After the inspection we moved onto the theory test, this is something that has returned and was last done in 2004 (which I remember well) This went great and with the fantastic organisational skills from Sensei Andy Herbert and Sensei Sheila Eglen; well done to you both! Now time for group photos and then out on the road for the Ishin Ryu run, which was fantastic…

With all the important prelims done, it was time for the novices to attempt their white belts, “fantastic,” well done to you all, good grading! The bar was set and everyone had to bring their “A Game”

Time for the whites to yellows, again another fantastic grading, well done to you all!

Then it was time for the next, yellows to oranges, this time not quite the standard but were kicked out and allowed to retake a little later and performed so much better. Well done to Alistair Tuhrim for keeping us all amused, good effort Alistair…!

Next came orange to green belt and those that have completed this belt know that it’s a big game changer as we like to call it the half way belt and everything has to be spectacular… unfortunately the green belts didn’t quite get it this time. Green belt you have to pick the standard up and commit yourself outside of the dojo, which will really help you when attempting this belt.

Next came green to blue and finishing off with blue to purple. These guys worked really hard and it showed how much they wanted these belts, Olli Harviek does like to turn a few colours but done fantastic. Well done to all of you that were successful and commiserations to those that didn’t get this time, six months of training will make a massive difference… We then finished off with a celebratory meal…

“WE TRAIN TOGETHER, WE EAT TOGETHER”

Who will win!

Who will win!

Please visit our website www.ishinryu.com as much as possible as I submit reports every month about the students training during the previous month. This is a great opportunity to see if you have been mentioned or appear in a photo.

Please also visit the calendar page where you can have a look at upcoming events so you can plan ahead.

You can also leave feedback on each of the reports or comment on the club and share them to your Facebook page.

If you have any questions or you are unsure of anything, please catch me at the club where I will be happy to help!

The 26th Anniversary dinner is fast approaching and will be held on Saturday, 9th January 2016. This is one of the highlights of the year when all students get together to celebrate what will be 26 years of Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu. Most of you have tickets for this event but we still have a few left so if you have anyone else in mind that you would like to come, grab them quick, once their gone their GONE…!

With a fantastic year and everyone working very hard, I would like to say from Soke, Teresa, Sharon, myself and all the Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu family a very Merry Christmas and a very successful and Happy New Year!

Please visit our website www.ishinryu.com as much as possible as I submit reports every month about the students training during the previous month. This is a great opportunity to see if you have been mentioned or appear in a photo.

We also have the new calendar page where you can have a look at upcoming events so you can plan ahead. You can also leave feedback on each of the reports or comment on your club and share them to your Facebook pages.

If you have any questions or you are unsure of anything, please catch me at the club where I will be happy to help!

If you are on Facebook, please can you send me and Kevin Pell a friend request so if we need to pass on information quickly I can contact you, and when the reports go up I can share it to your Facebook page so you get it straight away…

I look forward to seeing everyone in 2016

Domo arigato

Many thanks,
Del Shannon Sensei 3rd Dan – Yes 3rd Dan!!!!

Enjoying grappling!

Enjoying grappling!

Faster, faster!

Faster, faster!

2 Comments on Aldenham (Adult) Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report
December 2015

  1. Patrick Davis // January 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm // Reply

    Excellent end to another wonderful year. It is always a pleasure to work with those grading and encourage them to do their best!

  2. Well done to everyone that passed, you all worked extremely hard. Looking forward to the new year and seeing you all in your new belts.

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