Aldenham (Adult) Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report
March 2016

Sensei Tom Garvin and Sempai Sam Gladdy entertaining themselves!

Sensei Tom Garvin and Sempai Sam Gladdy entertaining themselves!

Osu, hello again everyone! I hope you have all had a great month. As it goes for the Aldenham dojo, the month started off with the senior grades and a few Kyu grades attending the St David’s Day dinner in Llanelli, South Wales. This annual event was just as spectacular as the last with the road trip being as long as ever (due to regular toilet stops) but quite entertaining. Thank you to Paul Lincoln for being a fantastic driver and putting up with us.

I would also like to say well-done to Jake Rider who nominated himself to have his over grown head of hair cropped to raise money for the charity. By getting Jake’s hair cut away we managed to raise an extra £200. Thank you to Darren Cooper for his Groomer – even if it did take forever. A great weekend and look forward to the next.

Some stand-up

Some stand-up

As training goes the adult students have been working their way through their respectful belts, most attending twice a week to really maximise their training. A few students have managed to catch a bad bug so were unable to train but are slowly getting themselves back. James Hawkey is fighting fit again after taken some medication to clear his acne and resulting in his internal organs playing up… “NOT GOOD”

Glad to see you all back and firing on all cylinders…

Jake Rider using his long legs

Jake Rider using his long legs

We had a little practice at performing some stand-up using punches, kicks, throws, grappling and pretty much everything but avoiding any shots to the head. Everyone loves this kind of training and its also a good way of seeing if you can implement any of the throws and techniques that you learn in the syllabus.

On Sunday 20th March 2016, adult students form the Aldenham dojo attended ATW (Advance training wing) along side the senior grades from Honbu to go through their bi-monthly training. It was a great day as always with lots of sweat and hard work from everyone. In tradition we finished off the day with a group meal (train together, eat together) just before the meal we had just enough time to relax with a nice swim and Sauna, which really finished the day off.

Ready for a swim and sauna

Ready for a swim and sauna

We have the Children’s Championships fast approaching on Sunday 22nd May 2016 but this event is not just for the children and is open to anyone from the age of 4 years and up. The adults will be doing a knockdown style, so start thinking about it if you fancy your chances of winning.

Next month we have The British Martial Arts award on Saturday 16th April when a big gathering of us will be attending to see if we receive an award. Catch up with us next month to see what happened.

If you want to know any further information, please do not hesitate to look at Soke’s Facebook page or contact Soke at home. Soke has paid for the tickets and hotel so can everyone in attendance, if you have not done so already – please square this away.

At the end of a great ATW

At the end of a great ATW

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

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 son/daughters 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.

Alistair Tuhrim learning some new techniques

Alistair Tuhrim learning some new techniques

Sensei Del Shannon breaking some techniques down.

Sensei Del Shannon breaking some techniques down.

19 Comments on Aldenham (Adult) Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report
March 2016

  1. A great month!

  2. Osu Sensei
    A great report and another great month

  3. Lou Panteli Sempai // April 18, 2016 at 2:51 pm // Reply

    Great read Sensei. Looks like it’s pretty full-on as per usual at Aldenham.

  4. jack o'brien // April 15, 2016 at 1:02 pm // Reply

    Osu Sensei,

    Great report.

    Sempai Jack

  5. Sam gladdy // April 15, 2016 at 7:57 am // Reply

    Another good month gone. Great report sensei. Good training osu!

  6. Great dojo. Well done!

  7. Del Shannon Sensei // April 14, 2016 at 9:16 am // Reply

    Great training everyone, well done…!

  8. Tom Garvin // April 12, 2016 at 4:18 pm // Reply

    Nice report Sensei. Thank you for an amazing month at Aldenham. Training for everyone has been good.

  9. Patrick Davis // April 12, 2016 at 4:12 pm // Reply

    I missed a great months training. The bug really put me under. Recovered and glad to be back, looking forward to April! Osu!

  10. Ous sensei
    Was a really great month for training and really enjoyed every session !! Looking forward to this months fair share.

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