During November we celebrated with Soke Kevin Pell and Sensei Trevor Steward when they were invited to the Martial Arts Hall of Fame to receive their prestigious awards. It was a fantastic evening with all the senior grades in attendance. Soke Kevin Pell was awarded a LIFETIME achievement to martial arts WOW! Sensei Trevor received an award to his dedication to martial arts. Massive congratulations to them both!
I would like to give a warm welcome to Adam Jacobs who has recently joined us. Adam has had some previous Ju Jitsu experience and I hope this will help him on his journey with us. Lamia Soyel and Alasdair Coulter have been settling in really well after moving from the teenager class at Potters Bar. Keep up the hard word, you are doing really well.
Throughout the rest of the month of November students from the Aldenham dojo have been preparing themselves for the adult gradings in December, most training twice a week to mentally and physically prepare them to what is to come.
Sempai Sam has been working with some of the senior grades to put himself through his syllabus to prepare himself for his Shodan grading which is approaching very fast. For two days that he will have to be at the top of his game and show us if he deserves to wear the coveted Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu black belt!
We have the Adult gradings fast approaching in December, can everyone please make sure that they have all equipment and admin ready in advance for the grading, keep up the good work and GOOD LUCK!!
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…
The 2016 Anniversary dinner is fast approaching and will be 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!