Borehamwood (Adult) Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report
February 2016

Who’s hiding the roses?

Who’s hiding the roses?

This month I would like to say a big well come to Marcel Fillips who has started and is really enjoying himself getting fitter and learning at the same time. I would also like to welcome back to the dojo Alex Dacre. Alex started back in 2011 and due to work had to stop but missing Ishin Ryu and loving Ju Jitsu has come back and has picked off where he left. It is amazing to have you both in the dojo and to teach and train with you it is my honour.

The Borehamwood dojo have been mixing it up this month with some technique work, mat conditioning and grappling work having all the class grappling and working with each other it gives the class a good strong bound, and what better way to get to know someone than having them on top of you trying to lock your arm or stick a finger up your nose.

Also this month the senior grades and Yudansha travelled up to the Honbu dojo in Caston for the first ATW (Advanced Training Wing) of the year. This day gets all the brown belts and black belts all together to go over any questions about our Ju Jitsu and to make sure everyone is doing the same thing and we are keeping our standards at the right level of perfection.

Adult class getting some grappling time

Adult class getting some grappling time

Soke covered everything from a Kit inspection the does and do not’s in the dojo and to make sure that all the students are doing the same. To finish off the day we all went out for dinner as we do after every Training day. “ we train together we eat together”

Also this month we have been working on everyone’s syllabus ready for the summer grading’s, having everyone training hard on weapon work and throws. The yellow belts going to orange have been perfecting the side handle baton and the basic half shoulder throw.

Also the adults have been mixing in with the teenager’s as most of them are as big as the adults. This has been working well having them working alongside each other I have seen a big improvement in the teenager’s attitude and focus on their training.

Soke and Sempai Patrick showing the group how it’s done.

Soke and Sempai Patrick showing the group how it’s done.

To finish off this month we had an emergency first aid course held at the Honbu dojo with students from white belt up to Soke himself attending, we also had some of the teenagers and their mums and dads on the course as this is a very interesting course and is a requirement to grade from purple belt upwards. Everyone learned so much and with some CPR training and learning to bandage someone up. This course is every 3 years so the next course will be 2019.

This month has been an outstanding month and the dojo spirt has been amazing. I would like to take this time to thank everyone for training hard and keep it up. The hardest part of training is walking in to the dojo.

Sempai Sam helping Sempai Jack untie poor Sempai Mike.

Sempai Sam helping Sempai Jack untie poor Sempai Mike.

Please remember that all the dates are going up on the website and please keep a look out and add to your calendar. Already we have loads of events coming up and we want to know as soon as possible who can go so the Yudansha can sort out all the admin for Soke. As we don’t want to leave any one out or forget to pick someone up. Admin is very important please make sure you are up to date on payments and everything is up to date.

Alistair doesn’t want to let go of Sempai Sam.

Alistair doesn’t want to let go of Sempai Sam.

Please visit our website 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!

Harvey getting some CPR training in

Harvey getting some CPR training in

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…

Many thanks,
Tom Garvin Sensei

Search training with the Yellow belts

Search training with the Yellow belts

Both teenager and adult class grappling

Both teenager and adult class grappling

Harvey giving the kiss of life

Harvey giving the kiss of life


16 Comments on Borehamwood (Adult) Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report
February 2016

  1. Kaajal Hirji // March 30, 2016 at 9:24 pm // Reply

    Great report and interesting photos! Also, really enjoy the fact that every lesson is different from the last! Never a dull moment!

  2. Sarah Shaw // March 27, 2016 at 8:04 pm // Reply

    Great report, really good sessions! Love the photos that where taken 🙂

  3. Osu Sensei!
    Great report – good to see many people at training keep it up 🙂

  4. Nice report.

  5. Del Shannon Sensei // March 18, 2016 at 11:31 am // Reply

    Nice report Sensei

    Its been a busy month for the senior grades.

    Good to see everyone enjoying training… 🙂


  6. Great months training as always Sensei. The club is going from strength to strength.

  7. Callum Crick // March 16, 2016 at 10:53 pm // Reply

    Great report sensei

  8. Sam gladdy // March 16, 2016 at 1:44 pm // Reply

    Osu. Nice report, Sensei. Great class as always!

    Sempai Sam, Borehamwood

  9. Nice features I’ve received this month! 🙂

  10. Looks cool Sensei

  11. Alex Dacres // March 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm // Reply

    Osu Sensei

    It’s good to be back training. Thoroughly enjoying myself. A big thanks to everyone at Ishin Ryu for the warm welcome.


  12. Ous Sensei
    Loving training to its fullest but still finding that half shoulder a little tricky ;), cant wait to get back on the mat ous!!

  13. Love the kiss of life Harvey

  14. Great photos! Nice to see my uke looks in more pain in the photo than he did while training!

  15. Adam Jacobs // March 16, 2016 at 11:12 am // Reply

    Nice reporto and so much going on!

    Adam J

  16. Dojo spirt has been amazing and everyone has been working hard. Keep it up everyone and look forward to next months training.

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