Firstly I would just like to say a big well done to Preyan Sen and Barney Curnow for their hard work this month. Because of that they were awarded the student of the month award. Well done boys.
The infant class in Borehamwood have spent the last month in very high spirits after their successes at the National championships. I would like to say well done to everyone who took part in the competition. You were all amazing, and I am extremely proud of all of you.
The students have worked very well together and it has been noticed there is a real team ethic within the class. The class this month have been concentrating on the shoulder arm lock. This is an excellent technique used to control an opponent after they have attacked from a variety of ways, particularly a straight punch.
The class have also been working hard on improving their fitness, as it is never too early to get ready for the next gradings! The class has ended each week with lots of fitness tests and grappling and a few extra fitness tests to really make sure.
The Junior class also competed excellently in the recent national championships. Every student that attended should be very proud of themselves and I’m sure will be excited for the next one. The class have continued practising grappling at the start of every lesson and despite the championships being finished; the children have maintained their wonderful hard work.
Following these tough warm ups the children have been practising wrist locks. These are defences against attacks such as grabs of the lapel and punches. The students have all worked very hard to make sure these techniques are learnt perfectly as it is very likely they will appear in the next grading.
The teenagers have been training hard for their fast approaching grading in June. Everyone is starting to get nervous and anxious for the day to come. In preparation we have been practicing syllabus. The white belts who have recently joined us have been itching to try and go for their grading!! They have no idea what to expect!!! We have also been doing some fun exercises, such as fireman’s carry’s and piggy back races. The class have enjoyed this, it give them a break from the syllabus. Good luck to everyone who is grading I know you will be excellent.