Borehamwood Saturday Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report, October 2014

This month has been a good month for the Saturday Borehamwood Ju Jitsu club with all the infant and junior classes all getting ready for their up and coming grading’s. With the Ishin Ryu family fun night coming up both classes having been working hard on their throws and basic moves. The night will also raise money for are Ishin Ryu charity Hounds for Hero’s.

Junior class new belts

Junior class new belts

I would like to welcome all the new students to the infant class who have settled in well and very quickly picked up the basic breakfalls and fighting stances. The infant class have been going over throws with different hold downs as part of their grading and they are having loads of fun throwing each other around. This class has a massive turn out of mums and dads who come on to the mat to train with their kids. The adults do the same as their children – from warming up with a game of zombies and stuck in the mud to learning how to do a front roll. They also learned some grappling holds to use on their kids in grappling!

The junior class had loads of fun bringing mums and dads and even Nan on the mat for the family fun night. Showing their parents what they learn and have to do in a lesson is always a great experience for kids and parents alike.
The class started off with a warm up and breakfalls with mums and dads joining in. We also did some team games with mum, dad and students all competing against each other. This included different ways of running to the end of the dojo and different exercises – it quickly became clear that the parents really wanted to win! We then moved on with the students showing their parents the grading moves that they are learning for their next belt. This involved throws and some strangles from the floor – which all the kids enjoyed practicing on their parents. To finish off the lesson we got everyone on the floor for some grappling and fitness.

The Teenage class have been doing really well working hard on their basic throws with orange belts working together on their next belt, which will be in December. With all the kids working so hard, it was great to have all their mums and dads on the mat to show them what they do in a lesson. The teenagers and the parents started off with a nice warm up, some basic fitness and some breakfalls. We then went over some self-defence moves after which the students trained with their parents with everyone doing really well and having great fun!. Sempai Jack also taught the adults some ground holds so they can grapple with their children. To finish off the lesson we got everyone in one line and did some fitness including press ups, sit ups, burpees and more grappling.

 Junior student of the month Taylor Sheehan

Junior student of the month Taylor Sheehan

Infant student of the month Benjamin Alabaster

Infant student of the month Benjamin Alabaster

Sempai Jack showing a brilliant move

Sempai Jack showing a brilliant move

The kids showing some amazing fitness together

The kids showing some amazing fitness together

Happy infant class with new belts

Happy infant class with new belts