I would like to start this month’s report off by saying a big well done to Ralph Travers on becoming student of the month for the infant class. He has been working so hard in every lesson and has come a long way since he started. I know he has become a very good martial artist and has true Ishin Ryu spirt. He always enjoys his lessons and loves grappling, well done Ralph keep up the good work.
I would also like to say a big well done to Ramtin Tavakoli for becoming student of the month in the junior class.
Ramtin has been a brilliant student being one of the highest grades in the class he helps everyone in the class and all the students look up to him. I have to say Ramtin is an outstanding student and a lovely kid to teach. Keep up the good work every one and I look forward to seeing who will be the student of the month for August.
The Saturday Borehamwood Jiu Jitsu class have been really well behaved, in spite of the fact that that the summer holidays are coming up. All the students have been working so hard on every part of Jiu Jitsu from bowing in and out of the Dojo to shaking hands with their partners after training. They have grown up so much and I am so happy with all of them.
With the grading’s going on this month, the infants have been learning some hold downs on the ground and also basic fighting stances and blocks from standing, which is teaching them how to use their left and right hands.
It is amazing to see all of the students picking this up so quickly and when it came to showing the moves on the grading day it was a proud moment for the students who found it hard to do.
One big part of the grading’s this time was fitness and grappling with all the kids running to find different partners to train with for grappling. This lets everyone have a chance to work with each other in the class. I know that the class bonds better and makes it fun for the kids as well.
Most of fitness tests started off with six press ups and sit ups, we pushed it up to ten for the high belts with rounds of fast grappling trying to hold each over down.
I am so proud of this class they have worked so hard on their grading work and fitness it was outstanding to see all of the kids working so hard with their Ju Jitsu.
The junior class are one of the best classes I have ever seen, they work so hard and I know we have some very special students in the class that will make amazing Ishin Ryu black belts one day. To start this month off with a grading is not easy and the junior class had no problems what so ever with amazing fitness and the high belts doing twenty-five press ups, sit ups, leg raises and burpees it soon ended up the whole class wanted to do the same, I for one was not going to stop them with the white belts keeping up with the blue belts I thought it was outstanding.
The juniors had to do different self-defence moves from agent a wall, also ground grappling, standing up grappling and some basic moves from old grading’s. The students showed some brilliant techniques and some of the students could show the adult students a thing or two.
With all that aside came the hard part of Ishin Ryu history with every grading we do it is not just about the fitness or the moves it comes down to knowing what you are learning, and the kids did not disappoint. With everyone passing with flying colours Sempai Jack, Mark Howell and I could not ask for much more form both the infant class and the junior class.
With the teenager grading’s out of the way and everyone looking nice and smart in their new belts, we had some fun and played around with some techniques from different belts in our syllabus, some techniques from the high belts and some techniques that they already know. I know that all the guys enjoyed doing some new locks and throws from the high belts you could see Daniel Blackman getting stuck in with some amazing outta wheels on Jack Morse and Lucas Badu.
With that in mind we got all the students to write down five ways in which someone might attack you or try to grab you and then we would go over some moves that could help. This was brilliant all the students came up with loads of different ideas and we played around with some good moves and different finishes to moves.
To finish this month off I would like to say a big well done to all the students for all their hard work, Also a big thank you to all the parents for their support, as without them we wouldn’t have amazing students to train. I would like to say one more thank you and that is to Mark Howell and Sempai Jack for helping out week in and week out. Mark Howell has been coming down every Saturday and helping out for so many years now and he is a big help, without him at the dojo I wouldn’t know what to do.
Classes are still running every week over the summer holidays. We have loads of fun activity’s going on over the summer holidays so don’t miss out on all the fun.
Next month we will be working on more ground work with the kids and also going over some new throws to add to the take downs for grappling.
Please remember that all clubs are open over the summer holidays we go throughout the whole year. If you are going away on holiday have a lovely time and I can’t wait to see you back in the dojo.
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