During the month of October, most students handed their adult Gi tops into headquarters so they could be sent off to get the back of their collars embroidered with the name “Ishin Ryu,” with all nearly done this will make a great picture when away on a seminar.
As you are all aware Soke had to cancel this year’s Shochu Geiko for personal reasons but was left in astonishment when Sensei Andy and Sheila invited Soke out for a meal in Norwich to celebrate his 50th anniversary within martial Arts. As you can imagine Soke was overwhelmed by their invitation and accepted. Behind the scenes, other arrangements had been made for the senior grades to meet in location and celebrate together.
Thinking nothing of it, Soke came through the door and was completely dumbfounded by what had gone on – his face was a picture to be seen. With all the greetings done, we sat down to have a fantastic meal and a few drinks. The evening was a success and Soke went home one happy bunny! CONGRATULATIONS SOKE!
As for training goes within the club, students have been working hard on fitness, syllabus and all things Ishin Ryu. Grading is fast approaching and some students have taken the opportunity to train on other nights or at other clubs which brings new faces with a different location.
Anniversary dinner is coming up so everyone please start arranging your hotel rooms if you are planning to stay. As always this will be a fantastic evening with great food, live entertainment and a chance to meet all student’s, friends and families that they choose to bring along. Please note: if you phone up to book your hotel room, don’t forget to tell them that you will be attending the Ishin Ryu Jiu Jutsu evening and you will get your hotel room at the discounted price. Don’t leave it to the last minute, you don’t want to be staying at another hotel and end up traveling after you’ve had a few too many. There’s also a great breakfast to start your day off which is included in the price. Tickets will be available soon…
Headquarters have new Ishin Ryu Jiu Jitsu bag gloves back in stock, the cost of these bag gloves has gone up slightly since last time but still at a fantastic price of £25. If you require a pair, please phone headquarters or alternatively see me at the club.
Keep training hard guys and I look forward to seeing you all in November for another great month!
If you are interested and curious to what Ishin Ryu Jiu Jitsu is all about, please do hesitate to visit our website below, alternatively you can ring our headquarters on 01953 483795 where you can speak directly to our chief instructor Kevin Pell Sensei.
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.
Please also have a look at the calendar to see upcoming events so you can plan ahead… You can also now 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…
Del Shannon Sensei & Kevin Pell Sensei