During the month of September, I was delighted to present Amber Jackson with an award for completing her star card. This doesn’t happen very often so a bit more time was taken to get a plaque made up for Amber. Amber trains twice a week and like myself, she is a little petite, but doesn’t let that get in the way of things. Amber loves her Jiu Jutsu lessons, competes regularly at our annual Children’s National Championships and gets involved whenever she can. She is a pleasure to teach and brings plenty of smiles to class each week. Well done Amber, an exceptional effort.
With September now over, everyone is back at school and in their routine. Jiu Jitsu. Summer is always a little thin on the grounds but those that continue their training get a more thorough lesson. September has been great for the club; new students are giving their first lesson “FREE” to give them a good feel to the class without costing their parents a penny.
Student of the month this time around was awarded to Max Mastlenkov in the infant class and Amber Jackson in the junior class. Both work hard and make physical fitness seem easy at times. Great role models for other students. Well-done to the pair of you.
The new black uniform is settling in well with all the students and the parents -being a parent myself I understand how difficult it can be to keep those white Gi’s “white”. The new Gi is technically designed so much better than the previous one.
Made from polycotton, it gives the user a good blend of polyester and cotton. The cotton has good moisture absorbing properties and the polyester has non-ironing properties which help the parents when it comes to those ironing chores and the suits do not shrink.
That wasn’t enough for Kevin Pell Sensei (Founder and chief instructor) he wanted to make it that much stronger so decided to have it triple stitched with nylon thread to make the whole suite tougher and finished off with an embroidered logo on the back of the Gi and on the front of the lapel.
Lots have been happening over the course of the month with medals and awards been giving out but as for training we have been working on a variety of techniques. Those classical school yard bully techniques where your enticed to shake hands with a bully only to find out that he’s not been to nice and wants to hurt you that little bit more.
So we worked on a few hand shake moves, varied depending on classes. We then took it a little stage further when they managed to get you into a headlock and try get the students to interact a little bit and act out as a bully.
Fitness is always on the gender as it keeps everyone fit and healthy. Blind folds came out again whilst practicing kneeling grappling to see how everyone copes when you are giving a little bit of a handicap. It’s been a great month and good to see you all back at training.
Please keep practicing your belt tying techniques and if you can already tie your belt, make it a little harder by closing your eyes or try tying a belt on someone else. I look forward to see your demonstrations in class.
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!
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Del Shannon Sensei & Kevin Pell Sensei