Congratulations to Oliver Eaves (Infant class), and Kearan Badgery (Junior Class) for receiving student of the month for October 2015. Oliver has made a cracking start and continues to perform every lesson, likewise goes for Kearan. Nice to see you both working hard!
I would like to welcome Ruby Ghioc, Daniel and Sebastian Beszczynski to the infant class – all our new students have settled in really well and are enjoying classes.
This month the infant and junior classes worked on a defence from a kick – the younger infant class performed a basic form of the technique to allow them to grasp it easy; they would finish off with a controlled take down. The junior class would do the same start but finish off with a takedown, ankle lock and nice controlled axe kick. The children really enjoyed this and were keen to practice this many times
We have also enjoyed working on defences from leg scissors, first of all I would get the student that was lying on the floor to learn and perform the leg scissors to try and control their partner whilst the person caught between the legs to escape using their elbows to press down on the inside of the crossed legs. They all quickly learnt that once caught in the right place that it could be quite painful but some students preferred to laugh the pain off – there were also some cool looking faces… they would finish off the technique by getting out of the legs and getting to side control.
We decided to work on the student’s front and rear breakfalls. Most students struggle with landing on to their forearms; they tend to use just their hands and if allowed to do so will create a bad habit; if they fall outside they then run the risk of unfortunately damaging their wrists, so we made a big emphasis on trying to get it right. The back breakfall is also an essential part of their breakfalls and used whilst performing their defences against a kick.
This month Ishin Ryu placed on another event called “Family Fun Day,” this was an evening where parents could come onto the mat with their child/children and get a little hot and sweaty and try do what their children do on a week-to-week basis. All in all, it was a fantastic evening with parents really enjoying themselves. Each parent that came onto the mat would contribute £5 to participate; all money raised went to our charity “Hounds For Heroes,” (http://houndsforheroes.com) I would like to say thank you for all those that participated – your donation is going to a fantastic cause.
Next month we have the children’s gradings and presentations, good luck to you all – you have paced a lot of effort into your training…
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