On the 17th May 2014 Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu was invited back to Bournehall Primary School to perform demonstrations as part of the days activities for the Spring Fair.
We arrived in location to find stalls being set up to try sell their wares. We had lots of other activities and treats going. There was football on the fields, soak the teacher, BBQ for the adults, sweets for the children and much more.
We positioned our Ju Jitsu stand in the centre of the playground in full view for everyone to see us. With the gazebo set up and mats we were ready to go.
Parents and children started arriving and it wasn’t long before it started filling up.
We had demonstrations throughout the day, which incorporated the children showing a basic warm-up, their forward rolls and breakfalls. During the breakfall stage we got all students showing how they could forward roll over objects of various different sizes, picking up objects whilst doing their rolls. We then asked for a volunteer that would lay down so a student could do a forward roll over them. Sempai Tom Garvin gladly took on this roll and showed the crowd “what a great sport she was”
We showed various other throwing techniques that our young students have been practicing. Oscar Patterson and Alfie Fish from Bushey Friday class performed a demonstration that they have been working on and got everyone cheering.
Seth and Reece Freeman for Bushey Monday class were next and incorporated myself into their demonstration. Both pairs performed excellent with lots of cheers from everyone.
Sempai Tom Garvin and Sempai Jack O’Brien also performed a demonstration showing the crowd how adults train on a week-to-week basis.
The last parts of our demonstrations was performing Kia were you would take vulnerable strikes to your body. The main strikes we used were to the body, neck and groin area which get most men squeezing their legs together and saying “Ooh” with getting a large applause from the crowd we then ask for a volunteer to come have a go to show that we are not holding back on these strikes. Gladdy we had a fireman give a nice strike to Sempai Tom Garvin’s torso. We also had a female volunteer give Sempai Tom Garvin a good kick to his groin. With Sempai Tom giving a big bow, we got a great applause from everyone.
The day was a fantastic event and everyone thoroughly enjoying themselves and we look forward to doing it again next year.
I would like to say massive congratulations for all students and adults that helped out on this day; your support is greatly appreciated!
Sempai Tom Garvin
Sempai Jack O’Brien