This month’s report from the Brandon Dojo is taken up with our charity event for Hounds for Heroes – a Family fun night! The evening started with the arrival of the students along with some very nervous parents who had no idea what was about to happen to them!
It was time to get them warmed up for some good old Ishin Ryu fun. By the time we had finished the warm up the parents were asking for a water break and more.
To make it easier for the parents we did breakfalls on the crash mats, this really brings the child out of the adults. They get really into it and at one point there was some syncretised breakfalls going on. It was hilarious to watch and my daughter Jessica couldn’t stop laughing.
The students really wanted to do grappling with their parents so they could show them how good they were. It was great to watch the student having so much fun with their parents and the parents took it very seriously. To finish the infant session they all wanted the good old ZOMBIE GAME. The dads really got into it and did some great takedowns on each other. Tired, hot and sweaty the parents crawled of the mats with a kind of smile on their faces.
It was next up for the junior session with plenty of parents, sons and daughters joining the session. We started with a warm up with SAS, casualty drag which the parents really liked – NOT!. Once they were completely tired out we moved onto some self-defence techniques and grappling.
It was amazing how quick the two hours passed by. I think many of the parents were very happy when the sessions were finished.
I would like to thank all the parents for giving up their time and to the students for raising money for our new charity Hounds for Heroes.