I would like to say again a big well done to Reyah Patel on becoming September’s student of the month. Reyah has not missed a lesson and she has been working so hard – well done Reyah keep it up. I would like to say a big well done to Ethan Esteban on also gaining student of the month. He has not missed a lesson is always willing to learn and help other students out all the time well done and keep up the good work.
And finally, in the second junior class, I would like to say a big well done to Milo Sinclair for becoming the student of the month for the junior class. I know he has been working hard with his best friend and they both try their best. Well done to all the student of the month’s – everyone has been working hard and it is so hard to pick.
This month has been an action packed month for the students, even with the summer holidays coming to an end; the students have been working super hard. It shows in their training with the classes filling up we can focus a lot more on the basic moves and perfecting them. With the infant class, we have been going over a lot of moving around on the ground, pulling and pushing are partners getting them to the floor and holding them down. All the students are really enjoying this, and getting to work with each over makes it so much fun.
I know everyone is enjoying the grappling and everyone wants to grapple with me and at the moment everyone is beating me – Help! With all the students really enjoying the grappling we put the exercises into some games we played – super sumo, stuck in the mud and also bull dog. All the games had grappling involved trying to hold their partner down pull them to the floor or even just going over some of the hold downs they have learned.
Both junior classes have been working a lot more on self-defence and throwing with the class really getting stuck in. With loads of different attacks from a grab from behind, in front and even someone strangling them. This is more advanced work for the students but this class works so hard and can be pushed a lot more, and have loads of fun. Loan Henry and Ethan Esteban getting stuck into the front strangles and showing some fast defences and amazing strike. With all the hard work the students have been putting in we put all their work into action with games with some stand-up bull dog and super sumo all the kids found out how easy it is to take someone down when they are moving to you and grabbing you.
To finish all the month we done a lot of fitness and different exercise working on different parts on the body mainly legs and arms, and to do this we played a game I use to love this as a kid, it was called “tug of war” this uses your legs and arms to pull your partner away from their finish line. Throughout the month teenage students performed their breakfalls working from one side of the mat to the other. They soon found this quite tiring but it really helped especially for the more junior students. We also performed some minute drills with throws.
Working in pair’s one person would go first and try and complete as many throws as possible before swapping over and letting their partner have a go. This was very tiring and disorientating but a fabulous way to condition yourself to being thrown many times, something you find you will always need. Syllabus was also a big factor this month as it’s not going to be long before the winter gradings are upon us!
With the summer holidays over it will be good to see everyone back in the dojo and working hard. Please remember all your kit and water and progress cards for each lesson.
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