Firstly I would like to say a huge congratulation to Akshan Joshi and Oliver Freeman who are our student of the month for January well done boys keep up the good work. I hope you all have a had a good Christmas and a very happy new year, and it’s good to be back!
The infants have been enjoying their lessons this month, with a mixture of techniques, games and fitness. We have been learning shoulder arm locks for the infants which they are all doing really well. We have also been working hard to improve our fitness. Press ups, sit ups and burpees – the class are working hard on improving their fitness, as it is never too early to get ready for the next gradings! The class has ended each week with lots of fitness tests and grappling and a few extra fitness tests to really make sure. I would like to say well done to Kara Tsangaris who has demonstrated some excellent Press Up’s. Well done and keep up the good work.
The junior class competed excellently in the recent gradings. We have had loads of new belts come out from the Bushey Dojo and it was great to see so many happy faces. Every student that graded should be very proud of themselves and I’m sure will be excited for the next one.
The class have been training hard and been taking part in some hard warm up’s. Following these tough warm ups the children have been practising wrist locks. These are defences against attacks such as grabs of the lapel and punches. The students have all worked very hard to make sure these techniques are learnt perfectly as it is very likely they will appear in the next grading. I think the next grading is going to be a good one.
Lastly the teenager class, with their grading coming up fast and furious, the class are starting to get nervous, this will be the first grading for the teenagers as the class has only recently opened. No one is sure on what the grading will be like, but they know it’s going to be hard. In preparation for this the class have been learning their white belt syllabus and keeping themselves fit. We have also been practicing loads of stand-up grappling which the class enjoy. Both I and Sempai Tom would like to wish you all good luck; I know you will all be great.