Firstly I would just like to say congratulations to our Students of the Month, Lewis Bowen Berslin and Mia Langston for being Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu Student of the month for April. Well done you have both earned this award.
The Infant class in Bushey Dojo have spent the last month in training for the national championships. You have done really well, and both me and Sempai Tom are proud of you all. I am already looking forward to seeing you all compete.
The Infants have been enjoying their lessons this month, with a mixture of techniques and games and fitness. We have been learning shoulder arm locks for the Infants next grading. Alfie Fish has been training hard and is perfectly executing these techniques. When it is time for fitness the whole class is up for it. 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 Jasper Cowan who has demonstrated some excellent press ups. Well done and keep up the good work.
The Junior class have also been training towards the national championships. We are hoping for loads of medals to come out from the Bushey Dojo and it will be great to see so many happy faces at the national championships. Every student that attends should be very proud of themselves – it’s a great achievement just to turn up and represent you dojo.
Following a tough warm up 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, are 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 of 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 me and Sempai Tom would like to wish you all good luck; I know you will all be great.
Next month we are going to be concentrating on shoulder arm locks in preparation for the up and coming gradings. Next thing we know they will be here.
I would just like to remind everyone that the national championships will be taking place on 17th May so if you want to enter make sure you hand all the relevant information before the 9th May. I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone good luck to everyone taking part.