I would like to say a big well done to Jaiden Joshi on becoming student of the month for July. I know he has been trying so hard with training and he is always willing to help other students in the class. Well done Jaiden keep up the good work. I would also like to say a big well done to Aaron Kinch for becoming the junior student of the month. He is a hard worker and I know that he is really enjoying his training. Aaron always puts 100% in to everything he does and never gives up. Well done Aaron keep up the good work and keep training hard.
I look forward to seeing who will be student of the month for next month – will it be you?
This month has been a busy one for the Bushey dojo with everyone working hard, and getting excited for their grading, where they will be tested on the moves they have learnt over the past four months and show true Ishin Ryu spirit. With loads of hard work over the past months it is now time for the infant class to put it in to action.
The class started off so well that I had a good feeling that this would be one of the best gradings this class have ever undertaken. Running to lineup for the start of the lesson with Kara Tsangaris being the highest grade in the class, calling up to get everyone in formation. Kara is a white brown belt grading to black white and she has come a long way in her training.
With the line-up completed we got straight in to the grading with a warm up and fitness with loads of amazing press ups, sit ups, star jumps and running the kids soon got every part of the body nice and warm. We made sure that the students had loads of water as well because they were working very hard.
Some of the moves the kids have been learning for their grading have been basic self-defence moves from a punch, a push and also someone trying to hold them down on the floor. With quick reactions the class completed all five moves perfectly, followed by loads of fitness and some grappling on the floor.
With some of the lower belts showing me all I needed to see I got them to sit down, and watch the high grades going over some of the basic hold downs and also stand up grappling, trying to throw their partner down and hold them on the floor. Nikhil Chadda and Akshaan Joshi went out to the front of the class and had to do some more stand up grappling and showing me basic fighting stances hold downs and some outstanding press ups which I could not fault.
To finish off the grading, we went over some history questions about Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu as it is important to know the history of the martial art you are training in and I am pleases to say all the students hands where shooting up at every question.
I have to say the class worked so hard and they put 100% in each week, well done everyone on an outstanding grading.
This month the junior class have been training hard getting ready for their grading. With the gradings coming up quickly it was a scary time for everyone but as soon as the day arrived it was like a normal lesson other than that I was dressed up all smart in my federation dress and not in my dogi. With an outstanding grading form the infant class it was time for the juniors to kick butt as well.
We started the grading off with a history and knowledge test first making sure that all the kids are up to scratch with their Ishin Ryu Jiu Jitsu history and making sure they understand that doing a marital art isn’t just about throwing each other around and punching and kicking – it’s much more than that.
Once that was out of the way we moved it up a gear and got into the warm up and fitness with the yellow belts grading to yellow black doing an amazing 15 press ups, sit ups, leg raises and burpees each. After the fitness tests they took part in a few rounds of grappling from a kneeling and standing position, which they aced!
I am very pleased to say that everyone passed with flying colours and that I am so proud of all the juniors – it’s become an amazing club with fantastic students and I am proud to be their instructor.
Classes are still running every week over the summer holidays. We have loads of fun activity’s going on over the summer holidays so don’t miss out on all the fun.
Next month we are going to be doing some striking and more grappling work. With some fun exciting throws using the crash matt
Please make sure that you still bring your progress cards to lesson. Even with the summer holidays in full swing we are still running are normal lessons.
Please visit our website www.ishinryu.com as much as possible as I submit reports every month about the students training during the previous month. This is a great opportunity to see if you have been mentioned or appear in a photo.
We also have the new calendar page where you can have a look at upcoming events so you can plan ahead. You can also leave feedback on each of the reports or comment on your son/daughters club and share them to your Facebook pages.
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Kevin Pell Sensei & Tom Garvin Sensei