I would like to start this month of by saying a big well did to Hadiyyah Belhachemi in the infant class and Adrian Mordi in the junior class for becoming this month’s student of the month. Both students have worked extremely hard with helping the lower belts with their training and also working hard on their own training with some amazing moves I can see that they have come a long way from last year. Keep up the good work.
The students in Friday’s Infant class in Bushey have been working exceptionally hard as they prepare for their grading’s. They have begun every lesson by practising their breakfalls and learning some of the basic history of the club. Following this, we have started to perfect their defence from front strangles which will be the key to progressing to their next belt. The hold-downs which they have been learning are slowly but surely getting better and soon I bet they will be two top students! Well done boys and keep up the good work.
The junior class have also been training in order to be ready for the upcoming gradings. During the class, we have been concentrating on their fitness, particularly whilst being thrown. This is due to the need for excellent stamina and mental strength to be able to keep getting back to your feet whilst being thrown repeatedly. Since the main techniques that will appear in the gradings are the guard escapes and Reclining Leg Throw this will be an essential asset.
All of the instructors have been very impressed by the attitudes the students have been showing, especially Ashley Lord and Richie Lord who have been training with great focus. We have also been taking part in some stand-up grappling which the class has been enjoying a lot.
And finally in the teenager class we have been working hard on ground work and picking on the basic ways to move around on the floor everyone has been working hard on this and putting it into practice with loads of grappling and everyone is having loads of fun with that.
Please remember that the gradings will be held on Friday 11th November 2016 make sure that all your admin is handed in and everything ready before the grading day.
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