This month I would like to start off by saying a big well done to our two students of the month. Both students have shown amazing skill in the dojo and they have grown as little samurai. In the infant class student of the month goes to James Ashby. In the junior class student of the month goes to Katie Law. Two amazing students that work hard every lesson and put in everything they have. Well done you two keep up the good work.
This month the students have been getting ready for the children’s championships on the 22nd May. All the kids have been working on stand up grappling and also different hold downs for the infants and locks and strangles for the junior and teenager classes. I have to say that the championships went down really well, so many students from the Bushey class won medals, and I am so proud of every one of them that took part.
For most of the Friday class this was their first time competing at the championships and the parents were amazing supporting the club and everyone from Bushey.
The infant class have been learning how to throw someone by sweeping the leg and getting them off balance. With this in mind most of the students found this quite easy and fun throwing each other to the floor is fun to do. Once we had practiced we used the throw in a good old game of stuck in the mud. With the kids running around throwing each other and getting stuck in the fear factor of getting thrown went away and I saw some outstanding throws.
By the end of each lesson we finished with rounds of grappling from standing and also from kneeing getting the kids use to throwing someone that is trying to throw back, and also trying to hold someone down when they don’t want to be pinned down.
All in all I am so proud of the Bushey class they have been working so hard and it has shown. The juniors have been doing the same thing but adding some more throws in to the mix with a shoulder throw and once down to the floor finishing the fight with an arm lock or a chock, and I am amazed how much fun this has been and how much the kids have been taking it in.
In all the rounds of grappling as soon as someone got their partner to the floor arm locks were flying on and if someone rolled on to the front a chock was right in the mix. The students have out done them self’s, and they all love doing the locks and the chocks and can’t get enough of them. To finish each lesson off we have mixed different fitness tests in to grappling with rounds of stand up and kneeling and from fight to fight 10 of any exercise to get the blood pumping.
On Sunday 22nd May 2016 Ishin Ryu Jiu Jitsu held the British children’s championships. With students from all over the country competing, it was an outstanding event. So many of our students done so well and I am so proud and honoured to teach you and be your sensei. I would also like to thank all the mums and dads that supported their children but also over students in their class. It is a great honour to have so many amazing people in the dojo students and parent’s.
Please see below a list of the students that won medals:
Infant Hadiyyah Belhachemi – Silver
Infant Jack Baker – Bronze
Infant Nikhil Chadda – Bronze
Junior Nathan Morris British Champion – Gold
Junior Alife Fish – Silver
Junior Joe O’Leary – Silver
Junior Charlie Palmer – Sliver
Junior Charlie Bignell – Bronze
Junior Luke Evans-Shields – Bronze
I would like just to thank all for the support from the championships and it was amazing to see so many students do so well and I can’t wait for the next one.
Next month we will be getting ready for our grading’s in July so getting started on our moves and little bits for July.
On Sunday 17th July Bushey are having an open day and Ishin Ryu will be putting on a demo so if you are around don’t for get to come along and say hello.
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Tom Garvin Sensei