I would like to start this month of by saying a big well done to Kara Tsangaris in the infant class and Alya Rees in the junior class for becoming this November’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 girls.
The infant class in the Bushey Dojo have spent the last month training for the national grading’s. They have all worked extremely hard and I have to say it paid off.
The infants have been enjoying their lessons, with a mixture of techniques, games, and fitness. We have been learning major outer reaps and knee wheels for the infant’s next grading. Alfie Fish has been training hard and is perfectly executing these techniques.
Each week, the class has ended with fitness tests, 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 throws. Keep up the good work.
As the gradings came close the infants became anxious and wanted to get it over and done with. We started off with a warm up then moved straight into the throws and then fitness. By the end everyone was hot sweaty and relived when we said they had all passed it was a great grading and I’m extremely proud of the whole class.
The junior class have continued practising grappling as a warm up, before moving on to major outer reap throws and body drops, and finishing with a hold down. The students have all worked hard to make sure these techniques are perfect as they were in the next grading.
On the day, all of the children were excited, and performed extremely well. Well done to everyone.
Lastly, the teenager class, with their grading coming up fast, the class started to get nervous. This was the first grading for the teenagers as a class, which 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 a lot of stand-up grappling which the class enjoy.
I would like to wish you all good luck; I know you will all be great.
In December the club will be closed for two weeks for Christmas and New Year’s. Please see below the last lesson of the year and the first lesson back.
Last lesson of the year is: Friday 18th December 2015
First lesson back in the New Year is: Friday 8th December 2016
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.
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Tom Garvin Sensei