Firstly I would like to say a huge congratulation to Jessica Magromallis and William Ivory who are both the Student Of The Month for November – well done everyone keep up the good work.
The infant class in Bushey Dojo have spent the last month in training for the national gradings. 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 infants 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.
Both Sempai Tom and I would like to wish you all good luck; we know you will all be great.