Congratulations to Hugh Major (Infant class), Seth Freeman (1st Junior class), Aryan Jolly (2nd Junior class) all three students have shown great progress in class, well done to you all!
At the start of April we had Easter Monday. Classes were still on and we continued training. Not only was it Easter Monday, it was school half term and many were away. The classes were very light so we decided to set the children loose on an assault course. The children used their Ju Jitsu skills to help them around, and we timed each group to see who could get the best possible result. During the lesson the students also had a quick practice at throwing me with stomach throw on the crash mat, which they thoroughly enjoyed.
The following week we started to learn “Tai-Otoshi,” (body drop). To help the children with learning this technique I used spare belts as aids. One side would go first pulling their partner down the tracks whilst the other side gave a little resistance; they would then move their legs so that both were on the outside of the tracks and using their partners forward motion to pull over their legs, thus creating the throw…
The Infant and Junior classes practiced this whilst Sempai Jack O’Brien and myself moved around the mat to help with any little struggles.
As the weeks went on I added different techniques depending on the group. The Infant class practiced their body drop throw into a pin, whilst the junior class started on an arm bar. During the lessons we had lots of practice at standing grappling to see if we could implement these techniques.
During the first week of the month, the teenager class had no training as the leisure centre was closed at 8.00pm due to Easter Monday. The following weeks we commenced with syllabus and paired them up within their belt categories. Gabriel Van Wyk and Tosin Oparinde worked with Daniel Davis from the Adult class as they were doing the same techniques and more than capable of training with him.
Tolu Oparinde, Jessica Marshall, Matthew Thoumine and Joseph Conlon have had to take a little time away from the class due to studying for their exams. Good luck to you all!
Kye Cunningham is moving away so unfortunately will not be able to make the commute to the club. I wish Kye and his family the very best of luck for the future!
Rory and Alexander Goldsmith have settling into the teenager class after moving from the juniors and are both starting to learn their techniques.
Next month we have Ishin Ryu’s British Championships being held in Thetford, Norfolk that will be a packed event, with challengers coming from all over the country to compete to be the champion in their weight category. Good luck to all the students entering from the Bushey Monday Ju Jitsu club!
Please remember, if you wish to enter, all entries must be handed in by Saturday 9th May 2015.
I would like to wish Sempai Tom Garvin the best of luck with his Shodan grading next month on May 24th & 25th 2015, lets hope your hard work has paid off… GOOD LUCK!