For March, Student of the Month was awarded to Emilia Nash from the Infant class who is getting more and more confident with her techniques. The first Junior class was awarded to Harry Edler who has shown great discipline and the second Junior class awarded to Max Tobin for his hard work and determination. Well done to all!
I would like to welcome along to the Infant class Lewis Jones and Heidi Witherell who have settled into the class really well and thoroughly enjoying their training.
During the month of March we practiced our last minute techniques needed before class gradings. I would like to say well done to Anton Jaffe who has made great progress with learning his Ju Jitsu and continues to improve. Hugh Major is quite happy and enjoys training with his class friend and new starter Heidi Witherell.
Amelee Fletcher has settled into the Junior class well, whilst working with her friend Charlotte Edler. Amelee has just got her uniform so hopefully will feel more a part of the class.
The Teenager and Adult classes have been working steadily on their syllabus, whilst a few of the Teenagers have had to take time out for their important exams.
Rory and Alexander Goldsmith have not long moved into the Teenager class and are coping very well with the move.
It was nice to see Alistair Tuhrim return; it will not be long before you are back up to scratch. Lee Swain and Jake Rider have being working really hard training and trying to get as much in as possible. As Jake cannot train on a Thursday at Aldenham Dojo, he travels to Norfolk with Sempai Tom Garvin – great effort Jake.
On 16th March, the children from the Infant and Junior were tested in class gradings. At the start of each session the children were asked to perform basic drills which we go over every lesson before being tested on their physical ability. Depending on which belt they graded for determined the reps of their fitness test. The lower the belt, the less they performed and the higher the belt, the more they performed.
Soon after water breaks, they were paired into twos to be tested on their techniques; each side would repeat the exercises before moving onto the next.
Well done to Jake Ferguson and Josh Brooker who worked very hard during his grading. Kisha, Kael and Kiah Mistry have had no problems with advancing to the Junior class and continue to get better.
During gradings, lower belts would sit out near the end to allow the higher belts to perform extra fitness and standing and kneeling grappling.
The following week was class games and presentations, an enjoyable time for the children. Each time a child walked out to receive their belt, big applause was heard to celebrate the success of them passing.
We have Easter half term at the end of this month and some of next, so if you are going away I hope you enjoy yourselves and for those that are not, Ju Jitsu will be on as normal.
We also have Good Friday and Easter Monday when training will be on as normal for the Infant and Junior classes. Unfortunately there will be no Ju Jitsu for the Teenagers and Adults but look forward to seeing you on that Thursday at Aldenham or the following Monday.