I would like to say a big well done to Emily Nash in the infant class, and Lewis Solomon and Aaron Jolly in the junior class for becoming August’s Student of the Month. All three students have worked so hard and have turned up to every lesson in the summer holidays.
Emily is a joy to teach and she isn’t scared of grappling or throwing the bigger kids. Keep it up Emily you are one tuff cookie.
Lewis Solomon is a super student he always puts in 100% in everything he does and he doesn’t mind working with new students but loves working with the high grades. Lewis has a good head on his shoulders and I know that he tries his best every lesson. Keep up the good work Lewis.
Aaron Jolly is one of the senior grades in the second junior class and he acts like it at all times having the lower grades look up to him. He knows what he needs to do every lesson and not only for his training but for all the students in the class. A big well done to Aaron keep it up and you will follow in your bothers footsteps.
With the Summer holidays in full swing we have been learning something different from grappling from standing kneeling and even laying down, some throws and basic self-defence. The kids have been having loads of fun with this and playing loads of games as well.
With the classes being a bit quite than normal this has been a great for the students as it’s like having an one on one lesson. We have been honing all the basics, keeping sharp on basic breakfalls one week moving on to some ground work the second week and throwing on the next week and finally with grappling from kneeling and also from stand up.
It has been amazing watching all the kids’ progress each week and having a smaller class all the kids have been working super hard on this and even throwing Sempai Jack and Sensei Tom.
All the kids have had so much fun and all of them loved having a grapple and a throw around with one of the instructor’s.
With both infant classes and junior classes going other basic moves and loads of fun with grappling and throwing, we also did the same with the teenagers keeping them on their toes going back to white belt seeing how much they could remember and blow off some cob webs as it was. I have to say everyone done brilliant we dome some fine tuning but everyone was outstanding. Over the next 2 weeks we were doing some techniques from each belt giving everyone a look at each belt and giving the lower belts something to look forward to.
Some of the teenagers were getting in to some of the faster and harder throws from blue belt and purple belt. I could see some of them trying to use it in stand up grappling.
One student that has been working really hard in the teenager class and has been working on fitness and coordination is Jessica Marshall. Even though she is blind she still does everything in the lesson from picking up weapon’s from a front roll to leap frog over other students in the class. Jessica has no fear and doesn’t care what she does and pushes herself to her limits every lesson. I look forward to seeing Jessica move to the next stage witch will be the adult lesson. I know she is very keen to move up – watch out adults, there is a new girl in town.
With the summer holidays coming to an end I hope everyone had a lovely holiday and I am looking forward to seeing everyone back in the dojo in one peace and ready for another action packed month in September. I would also like to wish everyone good luck in their New Year groups or moving to a new school.
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I am looking forward to everyone back on the mat in September hearing about everyone’s lovely holidays and what they got up to. But I am looking forward to the new students of the month for the teenager class. We have started as of the beginning of September student of the month for the teenager class. So look out for next month to see who will be the first student of the month for the teenager class.
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Tom Garvin Sensei