For May I would like to say a big well done to our student of the months in the infant and junior classes. Each month myself and Sensei Del have to decide who should get this prestigious award and it gets harder and harder. Everyone in the classes works so hard and always put 100% in to their training.
This month I would like to say a big well done to Albie Holder in the infant class, Albie is an amazing student, and he always works hard and is a joy to teach. In the junior class student of the month goes to Seweryn Zawadzki. Seweryn works hard every lesson and has not missed a training lesson since starting the club, a fantastic young martial artist and a real joy to teach.
Finally in the second junior class I would like to say a big well done to Milo Sinclair, Milo is an outstanding student picks up everything straight away and puts 100% in to all his training.
I would like to say a big well done to all the students and keep up the hard work. If you didn’t get student of the month this month don’t worry – it maybe you next month.
What a month we have had at the Bushey Ju Jitsu Club – all the kids have been working hard for the children’s national championships in Thetford. With young martial artists from all over the county competing for the title of British national champion. This was one of the best competitions I have seen to date with so many amazing fights from our little ones.
The infant class have been working on the last little bits for some basic throws from shoulder throw and some sweeping throws. All the kids have ben loving this trying to throw each other around does not get boring. Even with the basic throws we have been putting this in to our stand up grappling at the end of each lesson with the class trying hard to get each other to the floor and hold them down
The infant class have also been learning some hold downs how to pin someone and also if someone pins you how to get them off. It is hard to move someone off you and takes a lot of coordination, but with loads of hard work and practice the kids are starting to move around more and start escaping.
The junior classes have also been learning the same throws and with a different finish instead of holding their partner to the ground we have been showing them to lock up arms and also showing them some strangles from the mount and from behind. This has been really fun for the students and giving them a bit more responsibility when trying to lock or strangle their partner.
The most common move most of the kids use is the rear chock as so many of the kids always turn their backs to each other so they will get a arm around the neck.
The teenager class have been working hard on their next belt in their syllabus. With only six weeks till their grading it is all hands on decks and working hard. We have had the senior grades going for green belt working on defence to kicks on the ground and also some wall techniques.
The white belts have been working on breakfalls picking up different objects focusing on their hand eye coordination when rolling. This is a good skill to have when you get high up the belts and you have more difficult throws to master.
Finally I would like to say a big well done to everyone that took part in the British national championships on Sunday 22nd May 2016. Everyone done to well and me and Sensei Del are so proud of each and every one of you that took part. I would also like to say a special well done to the students that won gold, silver and bronze:
Kingsley Yeung British champion infant – Gold
Milo Sinclair Junior – Silver
I would again like to thank all the parents for your support at the championships it was an amazing event and everyone done so well and me and sensei Del are so proud.
Next month we have the children’s grading’s coming up have a look on the websites calendar to find out when, so letters will be going out shortly.
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