I would like to start this month of by saying a big well done to Jaiden Joshi in the infant class and Jessica Garvin in the junior class for becoming this month’s student of the month. Both students have worked extremely hard with helping the lower belts with their training and also working hard on their own training with some amazing moves I can see that they have come a long way from last year. Keep up the good work.
This month both classes have been working on their wrist locks and ground work for their up and coming grading’s.
The infant class have been practicing wrist grabs from someone holding their wrists with both hands trying to pull or push them around. The kids have found this so much fun learning quick, fast and simple moves to get them out of the grips. With their partner holding them in two different ways it is also teaching the infant students what hands to use and getting them using their fighting stances in the moves.
The class have come on so much with not many of them remembering their left and right hands and feet, till now when all of the class can do the same hand and foot at the same time. I feel so proud when the class works so hard.
With the wrist grabs being one part of the grading we also have some ground work were someone is holding them down trying to pin them and grapple. All the kids love grappling and rolling around with each over it is a brilliant fitness tool and all the students are super fit.
The junior class have been learning on the same moves as the infant class but putting some strikes to finish the move to make it look a bit more Ishin Ryu, with throws and locks making the high grades do a little bit more of a lock up to test their minds and the lower grades building up to that with a strike or a basic throw.
I have to say that all the class this month have been working very hard not just with their grading work, but also with grappling taking each over to the floor with different take downs and keeping their partner to the floor. Even some of the mums and dads are saying how much fun the classes are looking and how much the kid are enjoying the lessons.
The wrist locks and ground work being a major part of the grading I have also told all the students to also go to the Ishin Ryu website to brush up on their history, as one big part of the exam is the history of Ishin Ryu.
I would also like to welcome to the Bushey Tuesday infant class Jimi Adu he has started this month and I have to say he has got stuck in and looks like he is really enjoying his training well done Jimi keep up the good work.
I would also like to say a very big well come to Tiya Petel who has moved from the infant class to the junior class, I know she was a little shy at first but the class have been so nice and friendly it has been like she has been in the class for months.
I know that next month all the children are looking forward to the up and coming grading’s which start at the begging of March. So make sure that all admin for the grading is in by the end of February so we can get everything sorted for the big day. I am sure that everyone will do so well.