I would like to say a big well done to Scottie Turner on becoming Student of the Month for July. I know he has been trying so hard with training and he is always willing to help other students in the class. Well done Scottie keep up the good work. I would also like to say a big well done to Thesanya W-Perera for becoming the junior Student of the Month.
She is a hard worker and I know that she is really enjoying her training. She doesn’t mind getting stuck in with the boys and getting pulled about when grappling, she never gives up and is always training hard each week. Well done Thesanya keep up the good work and keep training hard.
This month has been a busy one for the Bushey dojo with everyone working so hard, and getting excited for their grading at the beginning of the month.
This month the students had their national grading, putting to the test the moves they have learned over the past four months and showing true Ishin Ryu spirit. With loads of hard work over the past months it is now time for the infant class to put it in to action.
The class started off so well that I had a good feeling that this would be one of the best grading this class have ever done, running in to line for the start of the lesson with Tiya Patel being the highest grade in the class calling up to get everyone in line. Tiya is a white purple belt grading to white brown and she has come a long way in her training.
With the line-up done and getting straight in to the grading with a warm up and fitness with loads of amazing press ups, sit ups, star jumps and running the kids soon got every part of the body nice and warm, with the Dojo being warm already we made sure that the students had loads of water as well because they were working very hard.
Some of the moves the kids have been learning for their grading have been some basic self-defence moves from a punch, a push and also someone trying to hold them down on the floor. With quick reactions the class have done all five moves perfectly with loads of fitness and some grappling on the floor.
With some of the lower belts showing me all I needed to see I got them to sit down, and watch the high grades going over some of the basic hold downs and also stand up grappling, trying to throw their partner down and hold them on the floor. Scottie Turner and Tiya Patel went out to the front of the class and had to do some more stand up grappling and showing me basic fighting stances hold downs and some outstanding press ups which I could not fault.
To finish off the grading, we went over some history questions about Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu as I feel it is important to know the history of the martial art you are training in and I am pleases to say all the students hands where shooting up at every question.
I have to say the class worked so hard and they put 100% in each week, well done everyone on an outstanding grading.
This month the junior class have been training hard getting ready for their grading’s. With the grading’s coming up so quickly it was a scary time for everyone but as soon as the day arrived it was like a normal lesson other than that I was dressed up all smart in my federation dress and not in my dogi. With an outstanding grading form the infant class it was time for the juniors to kick butt as well.
We started the grading off with a history and knowledge test first making sure that all the kids are up to scratch with their Ishin Ryu history and making sure they understand that doing a marital art isn’t just about throwing each other around and punching and kicking it’s much more than that.
Once that was out of the way we moved it up a gear and got into the warm up and fitness with the yellow belts grading to yellow black doing an amazing 15 press ups, sit ups, leg raises and burpees each. After the fitness tests they took part in a few rounds of grappling from a kneeling and standing position, which they aced!
I am very pleased to say that everyone passed with flying colours and that I am so proud of all the juniors, it’s become an amazing club with fantastic students and I am proud to be their instructor.
Classes are still running every week over the summer holidays. We have loads of fun activities going on so don’t miss out on all the fun.
Next month we are going to be doing some striking and more grappling work. With some fun exciting throws using the crash matt.
Please make sure that you still bring your progress cards to lesson. Even with the summer holidays in full swing we are still running are normal lessons.