I would like to kick this month off by saying a big well done to Dylan Gull in the infant class and Martin Angell in the junior class on becoming June’s Student of the Month.
Dylan has been working so hard and coming back to training after being injured – he is a super student. He is always at class and works really hard, and is always willing to work with everyone.
Martin has shown amazing skills in the class. He is a totally different student from when he started. He is always asking questions and if he doesn’t understand he will always come and find me. I have to say a big well done to Dylan and Martin keep up the good work both of you.
This month the Bushey children have been learning loads of new locks and holds from standing and kneeling, not just using this in grappling but also from when someone punching them or grabbing them. This is teaching the children how to block an attack and use that block to get a good lock or throw to take down the attacker.
Also this month we have been practising the correct way to do press ups, sit ups and burpees. With the help from mums and dads at home all the class have improved 100% in their fitness doing the exercises – better than most adults. One student that has been working hard on his press ups has been Huey Esteban – the control of his press ups he can get his nose to touch the ground and slowly go back up without putting his knees on the floor.
The junior class have been training none stop on their palm heel strikes, locks from standing and keeling. Getting them ready for next month’s grading, all the students have been enjoying this, learning to hit with lefts and rights but also how to block a punch and how to hit back.
With all of the class enjoying the training and learning new strikes and blocks we have also been using different grabs to lock each other up and throw them to the ground. Thesanya W-Perera and Jessica Garvin have been showing real skills with all the new moves and also helping some of the students that are finding this hard.
At the end of each lesson we do some grappling from standing, kneeling and also some back to back. The kids love grappling and all of them are learning to move around on the floor more and not just lay on the floor and wait for someone to get them in to a hold. I have been so pleased with the progress that all the kids have made with their grappling I cannot wait for next year’s grappling competition.
I am so proud of the Bushey Tuesday class they have been amazing to teach and put in 100% in every lesson. The parents are so supportive of the class and I would like to thank all of them as well. Without you I wouldn’t have a brilliant class to teach.
Starting next month we have the children’s gradings so make sure that all admin is handed in before the cut-off date, and all licences have been handed in as well.
Just a quick note – don’t for get to pick up an Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu wrist band from the table when you come in to the dojo for only £1.00 per band. Bands for all sizes and for everyone brothers, sisters, mums and dads, pick them up at your next lesson.