We’ve had another fantastic month back at Honbu. Now finishing the second month into the year and Ishin Ryu is back into full swing once again. Everyone is working hard to fulfil those Ishin Ryu ideals, with hard work and even harder training. This is looking to be a positive year once again.
With February drawing to a close let’s take a look back on the things the students have done:-
Firstly Congratulations and well done to our students of the month so far:
From the infant class – Megan Margrie. And from the junior class – Max Margrie, it certainly is a double act of brother and sister… maybe a bit of healthy sibling rivalry. Both have enjoyed the opportunity of sitting with me at the front of the line-up. Let’s see who has worked hard for the next student of the month.
This next month coming up will see our March grading’s (Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th) so as that date gets closer we have been practicing grappling in both classes, as well as the addition of some new moves including throws such as Shoulder Wheel. They may be required to do this for the grading and everyone seems confident with learning this new throw. On top of this will be plenty of fitness for the upcoming grading’s, but this is something that will never be dropped at Ishin Ryu.
We’ve also had some new medals awarded to some of our students for filling their booklets, congratulations to Artimus Bruce, Max Beard, Mia Woodhouse and Jasmine Herbert. I’m sure all will admire the shiny additions to their medal collections.
New additions to the classes include Jack Beard who has moved up to the juniors from infants and Sam Devonport who has moved up from the Juniors to the Teenagers.
On February 28th Yudansha and students all had the opportunity to attend a First aid seminar including members of the teenage class. So everyone who attended now holds a first aid license. Let’s hope they won’t need to use it too much…
Finally I want to conclude with a thank you to all the students and Yudansha on bringing a great start to the year. Let’s hope next month is as prosperous.
Please visit our website www.ishinryu.com as much as possible as I submit reports every month about the students training during the previous month. This is a great opportunity to see if you have been mentioned or appear in a photo.
We also have the new calendar page where you can have a look at upcoming events so you can plan ahead. You can also leave feedback on each of the reports or comment on your son/daughters club and share them to your Facebook pages.
If you have any questions or you are unsure of anything, please catch me at the club where I will be happy to help!
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Sheila Eglen Sensei