ITS OCTOBER ALREADY … How did that happen!!?
For those of you less organised, let me remind you; it’s almost Christmas!! (Sorry for those of you who have banned that word until December!)
Anyway, life on the Ishin Ryu express is rattling along at break neck speed. Most of the adult students at Honbu started this month with the “Clean Eating Challenge” – 30 days of No Dairy, No Wheat, No Processed foods (No Alcohol) , but all for a great cause “Hounds For Heroes” Ishin Ryus chosen Charity for 2015. If anyone wants to sponsor a “Clean Eater” or tempt us with chocolate, we still have a couple of weeks left!!
Social media has been full of pictures of healthy meals and snacks and everyone seems to have settled in well to a month of resisting those unhealthy treats! Well done to everyone so far… the end is in sight! Think how revitalised you will all feel in two week’s time.
All the children’s classes have started to busy themselves with polishing up their techniques ready for the forthcoming winter gradings. This year we are moving the Teenagers grading to a Sunday, to allow for Sensei Del to attend now that he has a new Saturday morning club- Teenagers, your grading will be Sunday 13th December make sure you start checking your kit and have a good knowledge of your current (and previous) belt syllabus.
Infants and Juniors, your gradings will take during normal lesson times on Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th of November!!
Sadly we have seen a few of the junior students leaving Ishin Ryu, so we now have some spaces in the junior classes (remember ALL STUDENTS- if you bring a friend along you could earn yourself a cashback reward- speak to myself or Teresa for details)
This month has also seen the loss of Hayden South – but only as far as a move up to the adult group – happy 16th Birthday, I wish you well in the adults. I am sure you will shine!
This month also saw Ishin Ryu host its 14th Annual International seminar, held over two days at Thetford Sports Centre. As always it was an exciting and enlightening weekend, with much learnt and new friends made. (See separate Website report for more details)
Next week we will also be hosting our annual charity night, inviting parents to come into the Dojo for lesson in the arts in company of their children. This is a fun session where the little ones can show you their skills and have a grapple with their mums and dads (or brothers and sisters). There will be a number of adults on hand if a few of you parents want to be thrown (or do some throwing) come and give it a go – you might enjoy it – and all the money raised is going to charity.
As usual, if anyone has any fantastic money raising ideas come and see me or contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org we are always on the lookout for new ideas to make as much as we can for our chosen charity.