And so ends another solid month at Ishin Ryu’s Headquarters – Honbu Dojo.
As well as the usual medals and awards, this month was one to remember as Soke Kevin Pell was recognised once more for his contribution to the arts.
On this occasion a number of Soke’s nearest and dearest students made the long trip to Lilleshall in Shropshire to a very well organised “British Martial Arts” awards dinner hosted by the larger than life Mr Anthony Pillage.
Apart from a fabulous meal and some excellent speeches (and some considerable time spent in the bar) it was worth the trip just to see Soke receive the much coveted “Organisation of the Year” award, beating off some very stiff competition.
Congratulations to Kevin Pell Hanshi, much deserved.
So, back to the future of Ishin Ryu – that being the little people.
This month Student of the Month awards were issued to Isaac Porter (Friday Infants) Isaac is a bundle of fun and energy, he always try’s 100% in class and is a great competitor (I think he hates losing as much as Sensei Andy H!) Well Done Isaac, well deserved.
Student of the month for Juniors was awarded to Cassius Francis (Friday juniors) Cassius is a great and dedicated student. Always polite, he try’s really hard at his chosen art and has great Ishin Ryu knowledge. Well done Cassius.
Recently started in the Friday class is Cassius’s sister Sienna, she’s coming for you Cassius!
Progress awards have been awarded this month to Jasmine Herbert and Isobel Bradbury and Joshua Luckett – well done all
This month has also seen Sempai Vearnon Johnson return to hallowed ground. Big V and his wonderful wife Sharon have recently returned to England after living in America – it’s a pleasure to see him back in his Dogi and back in the dojo at Honbu – welcome home the Johnson family.
All that leaves is for me to say I hope you all had a great Easter Holiday and Happy St Georges Day.
Next month brings Sempai Sam’s Shodan (Black Belt) grading so watch this space.
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!
If you are on Facebook, please can you send me and Kevin Pell a friend request so if we need to pass on information quickly I can contact you, and when the reports go up I can share it to your Facebook page so you get it straight away.