The weather is getting colder and the nights are getting darker (the dojo is definitely chilly before the kids start running around – run faster!!)
As usual, a busy month at the Headquarters of Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu – a special mention of note was the awarding of a 6-year loyalty award to Joe Kemp of the teenage class. As stated this award is given to a student who has trained consistently for 6 years and Joe joined us a little boy and progressing well in the teenage class- despite a couple of nasty injuries and broken bones (not Ishin Ryu related I hasten to add. Joe is into BMX-ing!!) Anyway, well done Joe – you are a pleasure to have in the dojo.
Another blast from the past this month saw the return of Jon Fitzgerald, a yellow belt of old who occasionally blows the dust off his Gi and stumbles back into the dojo – welcome back Jon!
Some other new additions, we welcome Harley to the infant class and Sophie and Jack to the junior classes – all are keen as mustard and are fully gi’d up and getting involved. Great to have such enthusiastic kids on the matt.
This month’s “social event” was a special Scottish treat. With Scott at the Waggon and Horses being from that part of the world, we were treated to Square Scottish Sausage, haggis, and Scottish bread. It’s fair to say we were all stuffed to brim with lovely food and a special shout out to The Waggon and Horses who not only fed us all like kings but also donated all the profits to Macmillan Cancer Charity.
Also, this month has seen Soke celebrate a birthday. As usual, he has been too busy to notice his special day so the senior grades secretly arranged a surprise party for him at a Japanese restaurant nearby. He was suitably surprised!!
All in all another busy month in the life of Ishin Ryu!!
If you are interested and curious to what Ishin Ryu Jiu Jitsu is all about, please do hesitate to visit our website below, alternatively you can ring our headquarters on 01953 483795 where you can speak directly to our chief instructor Kevin Pell Sensei.
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.
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Sheila Eglen Sensei & Kevin Pell Sensei