The teenagers had prepared themselves (as always) for an emotional and gruelling grading. Honbu teenagers were joined by Sensei Del’s teenage students and together we had a full morning of strenuous gradings.
The gradings are always a culmination of the children’s hard work and dedication and it is always a pleasure for myself and sensei Del to see our students achieve great things
The grading, which starts early in the morning always finishes with a group celebration (no matter the outcome – we are all in this together) at the local public house. The kids – although some of these students are monsters and do not look like kids at all- are encouraged to work hard together and celebrate and commiserate in the same way.
Sensei Del and I and The Boss (Soke) are immensely proud of what these guys achieve – well done all
December came with its usual festivities, games and too much chocolate!
As usual, we finished the year with much frivolity and the traditional “make a snowman” games with some very willing – and some less willing- parents.
Thank you for all your support in 2015 and we look forward to a fantastic 2016.
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…
Sheila Eglen Sensei