Here ends another brilliant month. Looking back on these fantastic last weeks, we’ve seen the Infant and Junior grading’s commence and at Honbu every one passed with flying colours, with celebrations and shiny new colourful belts all round. Everyone’s working hard from Infants through to Teenagers, as we all smash it with plenty of fitness and discipline (somethings never change) With the teenagers grading’s fast approaching in the summer they’ve been busy with fitness and syllabus work as well as plenty of grappling -to prepare for the Championships in two months on the 22nd May 2016
With the infants we have our student of the month: Dylan Coultham who like all others deserves it for his great work during training living up to true Ishin Ryu spirit. Dylan has only been training for a few months but he is always polite and respectful and gives 100% to his training.
In our juniors we have our student of the month, a relatively new face to juniors who moved up a few months back: Jonas Heritage, even though he moved up quite recently he’s not afraid to muck in with all the others. Jonas was originally a Thompson student who has been with the club a few years now- he has made a successful transition up to the juniors and is always and absolute pleasure to teach.
The gradings were another fantastic addition to the month. On Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th Infants and juniors took their first grading of the New Year and everyone passed brilliantly. They will now be learning new techniques ready for the grading’s in the next term – they have plenty to learn. The children at honbu never fail to impress and their ability to keep going is outstanding and embodies all of Ishin Ryu’s ideals.
The following week all the children were certainly happy to have their games night, by way of celebration, a whole hour of Games, and even some tug of war. They definitely deserved it. Well done to all those who took part and all those who helped out.
We also had some progress medals to give out to Tyler Old and Isobel Bradbury, both members of the junior class, and a big well done to them for filling a section of their booklets. Let’s hope we have plenty more to give.
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