Having been away for the last five weeks on Easter break, it was time to get the Finborough Ju Jitsu Club back into training. With only a few weeks to go before the championship, there are some hard training sessions ahead of them. As the infants and junior are all in the same group, it is a challenge to make sure that I don’t teach the infants techniques that the juniors can do. It is always great to teach at Finborough as they are always so eager to learn. Many of the students have been at the club since it first started, especially my favourites Ollie, William, Grace & Heidi.
Whilst I teach the juniors their throws and techniques for the championship, the infants work on their ground holds for the championship. Whilst we are doing that, they also have to learn their techniques for the next grading. Additionally, in June before they break up for the summer holidays, we have to sort out a demonstration for their summer fete.
The new mats for the dojo will finally be arriving at the start of June, which all the students and the headmaster are very excited about. This will give them a much safer and bigger area to work on in the future. The sports centre is slowly getting completed, with the fitness studio getting kitted out.
The juniors are working well on their throws and techniques for the championship. It will be great to have students from the school take part for the first time, and I am looking forward to seeing William, and his brother Eddy, compete.
The session always finishes with a favourite game of theirs horseback Jitsu. It is funny how a game turns into quite a battle between the students. The teenagers have a hard nine weeks to get themselves ready for their last grading before they break up for the summer holidays. Sadly this is Alex’s last term as he will be moving away to start college. He has been a great student and I wish him all the best for the future.
Good luck to all the students that will be competing this year at the British Championships at the Thetford, leisure Centre, Croxton Road, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1JD.