October at the Honbu Dojo (Caston) has flown by in a whizz of excitement and activity. Firstly Sempai Lou Panteli was awarded her 6 year loyalty plaque. Sempai Lou frequently makes the trip from London to Norfolk to progress her training having recently returned from a career break (and a bit of injury recovery) Well done Sempai for your effort, determination and of course your loyalty.
Following this, Honbu Dojo (Caston) was treated to a visit by Nikki Scott, the founder and creator of “Scotty’s Little Soldiers” (Scotty’s was Ishin Ryu’s chosen charity from 2012-2014) Nikki attended the Caston Ju Jitsu club to receive a cheque for a further £5000 – having already handed over a cheque for £7000 in 2013.
It was a pleasure and an honour to hand over these funds to such a worthy cause and great to see Nikki, joined by her children Kai and Brooke. We wish Nikki well with her continued fund raising as Scotty’s goes from strength to strength.
Finally, squeezing into the last week of October, Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu hosted its annual Charity “invite a parent” evening, whereby the students invite a parent/relative or friend into the dojo for some light training. This is a great opportunity for the children to show their parents and friends what they get up to, also a chance for those “changing room critics” to see just how fit their kids really are!! As usual there was much laughter and merriment as the kids out raced their elders and for the slightly less agile, no doubt a few aches and pains the next day -But all for a really worthy cause – WELL DONE.
This year’s charity has been selected as “Hounds for Heroes”. This charity provides specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women from the UKs Armed Forces and Emergency Services. Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu will continue to host charity events throughout the year so if you have any ideas to raise some cash let us know.
Anyone interested in Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu please contact headquarters in Caston on 01953 483795