I would like to say a warm welcome to Connor and Riley who are trying our style of Ju Jitsu. I hope you are enjoying lessons and plan to stay with us. They have both settled in really well and are in the same class as most of the the other students.
As we had a slow start in January I decided to keep student of the month the same for February; congratulations again to Benedict Measures receiving student of the month for February 2016.
The first lesson of the month we trained without mats due to me buying a new car and I didn’t quite the hang of my new detachable tow bar (new job for the weekend)…
This gave us a great opportunity to perform some defences from strangles, breaking each stage down so the students could grasp the technique better.
February was just as productive as January but with a lot more advancement with the student’s techniques. This month the students have been practicing bridging, hip switches, hip escapes, shrimping, bridging with a partner and escaping when someone has got you in the full mounted position to follow it up with a hold down.
During each lesson of the month we have been making advancements with the children’s hip exercises with some of the children needing a little more help than others but even in the little advancements that they make, they are developing muscle groups that they were not use to using before. We have multiple changes of partners as some are a little heavier than others and to mix everything up, I like to get the students to practice on me so that they truly do have to use technique rather than strength.
Next month we look forward the children’s gradings when the students have to perform the techniques that they been learning over the past few months. If successful, they will have presentations the following week when parents, families, friends can take photos of their son/daughter receiving their new belt and certificate.
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…
Look forward to seeing you all in March!