Congratulations to Cameron Bremner receiving student of the month for October 2015. Cameron has made a massive change to classes and continues to perform well.
I would like to welcome William & James Evans, Benedict & Max Measures to Hopton Ju Jitsu club. All four boys are really enjoying classes. Well-done to Alisha Lucraft who has been a fantastic help to young James whilst performing his breakfalls
This month the combined infant and junior class worked on a defence from a kick – the younger infant class performed a basic form of the technique to allow them to grasp it easy; they would finish off with a controlled take down. The junior class would do the same start but finish off with a takedown, ankle lock and nice controlled axe kick.
The children really enjoyed this and were keen to practice this many times. There were some cracking techniques been performed; well-done Finley Holloway and Cameron Bremner for really trying hard.
We have also enjoyed working on defences from leg scissors, first of all I would get the student that was lying on the floor to learn and perform the leg scissors to try and control their partner whilst the person caught between the legs to escape using their elbows to press down on the inside of the crossed legs.
They all quickly learnt that once caught in the right place that it could be quite painful but some students preferred to laugh the pain off – there were also some cool looking faces… they would finish off the technique by getting out of the legs and getting to side control.
At the end of lessons, the students really enjoyed a quick game of “sumo,” two people within a ring – the object of the game was to try push, pull, drag or throw each other outside of the area; winner would stay in. we had a large and small group to make it more interesting – as always we have very competitive students, a great joy to watch…
Next month we will continue where we left off this month, as gradings will not be till December so we still have plenty of time to practice.
Next month we have the children’s gradings and presentations, good luck to you all – you have paced a lot of effort into your training…
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Till next month
Del Shannon Sensei