January has seen the children of Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu participate in a sponsored “throw a thon” in aid of Scotty’s little Soldiers. The children, aged from 8 to 15, threw each other repeatedly for 30 minutes to raise some money and awareness for this worthy cause. On average each child threw their partner 175 times and in return was also thrown 175 times.
Every year the Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu club founded by Kevin Pell Hanshi in 1990 chooses a charity to donate to, having recently handed over cheques in the sum of £37,738.00 to “Help for Heroes”.
Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu has chosen a more local charity to raise money for this year. Scotty’s little Soldiers are based in Kings Lynn and aims to look after the needs of children who have lost parents at war. With close connections to the military and boasting a number of military Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu clubs, this was a charity close to our hearts and the children showed much determination to complete their challenge.