Lionel Ju Jitsu Club
Dojo Report, March 2015

All of the students recite the Dojo Kun

All of the students recite the Dojo Kun

This month begins with a huge “well done” to Katherine Matheson on becoming the Student of The Month for March. Throughout the last four weeks, this young lady has given 100% in everything she has done. Her striking work has come on leaps and bounds, and her ground game is giving many bigger and stronger opponents cause for concern.

Student of Month – Katherine Matheson

Student of Month – Katherine Matheson

March has been an outstanding month for the club. First of all, a squad from the dojo attended a specialist striking seminar with British Muay Thai Champion, Norrie Mackenzie, who helped us tighten up our punches, kicks and knees. This was both fun and informative, and we have brought a lot of our learning back to the mat, adapting techniques to make them our own.

Practising our breakfalls in preparation for throws

Practising our breakfalls in preparation for throws

Over the last few weeks we have been focussing on mixing up our strikes with traditional grappling techniques, using punches and kicks to close the distance in order to take the balance and execute a throw or submission technique.

commando crawls are great conditioning

commando crawls are great conditioning

This in turn has led us to focus on conditioning work, and March ended with our traditional “Beast” session – two hours of cardio based exercises, all revolving around strikes and throws.

Everywhere I go, I see burpees

Everywhere I go, I see burpees

The class began with a revolving set of press ups – sit ups – squats – burpees, moving from sets of five, to ten, to twenties. There were plenty of puffed faces at the end of that, but it was straight into pad work, forcing an opponent’s guard high with a jab-reverse combo, ready to execute a turning kick into the ribs. The session finished with thirty minutes of continuous ground grappling.

We just can’t get enough press ups!

We just can’t get enough press ups!

Finally, on Saturday 11th April, we will be hosting a dedicated submission seminar at Cabarfeidh Hotel, Stornoway. The seminar is open to all abilities and this will be a great opportunity to learn the basics of groundwork and submission. Entry is £20 and the seminar will run from 1000-1400hrs.

The dojo push themselves to the limit in our monthly “Beast” session

The dojo push themselves to the limit in our monthly “Beast” session

It only leaves be so say Domo Aragato. Until next month.

 

Sensei Martin Adil-Smith

 

5 Comments on Lionel Ju Jitsu Club
Dojo Report, March 2015

  1. Osu Sensei,

    The classes are looking brilliant. Keep up the good work and looking forward to hopefully seeing you and your students in May for the championships.

    Take care,

    Tom Garvin Sempai

  2. andy tienrey // April 2, 2015 at 7:27 am // Reply

    report looks fantastic

  3. andy tienrey // April 2, 2015 at 7:25 am // Reply

    the dojo looks like it going from strength to strength

  4. Del Shannon // April 1, 2015 at 10:19 am // Reply

    Sounds like you had an interesting month and the club continues to go from strength to strength…!! Fantastic work by you all, well done!

  5. Osu Sensei, well done on all the hard work you are doing with your club. Great to see it is growing steadily.

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