Lionel Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report, April 2015

The Lionel Ju Jitsu Club

The Lionel Ju Jitsu Club

In the most northerly Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu club, Spring entered as a lion, and left in whirlwind flurry of strikes and takedowns as the students began to put explosive combinations together. Massive congratulation to Lewis O’Connor on being awarded the coveted Student of The Month. Not only has Lewis’ technique really improved throughout April, but his leadership skills are really coming on too. He’s always happy to talk a technique through with his partner, and work on refining it until it is perfect.

Well done to Lewis O'Connor on being awarded Student of The Month for April 2015

Well done to Lewis O’Connor on being awarded Student of The Month for April 2015

April has seen Lionel Dojo focus on mixing strikes and submissions as a way to quickly end confrontations. As part of this we have been concentrating on increasing our stamina and core strength by increasing the number of press-ups, sit-ups, and leg raises we do.

Getting our leg raises on

Getting our leg raises on

The dojo practice turning kicks

The dojo practice turning kicks

Refining our strikes, we have used punches and kicks to close the distance on an opponent, and the second half of the month was spent on taking the balance before executing a throw.

Morgan and Katherine practice their throws

Morgan and Katherine practice their throws

Daniel executes a great hip throw

Daniel executes a great hip throw

Having refined our throwing techniques, we have then moved into the submission. This month we have been focussing on the arm, particularly shoulder, elbow, and wrist locks, and how they can be applied for any number of positions both offensively and defensively.

Practising wrist locks from the standing position

Practising wrist locks from the standing position

Moving to the ground for a Figure-Four submission.

Moving to the ground for a Figure-Four submission.

As is traditional, the end of the month was our regular Beast session, and the dojo put in an excellent performance with everyone calling their partners on. In particular, both Charley Raibert and Eilidh Ferguson did exceptionally well on the punch bag, really giving it buckets of effort and spirit.

Charley launches a blistering attack

Charley launches a blistering attack

Eilidh put her right hook to good use

Eilidh put her right hook to good use

The session closed out with a half hour of ground sparring, before moving into a new element – blind grappling! Both students are blindfolded and have to grapple to submission. This is a great way of learning to use other senses, and not relying on strength to carry the fight.

The dojo prepare for ground sparring

The dojo prepare for ground sparring

Grappling blindfolded

Grappling blindfolded

May will see us further refining our throws as well as moving on to the more technical ground submission techniques.

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

Sensei Martin Adil-Smith

1 Comment on Lionel Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report, April 2015

  1. Great report Sensei Martin and so good to see the club going from strength to strength, very proud of you…
    Soke

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