Lionel Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report
May 2015

Lionel students practising their kubaton strikes.

Lionel students practising their kubaton strikes.

May has been a great month for Lionel Ju Jitsu club, as we further refine our throws in preparation for the student’s first grading on 11th July. A massive “well done” is due to Morgan Macsween – our Student of The Month. Morgan’s technical ability has come on leaps and bounds, as well as his leadership skills – he will now happily talk a fellow student through the finer points of a technique and encourage learning.

Student of the Month, May 2015 - Morgan Macsween

Student of the Month, May 2015 – Morgan Macsween

The month began with the kata of Palm Heel Strikes. As a school, we never strike to the head with a closed fist, due to the possibility of breaking the hand. Instead we use the heel of the palm to strike and move in for a takedown followed by a submission. All of the students thoroughly enjoyed this, as well as the following kubaton kata.

Eilidh gets her Hip Throw on.

Eilidh gets her Hip Throw on.

The kubaton is the weapon we train with in the white belt syllabus, and is a small neoprene keyfob which was developed for Japanese riot control during the 1960’s, and is now widely used in martial arts.

The students practise their kata of Palm Heel Strikes.

The students practise their kata of Palm Heel Strikes.

Lewis perfects his Hip Throw whilst Morgan practises his breakfall.

Lewis perfects his Hip Throw whilst Morgan practises his breakfall.

The remainder of the month has been spent refining our throws, and I am absolutely delighted how these are coming on. Students are now moving significantly stronger and heavier opponents with ease, as well as improving their core fitness with increasing conditioning training.

Lewis achieves lift off.

Lewis achieves lift off.

June will be a busy month for the students as they put the finishing touches to their White Belt techniques, and we take our first look at the dizzying heights of Yellow Belt and the infamous Escrima Stick!

Until next month,

Domo Aragato

Sensei Martin

Eilidh and Lewis get stuck into blindfold grappling.

Eilidh and Lewis get stuck into blindfold grappling.

2 Comments on Lionel Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report
May 2015

  1. Del Shannon - Honbu Dojo // June 24, 2015 at 11:05 am // Reply

    Osu Sensei Martin,

    Your students look like they are enjoying themselves, good work…!

  2. The students are looking as though they are progressing very nicely Sensei Martin – Good for you!!

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