Firstly I would just like to say congratulations to Alistair Brown for being our Student of the Month for May, well done you have earned this award.
The class at Lockers Park have spent the last month in training for the national championships. You all did very well I am really proud of you all. I am already looking forward to seeing you all compete. It has been incredible watching you all train and I’m sure you will all be awesome.
We have been doing a mixture of techniques and games and fitness. We have been learning shoulder arm locks for the infants next grading. Charlie Garment has been training hard and is perfectly executing these techniques. The class has ended each week with lots of grappling. All the class have been doing really well but I would like to say massive congratulations to Tomas Kemp who has shown great Ishin Ryu Spirit over this last month. I would like also like to say well done to Danny Munro who has demonstrated some excellent press ups. Well done and keep up the good work.
The junior classes also training excellently towards the national championships. We are hoping for loads of medals to come out from the Lockers Park Dojo and it will be great to see so many happy faces at the national championships. Every student that attends should be very proud of themselves it’s a great achievement just to turn up and represent you dojo.
Following a tough warm up the children have been practising wrist locks. These are defences against attacks such as grabs of the lapel and punches. The students have all worked very hard to make sure these techniques are learnt perfectly as it is very likely they will appear in the next grading. I think the next grading is going to be a good one.
Next month we are going to be concentrating on shoulder arm locks in preparation for the up and coming gradings. Next thing we know they will be here.