I would like to start this terms report of by saying a big well done to Josh Sidney on becoming this term’s Student of the Month. He has been working so hard in every lesson and has come a long way since he started. I know he has become a very good martial artist and has true Ishin Ryu spirt. He has not missed a lesson since he started and always enjoys his lessons and loves grappling. Well done Josh keep up the good work.
I would also like to say a big well done to Milo for becoming the second Student of the Month with Ben being the student of the month for the first half term and Milo has become Student of the Month for the second half of the term. Milo has been a brilliant student. Being the highest grade in the class he helps everyone and all the students look up to him.
Milo has been the longest serving member of the Mill Hill club being the first member on the first night we started. I have to say Milo is an outstanding student and a lovely kid to teach. Keep up the good work Milo.
This term the Mill Hill Club have been working on a number of different wrist locks and arm locks from standing and also on the ground. This has been really fun for the students, and having them try not just on each other but also on me. Even with an adult, a child can still break a strong grab no matter how much they try and fight.
The ground work side of things we have been using and practicing the basic arm bar and wrist lock having the students getting in to the lock as quick as they can from different holds and even throws. As soon as their partner is on the floor they have to get in to the lock to get the submission.
I have to say that all the class have become lighting fast at getting the submission. Also keeping on the ground work side of things we have been going over all the basic ground holds as well nothing better than making sure we have a good foundation to win in grappling.
I have to say this term has gone so fast and starting next term we are going to be starting the first gradings of the year. With that in mind we have been starting work on some throws to take down are partner and go from a lock or a hold. All the students have been working so well on this that this is going to be a brilliant grading.
Working hard on all his moves and fitness is James Panic he has been really good at the ground work side of things and he is very strong. He doesn’t give up and is always willing to get stuck in with anyone and everyone.
The half term holidays are now out of the way and everyone is looking forward to the grading with all the class working so hard on their grading work we have been having loads of fun with games and using the moves in them to make it more fun than just doing the same moves over and over.
With the last week before the grading I have to say that all the kids are buzzing about going for their next belt and hoping to pass with flying colours. Being a smaller class all the kids get a one on one with me so the class excel so much more than most classes.
I hope everyone has a brilliant summer and I look forward to seeing everyone back on the mat in September.