I would like to start this month by saying a big well done to Reece Walters from the infant class, and Cameron Addy from the junior class on becoming this April’s student of the month. They have both worked very hard and always put in 100%. They have both put a lot of hard work in to their training and as a result have just passed their first grading. Well done boys keep up the hard work.
Also I would like to wish Jordan Dickson, Luke Hassel and Sajan Friel good luck as they pass over from the teenager’s class to the adults. All three boys have been training with Ishin Ryu since infants/juniors and worked their way up the ranks. It is nice to see students growing up and working their way up to the adult class just as I done all those years ago.
We have had a wicked start to the month with all the students on a high with Easter on the way and the schools breaking up for Easter holidays. The infant class has been starting off with a lot of stand-up grappling using some easy moves to take their partner off balance and to take them down. We have also been focusing on more balancing techniques to help them throw without falling over; this will help the children not just with Ju Jitsu but with any sports and activities.
Even with the Easter break and everyone going away on holiday the classes have been really full and all the students have been training hard for the championships with everyone putting in to practice their favoured throws and take downs and trying to go for submissions to make their partner tap.
The junior class have also been hard at work counting down the days till the championships in May. With loads of children training hard and getting stuck in to the grappling and learning loads of new throws and helping them take their partner off balance.
The Teenager class has been training hard with their syllabus and also working on their throws. They have also been putting it in to practice stand-up grappling which they will be using in the second national championships in May. This is the first championships for most of the class, apart from Alasdair Coulter who attended the championships last year and came fourth which is amazing, I know he is looking for gold this year and he is training hard for it.