I would like to start this month off by saying a big well done to Jack Gargel from the Infant class on becoming May’s Student of the Month. Jack has worked so hard and has shown in every lesson how much he loves his Ju Jitsu. He is very keen and loves his grappling and is very strong. Keep up the good work Jack well done.
In the Junior class I would like to say a big well done to Ross Katsaros, Ross has been working so hard over the last four months tries his hardest in everything he does. With Ross being the second highest grade in the class he has all of the dojo looking up to him and it is lovely to see.
A very big well done is due to everyone that came along to this year’s British championships. It was a brilliant day and everyone from Potters Bar did amazing. It really did make me and their parents so proud. We had loads of Junior students enter and a big well done to them all.
I want to say a big well done to Rafe Palmer who came 2nd and got a silver medal and also to Eduardo Mejuto who came 3rd and won a bronze medal. I would also like to say a big well done to Alasdair Coulter from the teenager class who came 2nd and won a silver medal for the second year in a row. I know that everyone had a brilliant day and there were loads of happy smiling faces.
With the championships out of the way, we have been keeping up with our ground work with loads of arm locks and strangles from the mount and also from being on the bottom and someone on top. I have to say this has been working really well and both classes have been working hard and loving the multiple rounds of grappling. With the grappling side of things going so well we have been going over some more basic throws and quick take downs from standing and from the knees. With sweeps and trips being so easy to do and all the kids remember them so quick. The Infant class have shown loads of improvement in their throws and take downs, it has been so much fun to teach and watch them all.
The Teenager class have been putting in loads of effort this month with their gradings coming up quick and fast. Everyone has been cracking on and working hard on their next belts. With the yellow belts moving up to orange belt they have been working hard on defences against someone strangling them. Also the white belts have been learning their basic holds and perfecting their breakfalls picking up different weapons, working on hand eye coordination.
Just to make everyone aware that all the students have progress cards that when handed in students get stars and if they complete a line in the book they get an Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu medal for their hard work. So please make sure you bring the cards in and if you have misplaced the card, make sure you let me know so I can get them a new card.
Also Ishin Ryu Ju Jujitsu are in this year’s Carnival so make sure you come along in your Gis and support Ishin Ryu on Sunday 7th June 2015 contact me at the club for more information on the day in hand.