To kick this month off I would like to say a massive well done to Charlie Cooper from the infant class and Bell Jhugroo from the junior class on becoming this month’s student of the month. Both have been working so hard in class and are key members within the club.
Charlie always has a smile on his face when it comes to training I have never seen him out have a smile even when he’s doing fitness. Bell is one of the nicest students I have had the honour of teaching.
She is always helping the younger students with training and never has a bad word to say about anything. I am very lucky to have so many amazing students in my dojo. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing who will be next month’s student of the month!!
This month the students at the Potters Bar dojo had their national grading, putting to the test the moves they have learned over the past four months and showing true Ishin Ryu spirt. With loads of hard work and time put in to their training it is now time for the infant and junior classes to put in to action everything they have learned and more.
The infant class started off so well that I had a good feeling that this would be one of the best grading’s this class has ever done, running in to line for the start of the lesson, with Milan Patel being one of the highest grade’s in the class, he got everyone ready and in line for the start of the lesson. With the line-up done and getting straight in to the grading with a warm up and fitness with loads of amazing press ups, sit ups, star jumps and running from one end of the dojo to the other, the students soon got every part of the body nice and warm and ready for the next part of the lesson.
The moves the kids have been learning have been some basic Jiu Jitsu self-defence moves from a punch, a push and also someone trying to hold them on the floor. With quick reactions the class had done all five moves perfectly. With the class moving on to more fitness and some grappling on the floor, everyone was doing so well they didn’t want to stop. We finished off the grading with some questions on the history of Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu which all the kids had their hands up for every question.
The junior class also did an amazing job on their grading with everyone working 100% on their fitness and ground work, with all of them doing so well on their throwing techniques in to arm bars and also arm locks from standing it was outstanding to watch. From white belt all the way up to blue black the true skill they put in to every move was brilliant, even putting the arm locks and arm bars in to action when grappling it was fantastic to watch.
Once that was out of the way we moved it up a gear and got into the fitness and grappling, with the high grades going for an amazing 20 press ups, sit ups, leg raises and burpees. With rounds of grappling from kneeling and also standing up, everyone was working so hard. I could not fault them, one of the highest belts Bell Jhugroo was going for her purple belt having to grapple with everyone and also doing 5 press ups after each round with no brake she did an amazing job well done Bell.
The teenager class have been working on some new ground work and throws to help them improve their grappling skills and also adding more tools for them to use. I have to say all the students have really got involved with learning some new throws and trying it out on me and also each over. Rafe Palmer and Tommy Niblett have been working with me a lot trying to throw me and once on the floor getting me to submit. Everyone has done an outstanding job and put 100% in to their training. Well done to all three classes and I look forward to teaching you more amazing Jiu Jitsu over the summer holidays.
Classes are still running every week over the summer holidays. We have loads of fun activity’s going on over the summer holidays so don’t miss out on all the fun.
Please make sure that you still bring your progress cards to lesson. Even with the summer holidays in full swing we are still running are normal lessons.
Please visit our website www.ishinryu.com as much as possible as I submit reports every month about the students training during the previous month. This is a great opportunity to see if you have been mentioned or appear in a photo.
We also have the new calendar page where you can have a look at upcoming events so you can plan ahead. You can also leave feedback on each of the reports or comment on your son/daughters club and share them to your Facebook pages.
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Kevgin Pell Sensei & Tom Garvin Sensei