Potters Bar U16’s Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report
February 2016

The junior class happy with Savvas getting his 6 year award.

The junior class happy with Savvas getting his 6 year award.

I would like to start this report off by saying big congratulations to Lilla Christophi in the junior class and Jafar Alani in the infant class on becoming this month’s student of the month. Lilla has come on so much with his training and he is a brilliant student to have in the class always asking questions and getting on with his work.

Jafar Alani has been turning up to every lesson and always has a smile on his face when he is training has a smile on his face. I have never see him without a smile and he is a model student helping everyone and always putting overs before him. Two fantastic students that I am glad to have as this month’s student of the month, keep up the good work guys

Jafar Alani Student of the month for the infant class

Jafar Alani Student of the month for the infant class

Lilla Christophi Student of the month for the junior class

Lilla Christophi Student of the month for the junior class

This month the infant class and junior class have been getting ready for the first grading of the year. With all the students looking forward to the grading I know that everyone is a little nervous as well.

Both classes are doing some of the same moves with the junior class adding some throws and locks to the finish off to are defence agents wrist locks. The infant class have been enjoying this as it is quick fast and simple to do. Using their left and rights to do the moves it is showing in the work that the class are understanding their left and right hands.

With the wrist locks going down well with the infant class the junior class have also been having fun putting the wrist locks in to action from a self-defence side and also in to grappling which all the students loved doing I know Tommy Niblett has been tapping people out with his figure four arm locks.

Teenager class training hard

Teenager class training hard

The High grades in the junior class have also been learning some new throws using their front rolling breakfall in the throw. The throws that we have been doing are a volley drop and a rise bale throw, the throws look amazing when you pull them off and the kids have been having so much fun with them I have to say it does look really good.

With the infant and junior classes having fun learning wrist locks and some new throws to use in grappling, the teenager class have been working hard on their throws and learning more on their colour belts for their next grading in June. This has been a hard couple of weeks for the teenagers as they have been training so hard on their throws and even I am getting stuck in being thrown and throwing them it is fun and the students love throwing the instructor around but what comes up must come back down and loads of amazing breakfalls came in to play.

It has been fun for Sean Titley as he has been working with me on white belt, learning chokes and seeing is he can get my eyes to pop out of my skull is always fun.

Ruben Bates doing some outstanding wrist defences

Ruben Bates doing some outstanding wrist defences

Just a quick reminder to all the mums and dads that next month is the first grading of the year – please make sure that all the admin is in before the grading. The grading’s will be held in lesson time as always and with be at the begging of March.

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.

If you have any questions or you are unsure of anything, please catch me at the club where I will be happy to help!

If you are on Facebook, please can you send me and Kevin Pell a friend request so if we need to pass on information quickly I can contact you, and when the reports go up I can share it to your Facebook page so you get it straight away…

Many thanks,
Tom Garvin Sensei

Junior class working hard on their grading moves

Junior class working hard on their grading moves

Infant class practicing ground work

Infant class practicing ground work

2 Comments on Potters Bar U16’s Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report
February 2016

  1. Del Shannon Sensei // April 11, 2016 at 10:09 am // Reply

    Great training everyone, keep up the good work!

  2. Tom Garvin // April 7, 2016 at 11:27 am // Reply

    An outstanding month for the kids at Potters Bar. Each week they put 100% in to their training.

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