I would like to start this month by saying a big well done to Luke Lehmann from the infant class, and Archie Smith from the junior class on becoming June’s student of the month. They have both worked very hard and always put in 100% in to their training. Both boys are always willing to help others in the lesson and never moan. Well done boys keep up the hard work.
This month the infant class have been getting themselves ready for the Potters Bar Carnival with loads of amazing breakfalls, grappling moves, throws and much more putting in to practice everything they have learned to show everyone in Potters Bar.
The children have been learning loads of new moves for their grading which is next month. The high grades will be learning some locks and hold downs from standing and also kneeling with the lower belts learning basic hold downs stances and also breakfalls. The class have been getting stuck in with grappling from kneeling and the high grades starting from standing.
Also this month I have given the students some homework to work on at home with mums and dads, working on their fitness from press ups, sit ups and also burpees. With all the kids working really hard on their grading work, we have also been working on their team building skills, working together to win different challenges and also try and beat Sensei Tom in different fitness games and I have to say that all the children are doing an outstanding job.
The junior class have been showing off their skills in grappling, throws, locks and cocks. I have to say that the class have blown my socks off with a perfect display of Ju Jitsu. I am so proud to have them as my students.
We have been working on kicks to the head why on the ground this month, and also chocks from behind. This is teaching the kids how to block kicks and also to hit back if someone is trying to attack them, using different ways to get someone to the floor once they have been kicked.
The class has been going back over some basic moves to brush up on; to also perfect as I’m sure no one had forgotten the basics. From basic hold downs and some hip throws we soon moved on to are Gi throws and escapes from someone holding you down.
The teenager class have been preparing for their grading’s that will be taking place next month. The class have been training hard for the past 5months on different throws and self-defence moves, and with all the hard work they have put in to their training it is coming together nicely. With the class at a nice size everyone gets along with each other and works together and it shows in the training.
Next month we have the national gradings. Please make sure that all admin is handed in before the grading day. I have to say that everyone is looking forward to the grading’s as I know all the students are looking forward to get a new shiney belt.
Also Ishin Ryu have now got in stock wrist bands get your own Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu wrist band for only £1.00 per band it is the must have for the summer. Bands to fit all sizes and not just for the student’s mums and dads as well everyone can have one.
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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Tom Garvin Sensei