I would like to start this report off by saying a big well done to September’s student of the month Reece Walker. Reece has been working so hard and tries his hardest every lesson. Well done Reece keep up the good work.
I would also like to say a big well done to Alex Cooke he has been working very hard the past month and he doesn’t mind getting stuck in to grappling with the high grades well done Alex keep up the good work.
The infant class have been working on their basic moves from ground holds to fighting stances and some throws as well. Keeping all the work mixed in to games and fitness the students don’t even know that they are learning so much from running around. We started off with games of stuck in the mud with pinning your partner down, all the students enjoyed doing this it was a good game and got the heart pumping. I am very lucky with the students I have – they all work very well together, and bond as a class so that no one is left out.
Some of the basic holds we are showing the students are the chest hold, side control and full mount; all the students tend to get in to one of these three moves and we have shown them how to get out of it and how to get in to the holds.
Also in the infant class we have been working on team exercises, helping work together and learning how to work with each other. Ishin Ryu is more than just Ju Jitsu – it is a way of living. I feel the class have come together more and found a good bond with each other and no one is left out or feels like they are not a part of the class.
The junior class have also been going over some new and old moves from the ground and standing from arm bars and chokes from the floor, to shoulder locks and wrist locks from a grab or an attack. The students have really enjoyed this. Two students that have put 100% in to their training and put the locks and chocks in to practice when grappling are Tommy Niblett and Joseph Hutson the two boys are not scared to get stuck in and train hard.
Also this month the junior class have had some new members to the class moving up from the infant class I would like to welcome: Thomas Stone, Eva Bates, Harry Rughoo and Leo Parker-Maharaj. They have started off the month fantastically and they love every lesson and can’t wait for the next one. Keep up the good work boys and girls.
The teenager class have had a good month with two of our students Lamia Soyel and Alasdair Coulter moving up to the adult class. They will both be missed but I will still get to see them on a Tuesday and Thursday and Borehamwood and Aldenham. They are both super excited to train with the adults and show the adults how Potters Bar train.
Also this month the teenagers have been knuckling down on their syllabus work, with most of the students at white belt going to yellow they have being getting stuck in to hand shake defences and having loads of fun with some new throws.
I know that after the holidays everyone has enjoyed the time off but have missed the training and it is great to see everyone back on the mat putting in 100%. Well done everyone keep up the good work.
Please remember to go and look at the rest of the website for up and coming events, now you can see when your grading is, also what the adults are up to and what the children will be doing over the year.
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October is going to be a brilliant month will the build up to the grading’s all the kids will be learning new moves and revising old moves ready for grading’s in November. Also we will be adding in to the lesson more stand up grappling and new take downs. So watch this space next month is going to be intense.
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Tom Garvin Sensei