RAF Feltwell Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report, April 2015

Infants during a game of “LOCK ON”

Infants during a game of “LOCK ON”

Now the gradings are over, a lot of the training is being focused on the techniques and throws that the Infants need to learn for this year’s British Championship. With over 40 students at the club it would be great to see a lot more of them competing this time around. Vincent Butler will be attempting to retain his title of British Champion that he gained at his first ever tournament last year.

Also Shane Thomas won silver, and as this will be his last one before he returns to the USA I would love him to win gold at this year’s championship.

Kyrsten Leanhart (Infant)

Kyrsten Leanhart (Infant)

Congratulations to Kyrsten for all her hard work during March. She is a great member of the Infant class and always tries her best during the lessons. It is really great to see her proudly standing at the front of the class. This is a great way of building a student’s confidence, especially if they are a bit shy.

Mari Parker (Junior)

Mari Parker (Junior)

Kyrsten Leanhart demonstrating a reverse leg sweep

Kyrsten Leanhart demonstrating a reverse leg sweep

A massive well done to Mari Parker who damaged her elbow, whilst playing at home and still turns up for her lessons at RAF Feltwell & RAF Lakenheath. Mari is a very committed student and works hard alongside her fellow students at both of the clubs.

The Juniors are also working hard on their throws, groundwork, locks and so much more for the championship. With more students joining the class we are nearly at full capacity which is fantastic.

It is great to see the students working out their own variations of the techniques that I teach them. Sometimes I am really surprised by what they come up with. I think especially the boy’s watch too much WWF on television. Having shown them the amazing new medals they are all really keen to take part. It would be great to have a few medals for the club.

The club is working hard on their demonstration that they have been invited to do at this year’s 4th July celebrations. It is an amazing event that the Americans really know how to celebrate a very special day for them. This will be the first time that student from the RAF Lakenheath dojo will be part of the demonstration team alongside student’s from RAF Feltwell. I can’t wait it is always a great day for everyone involved.

Good luck to all the students that will be competing at this year British Championship. Let’s bring home some medal. That’s me done for this month, remember train hard fight easy.

Mari Parker demonstrating a great counter to a take down

Mari Parker demonstrating a great counter to a take down

 

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