The club has become very quiet at the moment as the students are on summer break which means they go back home to the USA for the holidays to visit their families and friends. It is also that time of year that many of the American servicemen have finished their three year serving in the UK. So they have to PSO back home, which happens every year since the base was first introduced into the UK.
The only good thing is that new serviceman and their families are drafted in to start their three years’ service in the UK at either RAF Feltwell or RAF Lakenheath Base.
Congratulations to the Infant’s for doing a brilliant grading. They are a great bunch of students, and really go for it when it comes to the grading’s. One student that really impressed me was Cayden Mahoney, one of the students that started in the very first lesson many years ago.
It didn’t matter what I got them to do, they didn’t whinge or try and stop throughout. It was so great to see the determination on their faces, whether they were doing fitness tests, throws, takedowns and so much more. After 45 minutes of pushing them to their limits I was so proud to let them know that they had passed their grading’s. They were so happy with themselves that they gave out a massive cheer and all were very happy when they left the dojo.
Outside were so very nervous and excited juniors ready to show me what they could do. I am always impressed with what the juniors can do in this class. Whatever I ask them to do, they just dig in and keep going until I say stop. Two students that really impressed me were Hannah and Kaylee who have been with me form the start of the club over 4 years ago. They hardly miss a lesson and give the boys a real run for their money, it is so great to see a girl fight back and show the boys that girls can be better then them.
It was very impressive to watch, I could have kept going and going with whatever I asked them to do. They did lots of fitness tests, throws, fights with hold downs, locks and submissions. It is amazing how the time goes so quickly when you are watching students show great techniques and dedication when grading for their new or next belt. It was such a hot day that all the windows were open and we had a massive fan to try and keep it cool in the room.
By the end of the lesson they were sweaty and completely worn out. And I was very happy to let them know that they had passed with flying colours. They were so pleased that it was all over and that they had gained their new grade.
The next week is always a special time for the students, as many of their dads come along in their uniforms to watch them get presented with their new belts and certificates. It is also a moment for me as their instructor to reward them all for their tremendous hard work over the last four months.
Well done to all the students at the club for all their hard work and support to the club. Have a great summer break either in the UK or back home with your families.
Just one final thing to let everyone know, this year’s SUMMER CAMP is from Monday 3rd August to Friday 7th August. There is a limited amount of spaces in both the infant and junior camp. The cut-off date is Saturday 7th July, due to medals and trophies that have to be ordered for the camp.
This is a great chance for your child to have lots of fun and Ju Jitsu Training for 5 hours a day over a week period. Letters and a booking form will be going out in the first week of June.
It is great to see the club is still going strong, and there will be a waiting list on both classes soon. Well done to all the students for working so hard in their lessons. You are all a credit to the club, see you all next month.