What an amazing month RAF lakenheath has had, with new students joining every week. There will soon be a waiting list for the Infant class. It is great to see that many of them will be taking part in this year’s British Championship for the first time, which is really exciting for all of them. So this month’s training has been focused on all the relevant techniques and etiquette for it. I am really looking forward to seeing them, take part and show what talent they all have. This is also a great time for the parents to be able to see what their child have learnt in our particular style of Ju Jitsu. A couple that really stand out for me is Catherine Cummings & Christian Hill who both train really hard. Well done to everyone for all your hard work and commitment to training.
Congratulations to Shane Thomas who was awarded Student of The Month. Shane has always been a great student at his main dojo RAF Feltwell & at RAF Lakenheath. He is a very respectful and very kind to all his fellow students. Sadly he and his family will be going back home to the USA in June. I will miss them all so much as they have all been fantastic supporters of the clubs since they started.
Congratulations to Josephine Thomas, who like her brother, was awarded Student of The Month. Jo has been exactly like her brother, very respectful, helpful and very well-liked by all her fellow students at both of the dojos. I will miss seeing her turn up early to help set up the dojo every Thursday. As an instructor this is the only part I hate is seeing students leave that would have gone all the way in our style of Ju Jitsu.
The Junior class is still a bit quite at the moment, but hopefully now they are back to school we will start to get more new recruits joining. The girls outnumber the boys in the club. This is great when the girls are a tough punch and give the boys a hard time. One student that has really stood out this month is Kieara Hill, who will be competing in this year’s championship for the first time. Over the last few weeks I have been giving her extra training as she is so keen to learn and do well in the championships. I really hope that she does well and shows how great girls can be. They have all been working hard on techniques not only for the championship but also for their gradings in July, which is really scary as I know it won’t be long before they arrive.
Good luck to all the students that will be competing at this year’s British Championship. Remember fight hard, but most importantly have lots of fun.