RAF Lakenheath (U16’s) Ju Jitsu Club
Monthly Report
May 2016

Awesome line up of very happy infants

Awesome line up of very happy infants

I have decided to use this month’s report to congratulate all my students that entered into this year’s British Championship. It was an amazing day for all the students, and the best one that we have held yet. As we have finally gone more hi- Tec with all the running of the championship, we are saving so much time. And most importantly the parents do not have to wait for the weight divisions to be sorted.

It went so smoothly this year that the fights started within 20 minutes of them being weighed. The best part of all was that we finished on time, and by the time I finished packing all the equipment away I was home nice and early for the first time in six years.

Well done to all the infants & juniors that supported this year’s championship. You all did the club and your families proud. The club has grown to a great size and is always a pleasure to teach every week. There are some real characters in the classes that make it a pleasure to teach them.

Welcome to new students in the infant & junior classes over the last couple of months. I know as like the RAF Feltwell dojo I have had to say goodbye to a few students. It is always a shame as I know they would have kept going and become really talented students of Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu.

A great student that I will miss seeing every week

A great student that I will miss seeing every week

One student that really stands out is Tyler Sucic, who when he first started didn’t want to wear a gi. This went on for many weeks until he did my summer camp. I persuaded him to wear just the top by the end of the week.  Once back in the dojo after some very crafty techniques we got him into a gi. Tyler has always been a pleasure to teach and has made me laugh on so many occasions.

I know that he would have carried on right through the infants and juniors & become such a great student in the future. It was sad, but a complete pleasure to have a photo taken with him and his family at the dojo. His parents had a special belt holder made out of wood which we presented to him in the class. I wish him and his family all the best for the future.

Estrella Mostcero in her first championship

Estrella Mostcero in her first championship

It is always a brilliant atmosphere at the championships, with very supportive parents cheering their child on, the best part is when it comes to the presentations and the child’s name is called out. All you can hear is a massive cheer from the parents and friends, and a very happy student standing on the podium.

One of so many great junior fights

One of so many great junior fights

Championships is so much more then students fighting to become British champion. It is about giving that child confidence that if one day they are bullied or attacked they will be able to deal with the situation and not become a VICTIM. Having taught both my daughter and son since they were the age of four, I feel very confident that they would be able to control any situation in the correct manner, and make sure that the attacker regrets starting the fight or being a bully. Every child has the right to look after themselves; no one has the right to bully them. As long as they are taught to defend themselves & to be able to control the attacker it is SELF DEFENCE.

Awesome junior British championship

Awesome junior British championship

It was a great championship for all my clubs with the following list of awards.

THETFORD DOJO (MONDAYS)
6 BRITISH CHAMPIONS
2 SILVER MEDALISTS
4 BRONZE MEDALISTS

RAF FELTWELL (MONDAY)
1 SILVER MEDALIST
1 BRONZE MEDALIST

BRANDON DOJO (TUESDAYS)
2 BRITISH CHAMPIONS
2 SILVER MEDALISTS
1 BRONZE MEDALIST

DEREHAM DOJO
1 SILVER MEDALIST
1 BRONZE MEDALIST

THETFORD DOJO (SATURDAYS)
5 BRITISH CHAMPIONS
4 SILVER MEDALISTS
4 BRONZE MEDALISTS

Now that the championship is over the students will be concentrating on getting ready for their next grading. As they had been practising their techniques for the championships well, it should be a walk in the park for them this time round. Just to let everyone know that your next grading will be Thursday 7th July, with the presentation evening on Thursday 14th July.

Information packs for this year’s summer camp will be going out to the clubs in the first week of June. As always there will be a limited amount of spaces, as I like to keep it to a small number of students. This is an amazing week for students to spend the whole week together learning so much Ju Jitsu and have lots of fun with each other.

DON’T MISS OUT ON A WEEK OF GREAT FUN

DON’T MISS OUT ON A WEEK OF GREAT FUN

As last year’s summer camp was a sell-out, I can confirm that next year’s summer camp will be from MONDAY 8TH AUGUST TO FRIDAY 12TH AUGUST 2016.

Information packs for this year’s summer camp will be going out to the clubs in the first week of June. As always there will be a limited amount of spaces, as I like to keep it to a small number of students. This is an amazing week for students to spend the whole week together learning so much Ju Jitsu and have lots of fun with each other.

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.

If you have any questions or you are unsure of anything, please catch me at the club where I will be happy to help!

If you are on Facebook, please can you send me and Kevin Pell a friend request so if we need to pass on information quickly I can contact you, and when the reports go up I can share it to your Facebook page so you get it straight away.

Many thanks,
Trevor Steward Sensei

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