St. Columba’s School Jitsu Club
Half Term Report, Summer 2015

Mean class in fight stances

Mean class in fight stances

I would like to start this report by saying a big well done to Joshua Alley. He has been a key member in the class, and as one of the highest grades all the lower grades look up to him. Every lesson he is on time and has never missed a session. Well done Joshua keep up the good work.

Student of the month Joshua Alley

Student of the month Joshua Alley

This half term has been a short one with two bank holidays. The class have missed some lessons but that never stops us with our training. This half term we have been doing a lot of ground work and locks from the floor, trying to tie are partners up in knots. Even the high grades have been doing all the locks on me and they are getting super strong and most of the class are getting taller than me. Some of the locks are from a straight arm, bent arm and even a leg lock or two. With the ground work being one part, we have also been doing some arm locks and leg locks from strangles and round house kicks.

Keeping on the same theme, just in a different way, with loads of holds and strangles how many ways you can lock someone up there is only so many as everyone’s arms and legs all lock and move the same way, and the kids are starting to understand that.

Even with us working really hard with loads of locks and throws the class has been putting them in to games and fitness with the kids having so much fun playing stuck in the mud and loads of others. One big thing we have been learning is working as a team, so we have been doing team games and team exercise as a big part of the warm up and cool down. I have to say that the class have come together as a good group, and there is nothing better than a group of children working together. I am so pleased with how this class has been working. Keep it up everyone!

Team games and fitness

Team games and fitness

Working so hard they needed a rest

Working so hard they needed a rest

The whole class working together on fitness

The whole class working together on fitness

I would like to remind all the children and parents that all the kids have a progress card that they hand in every lesson if they do something good in the lesson or have been working hard they will get a star in the book, once they have completed a line in their card they will get an Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu medal to keep. If you have lost the card or forget to bring it to lesson please let me know and I will get you a new card or sort out more stars next lesson.

I would also like to add that next half term we are going to be starting our work for gradings and letters will be going out very soon. I am looking forward to the grading’s and seeing how well the class have moved on.

Have a lovely half term and I will see everyone next half term.

The class working on their ground work and hold downs

The class working on their ground work and hold downs

 

3 Comments on St. Columba’s School Jitsu Club
Half Term Report, Summer 2015

  1. We are so proud of Joshua and thank you for mentioning him, his surname is Alley though, not Thomson.

  2. Del Shannon - Honbu Dojo // June 24, 2015 at 11:24 am // Reply

    fantastic Sensei Tom, it sounds like they had fun learning different combinations of locks…

    Keep up the good work!

    Osu..

  3. Congratulations Sensei Tom on a great Dojo that just keeps getting stronger and stronger…

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