Student of the month in September was awarded to Finlay Tilly for the infant class and Katie-Lee Shannon from the junior class. Finlay is performing really well and gives maximum effort when training. Katie-Lee has been doing similar and helps out quite regular with other students.
This month I would like to welcome along to the club Sean Armstrong. Sean has made a fantastic start to learning his Ju Jitsu and brings a fantastic smile to class every week. Sean has been working very well with others and really enjoys what he’s doing.
In the junior class I would like to welcome along Logan Porter who found out about the club from watching us perform demonstrations on the local estate. When Logan started, he immediately enjoyed classes and wanted to get involved. Logan has made a fantastic start over September and loves to come training regular.
Over the month of September the infant class started work on their hip throws and have made massive leaps forward with learning this technique, especially when some are just learning their fine motor skills. We also had fun with relay races getting the students to incorporate carrying different objects e.g. Kick shields, gloves, cones and a few other things that I liked to throw to the mix.
We also had Archie Broomfield’s Little sister Daisy Broomfield have trial lessons in the infant class; Daisy has plenty of go in her and is not afraid to get stuck in – I think she likes to play flight with her older brother at home which really shows in the class; keep it up Daisy you are doing really well!
Throughout the rest of the month we had fun practising Andy Herbert Sensei’s new technique called “over and overs”, similar to leapfrog but performing a burpee (new style) every time you leap over, then rather than crawl through the legs you would leapfrog over, going back to the starting position.
We also had fun practising “SUMO,” a good game that teaches the children about balance.
Linnden Turner continues to turn up regularly to practice his orange belt syllabus; over the weeks we have been increasing lindens knowledge, fitness, stamina and Ishin Ryu spirit. I am really impressed with how much effort Linnden puts into his training each week. Most teenagers prefer to stay at home and play on their gaming machine rather than learn a lifetime martial art. Linden has had many struggles in his life but continues to put that to the side and train hard – well done Linnden, I’m very proud of you as are your family!
With the one-to-one training that Linden has been getting with myself, grading time should hopefully be a lot easier…
Massive congratulations to Kevin Pell Sensei who was presented with the Grand Master of the year 2015, having been nominated by Sensei Zvonko Tubic Tuba and presented by Ernesto Hoost, four times K1 world champion. Kevin Pell Sensei and Sam gladly Sempai travelled to split (Croatia) to receive this prestigious award and was kindly looked after by all the Croatian team.
As we have the children’s, teenager gradings fast approaching we will be concentrating all our efforts to get ready for this.
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