The adult students at The Bishops Jiu Jitsu club have had a good month of training, after passing their current grades the previous month. Well-done again everyone, tremendous effort.
With everyone eager to learn some techniques from their next belt, first point of call is to practice the previous ones just learned so as not to lose that skill that they have spent the last six months learning.
They would practice one belt one week and then learning their current one after; the following week they would swap. This continued throughout the month.
Near the end of the month I finished the evening lesson off by completing a fitness exercise using a giant deck of cards. Using hearts (press-ups), diamonds (sit-ups), clubs (leg raises) & spades (burpees). Everything was face value 2, 3, 4, 5 etc… Ace been one, Jack was eleven, Queen was twelve and King, thirteen. There were also two Jokers in the pack – twenty burpees! Working in pairs they would run to the end of the mat, turn the top card over and complete the exercise as quick as possible, return to the other end, tag your partner for them to repeat.
This was carried on until all cards were finished. Losing teams did twenty burpees. Everyone was kept in suspense to who would get the Jokers as it could of being the difference of finishing first or last; a great evening that everyone enjoyed.
Unfortunately, Gavin Margrie and Matthew Broomfield who were both in the same group managed to get both jokers in the pack – this was a big game changer and made their team lose the game – to top it all off, the losing team had the forfeit of another twenty burpees, god only knows how many they had completed before hand. Well-done to all that participated, great effort!
Below are a few paragraphs written by Kevin Pell Hanshi, taken from “The Ultimate Book of Martial Arts”
What is Jiu Jitsu?
The central philosophy behind Jiu Jitsu is to conquer an opponent by any and all means – as long as minimal force only is used. Consequently, this precept demands from its followers a strict conformity to various disciplines – both mental and physical.
Physical fitness has always been a fundamental prerequisite for practitioners of Jiu Jitsu. A characteristic of this art involves strict moral and dietary regimes, which are seen as being necessary if one is to reach the highest level of perfection. It is therefore not surprising that, historically, many Jiu Jitsu masters withdrew to religious institutions, such as Buddhist or Shinto shrines.
Although the fundamental principle behind modern Jiu Jutsu as a Self-defence art is too conquer an opponent using minimal force, the older art of Jiu Jitsu focused on literally annihilating the enemy, which led to the developed of many dangerous and fatal techniques.
Thank you for a great month and I look forward to seeing you all in August. If you can make the Weyland show in Norfolk, this will be greatly appreciated.
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Del Shannon Sensei & Kevin Pell Sensei