The Bishops (Adult) Jiu Jitsu Club
Monthly Report
November 2016

Chris enjoying every moment!

 After teenagers are finished there is 30-minute gap where any admin can be sorted out before the class starts at 7:30pm. At the beginning of the month we were a few down to various issues, Stephanie Wilson had an infection in her throat, Matthew Broomfield was working, Linnet Bruce had her daughter’s birthday and new student Mark Angel was un-well. With only a few of us Devlinn Turner lined the class up – we then continued by spending the next 10-15 mins going over questions about the federation and possible questions that might come up.

Moved straight into warm-up doing fart-legging and fireman carries around the mat. Asked all to perform their belt fitness test as their warm-up. Helped Rosie and Chris with Kubaton techniques. Devlinn Turner and Gavin Margrie worked together. Devlinn was a little unsure if doing sweeping loin correct — so gave a little help.

Lesson ending so we finished off with bag work, milling, kicking and a little fitness thrown in. Line-up to finish and a quick reminder about Anniversary dinner fast approaching — tickets available…

Mark learning to throw

The following week, adults jumped onto the mat and started to warm themselves up. Great to see Matt Broomfield back on the mat after having a couple of weeks off due to work commitments. Mark Angel are new adult student is settling in well with the rest of the group. New student Mark, worked with Christopher and Stephanie on their white belt whilst Gavin, Devlinn and Matt went together to go over Orange. Rosie went with myself to go over her yellow belt – Good spirit, Kiai and enthusiasm. Working well just needs a little more control. Time for bag work and use those new gloves that have just been purchased, strong effort from all.

Near the end of the month I decided to take the whole class from white belt to orange beltIn pairs, the class demonstrated their techniques. For students that were higher than white belt, this was a great revision and see if anyone had forgotten those important skills. This was like a mock grading and highlighted any problems which may come up – a good all-around effort. New student Mark got a good insight into what is expected.

Casualty drags…

December is fast approaching and remember all grading applications will need to be handed in the first week of December. One last thing, don’t forget Anniversary dinner, tickets, hotel booking, Tuxedo’s, Ball Gown dresses – will be a fabulous event 21st January 2017. Any problems, please let me know ASAP… See you all soon!

Keep driving!

Bag work

If you are interested and curious to what Ishin Ryu Jiu Jitsu is all about, please do hesitate to visit our website below, alternatively you can ring our headquarters on 01953 483795 where you can speak directly to our chief instructor Kevin Pell Sensei.

Please visit our website 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.

Rosie won’t head-butt me… I hope

Please also have a look at the calendar to see upcoming events so you can plan ahead… You can also now 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!

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Many thanks,


Del Shannon Sensei & Kevin Pell Hanshi

Groundwork techniques

3 Comments on The Bishops (Adult) Jiu Jitsu Club
Monthly Report
November 2016

  1. Osu Sensei Del, another good months training .. Everyone giving their all for that final push for their grading at Honbu !!!

    Well done Everyone !!

  2. It was a great training this month. Im so excited and looking forward to the 27th Anniversary dinner.
    My favourite part of the month was working though the belts.
    No headbutting took place after the picture was taken. Lol

    • Del Shannon // January 4, 2017 at 4:35 pm // Reply

      So am I Rosie, it will be another fantastic evening…

      Just couldn’t help write that in after seeing Stephanie’s face, lol

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