During the month of November we celebrated with Kevin Pell Sensei and Trevor Steward Sensei when they were invited to the Martial Arts Hall of Fame to receive their prestigious awards. It was a fantastic evening with all the senior grades in attendance. Soke Kevin Pell was awarded a LIFETIME achievement to martial arts (WOW!) Sensei Trevor was given an award to his dedication to martial arts. Massive congratulations to them both!
The Bishops adult class is starting to grow in numbers with good spirit in their training. Our new students Stepanie Wilson and Rosemarie Greer have settled in well and with the good news that they will be attending the adult grading day to help support their fellow students through their grading. They will also be attending the celebratory meal afterwards. This will be good for them both, as it will give them an insight to what is to come when they attempt next year.
We have also had the pleasure of Linnet Gallick from the Wymondham Ju Jitsu club and Philip Game from Newmarket Ju Jitsu club; both attend the Bishops for some extra training. It has been great having you and I hope you can attend as regular as possible!
Stephanie Wnetrzak who started the club at the end of September is very keen to attempt her grading in December; Stephanie unfortunately will be leaving us some time next year and was very keen to have an achievement to take home with her. Stephanie has been working really hard in the dojo, also attending Honbu (Headquarters) for extra training. I am sure with her revision that she has been doing at home will definitely pay off. Keep up the good work Stephanie!
The rest of the adults have also been working extremely hard, getting all the equipment they need and making sure that everything is in place ready for their gradings next month. I’m quite excited to see how everyone performs as they have all being very dedicated even when they get little injuries which is common when doing anything contact.
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…
Anniversary dinner is fast approaching and will be on Saturday, 9th January 2016. This is one of the highlights of the year when all students get together to celebrate what will be 26 years of Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu. Most of you have tickets for this event but we still have a few left so if you have anyone else in mind that you would like to come, grab them quick, once their gone their GONE!
We have the Adult gradings fast approaching in December, can everyone please make sure that they have all equipment and admin ready in advance for the grading, keep up the good work and GOOD LUCK!!
Till next month
Del Shannon Sensei