Congratulations to Daisey Wright (Infants class) and Kevin Myrta (Junior class) on receiving Student of the Month for April 2015. Your effort has not gone un-noticed. Well done to you both!
It was school half term for the children at the Bishops School Ju Jitsu Club but because of the good nature of our caretaker, Ju Jitsu was still on. At the beginning of April, the Infant class started work on hip throws, also known as Ogoshi in Japanese. We made a start at getting the children’s footwork correct so that they are able to turn into the correct position. We started throwing near the end of the lesson with a good few attempts.
The Junior class made headway at their throwing techniques and using belts to aid correct footwork. They started making great progress with these so we paired them together to implement with stand up grappling. It was great to have Daryl Dixon and Rubie Keymer visit us from the Wymondham Ju Jitsu Club. Every extra bit of training will help you for the Children’s Championships coming soon.
The following week the Infant class was a little light due to half term so I got a couple of Juniors to help out with some throwing techniques. Using belts as aids we made fantastic progress with a throw called body drop. Young Matthew Blackaller and Archie Broomfield really worked hard and got a great sweat on. The Junior class worked on defences from a shoulder hold and practiced some bridging (bucking your partner off when they are laid across you).
For the rest of the month we worked on different finishers from throws, plenty of standing and kneeling grappling and some sumo to help with understanding balance breaking.
The Teenagers have been working mainly on their syllabus and getting up to scratch with all their techniques that they need to know. Linden Turner and Stevie-Leigh Malkinson have been making great progress with their techniques and are not far away from knowing everything for their gradings in June. We also had some practice at standing and kneeling grappling and a little work on their core strength.
Next month we have Ishin Ryu’s British Championships being held in Thetford, Norfolk that will be a packed event, with challengers coming from all over the country to compete to be the champion in their weight category. Good luck to all the students entering from the Bishops Ju Jitsu club!
Please remember, if you wish to enter, all entries must be handed in by Saturday 9th May 2015.