In April 2016, the The Bishops Ju Jitsu club started the month off with awarding student of the month. This time it was going to be awarded to young Alan Turnball. Alan loves his Ju Jitsu and is not afraid to try new things. Alan works as hard as he possible can and gives a great superman impression when running. Well-done Alan!
In the junior class student of the month was awarded to Rayssa Valimamade who week by week is getting more and more confident. Rayssa enjoys coming straight to class after school to help set up the mats. Thank you Rayssa for your help, its greatly appreciated!
We have had a couple of new starters this month and I would like to welcome Taelyn Gaston and Sarah-Ann Greer to Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu. They are both good friends and enjoying class.
Throughout the month of April, we have been working on a variety of throws, shoulder throw to name one of them. We started off with some basic drills, footwork and arm work before completing the entire throw. We spent the whole of one lesson getting the class to drill just the movement of this throw, mixing it up with different activities to help aid with repetition.
With the class now confident with what the arms and legs are doing we moved onto the complete throw, going over a few little helpful tips to landing safely. Both classes performed some descent throws so I would make it more interesting by having relay races and other activities to gain repetition.
Another throw that we worked on this month was “Dropping reverse body drop,” a very quick throw when executed quickly. After spending a good amount of time with these throws we were able to finish them off with a hold down of their choice.
The teenagers are working their way through their relevant belts, Linnden Turner is progressing really well towards green. Using either myself or his older brother Devlinn to practice with. Billie-Jo Shannon and Courteney Shannon are working towards yellow and have nearly grasped all of the techniques needed. Well-done girls you’re doing well…We have also had a few new starters, both are enjoying classes, so hopefully they will both join us and be able to train alongside Chloe Gilbert and Maria Gomes for white belt.
Tips and advice for the Month
Please follow these guidelines…
- When entering or leaving the dojo, always face the front, bow and say “Osu”
- When late for class, kneel facing the instructor at the edge of the dojo floor, wait to be called into class.
- Do not eat, chew gun, smoke or drink in the dojo.
- Do not remove any part of your GI during training without being told to do so.
- Never practice unless an instructor is present.
- Do not leave your position without permission from the instructor.
- Address your instructor as Sempai, Sensei or Shihan as the case may be.
- Do not address an instructor by their first name in class.
- Do not swear, laugh, giggle, talk, lounge or act inattentively during training.
- Your GI must be washed and neat.
- Turn away from the front of class to adjust your GI.
- For the sake of safety and neatness, do not wear jewellery.
- Keep your toenails and fingernails cut short.
- Be sure to go to the toilet prior to training.
- Avoid eating for at least one hour before class starts.
- Acknowledge all instructions with a strong “Osu”
On Sunday 22nd May 2016, students from all over the country will be competing in the Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu Children’s Championships to see who will be the National champion in their weight category. If you wish your son/daughter to participate in this event, then please remember that all forms need to be handed in by no later than the 14th May 2016. I would like to wish everyone the very best of luck and look forward to telling you all how everything went.
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.