Congratulations to Joshua Clubb from the Infants, Lily Newitt from the Junior’s receiving Student of the Month award for June 2014.
I would like to welcome along to the club Freddie Bateman and Ellen-Ann Hallam to the Infants, Daryl and Charlie Dixon to the Junior’s and Linnet Gallick to the Adults. Its brilliant to see new students at the club and hope that you enjoy your training!!
The Infants Throughout the month concentrated on their techniques for grading which were: S-Parry Block, Major Outer Reap and then pin their partner down in one of the following three holds: Scarf Hold, Shoulder Hold and Chest Hold. We also did a circuit to work on breakfalls.
We broke down the techniques into stages to perfect each part. Firstly working on stances left and right, then the block from the punch. We worked on basic throws and pinning techniques. We made each stage a game so the children could get maximum enjoyment from it and learn the technique to a good standard.
Young Freddie Bateman and Ellen-Ann Hallam had a fantastic start to the month with a helping hand from Ellen-Ann’s bigger brother Charlie Dixon. Thank you Charlie!!
The Juniors worked on their rear strangles: Rear Naked Choke and Sliding Collar and Lapel. We also made a game from this; working on the theory of one person being a catcher, all students would crawl around on the floor and if tagged by the catcher, you would immediately kneel awaiting to be freed. The only way you could be freed is by another student performing two-rear strangles to you.
We worked on are two other techniques needed for their grading which were Half Shoulder and full Shoulder. With multiple rounds of grappling and stand-up grappling all students worked really hard. Daryl and Charlie Dixon have settled into the class really well and have all ready started feeling comfortable with their fellow students within the class.
We had the Teenagers gradings during June but unfortunately none were ready, hopefully in December when gradings come around again we will have a good number wishing to push forward to their next grade. All those that did participate in the teenagers gradings worked extremely hard and all successfully passed. Well done to all of you!
We also had the Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu’s National Gradings take place on 21st June and Joshua Ciannarella who joined us in January participated in the Gradings. I’m very pleased to announce that Joshua successfully passed his grading. I was Joshua’s partner during his gradings; I know that he didn’t have it easy. With a quick visit to the window, Joshua was being pushed to his limit and had to dig deep to gain the strength to get to the end. With the constant throws, techniques, grappling, stand-up grappling and terminology questions, Joshua pushed himself to the very end…
Well done Joshua, a fantastic effort and congratulations to all the others that also passed. “Commiserations to Amber Gill who unfortunately didn’t get it this time,” now you have you exams out of the way I know there will be nothing that will stop you achieving your next goal.