With the gradings complete, congratulations are due to the tremendous effort everyone put in, and July saw the students starting to learn their some of their next belt. Well-done to Gavin Margrie who regularly turns up at the Wymondham dojo. During the month Devlinn Turner also made a visit to train alongside the other adult students. Dee Christie, our new adult student, is settling in really well. Dee now has her uniform so will feel very much a part of the group.
The week after the Infant and Junior students have their grading we have a fun lesson. During this month we had some giant gloves which I let a few of the teenager students have a practice. Perfect time for two siblings to settle any squabbles that have accumulated at home and have some fun.
The rest of the month we continued working on syllabus, learning new techniques and polishing the previous ones. At the end of the month I finished the evening lesson off by completing a fitness exercise using a giant deck of cards. Using hearts (press-ups), diamonds (sit-ups), clubs (leg raises) & spades (burpees). Everything was face value 2, 3, 4, 5 etc… Ace been one, Jack was eleven, Queen was twelve and King, thirteen.
There were also two Jokers in the pack – twenty burpees! Working in pairs they would run to the end of the mat, turn the top card over and complete the exercise as quick as possible, return to the other end, tag your partner for them to repeat. This was carried on until all cards were finished. Losing teams did twenty burpees. Everyone was kept in suspense to who would get the Jokers as it could of being the difference of finishing first or last; a great evening that everyone enjoyed.
Below are a few paragraphs written by Kevin Pell Hanshi, taken from “The Ultimate Book of Martial Arts”
What is Jiu Jitsu?
The central philosophy behind Jiu Jitsu is to conquer an opponent by any and all means – as long as minimal force only is used. Consequently, this precept demands from its followers a strict conformity to various disciplines – both mental and physical.
Physical fitness has always been a fundamental prerequisite for practitioners of Jiu Jitsu. A characteristic of this art involves strict moral and dietary regimes, which are seen as being necessary if one is to reach the highest level of perfection. It is therefore not surprising that, historically, many Jiu Jitsu masters withdrew to religious institutions, such as Buddhist or Shinto shrines.
Although the fundamental principle behind modern Jiu Jutsu as a Self-defence art is too conquer an opponent using minimal force, the older art of Jiu Jitsu focused on literally annihilating the enemy, which led to the developed of many dangerous and fatal techniques.
Thank you for a great month and I look forward to seeing you all in August. If you can make the Weyland show in Norfolk, this will be greatly appreciated.
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Del Shannon Sensei & Kevin Pell Sensei