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2019 year plan

Happy new year to all.

2019 will be another busy year for Poole Bushido.

The first interclub is planned for 2nd March at the martial arts centre and it is hoped that this will be an annual event with co host Rising Sun Martial arts based in Romsey.

2018 finished off with many successful gradings for the juniors and while the club is busy with juniors the plan is to grow the classes bigger and spread, potentially opening another venue at Poole High School, watch this space.

The main focus for any martial arts club is to have experienced quality students on the open stage. Coming through the ranks are three brown belts with two hopefully grading for their 1st dan black belts early in the year. At the moment the junior section of the club has one junior purple belt who should be graded later in the year to brown and 4 blue belts who again should grade late in the year for purple. The younger section of the juniors are of mixed low grades. student retention is going to be a big focus for 2019.

Two senior black belts should also be grading to 2nd dan and to keep this on track many extra training sessions are planned with external visits to other Bushido clubs as well as local ju-jitsu clubs which are the Rising Sun Martials arts club run by Sensei Dave Scanlan 5th Dan & Dorchester Ju-jitsu Club run by Sensei Kevin King 7th Dan.

Weapons training will now regularly feature every Saturday after the junior session which will be open to adults also.

New embroidered Gis are now in place at the club with Poole Ju-jitsu across the back with the Bushido logo on the front right lapel. Hoodie's & T-shirts are been designed so hopefully these will be out before the summer.

The Bristish Ju-jitsu Championships & Kokoro Kai championship are also in the diary with other courses, seminars on the cards its going to be a busy year.

Wishing everyone a happy new year and all the best for 2019.

12 thoughts on “2019 year plan

  1. First two sessions under the belt at Poole Ju-jitsu. Quite start to 2019 with the official start back on Tuesday 8th Jan.
    Tuesdays class was well received covering ground works techniques for the juniors & and easy start for the adults covering arm locks, strangles and syllabus work.
    Saturdays Junior session covered ground work again and followed by syllabus.
    After the junior session a Weapon session with Tonfa was conducted.

  2. Busy first week at Poole Ju-jitsu. At least 29 juniors on the mat on Thursday and 7 juniors graded to their respect stripe belts with flying colours. Syllabus & sparring was Thursday session. Saturday covered syllabus and the extra session was Tonfa, 3 adults & nunchaku for the juniors.
    Sunday saw an extra training session at the Rising Sun Martial Arts club in Romsey.
    Bushido Ju-jitsu announced the training course at the headquarters for March 23rd.

  3. Another busy session tonight, Juniors working on syllabus, class split in to Kyu grades & stripe belt grades.
    Adult session focused on fitness with a pad workout and Judo randoori & ground fighting. Two new guys trained from BJJ and Mark lost 1 stone training, Well done Mark.

  4. Thanks for a great week. Really picked up my training and fitness this week after letting it drop a bit over the last few months. Good to see new guys on the mat and a great session at Rising Sun. It’s all good!

  5. Another busy week at PJJC,
    Saturdays session was a treat with visiting Bushido Black belt Sensei Gavin Davis 2nd Dan wishing to be put through his paces for his 3rd Dan. Gavin worked hard and covered a lot of topics on his syllabus and hopes to visit PJJC every month before his 3rd Dan grading in early 2020.
    The juniors are working hard and getting ready for the 1st interclub between Poole & the Rising Sun Martial Arts club. Next years course hopefully will be a bigger & larger affair. Classes are busy and we are pushing them more & more through they grades.

  6. Another great week at PJJC, The club had a visiting instructor from Dorchester Ju-jitsu. Sensei Rory Coombs 4th Dan from Dorchester Fudoshin Jujitsu and Martial Art is affiliated with the British Fudoshin Association. Rory enjoyed his training and been drilled by Sensei Walker.

    Snow also dropped in to Dorset covering the ground. The Juniors are working well and praticing for their gradings & competiton coming up in early March. Sensei Emma Ullathorne has been busy behind the scences with ordering Hoodies and more club badges. Emma being a postitive infulance to the club helping with all the jobs that dont get scene by the students. Many thanks Emma.

  7. Two weeks to go before the first southern area Ju-jitsu championships and a busy week for the club. A couple of junior strip belt gradings and lots of work for the interclub. The next Bushido course is in March and the club needs names as soon as possible Also when sparring make sure you wear gloves or you’ll end up with a black eye like I did last week,,, Lesson learned. .

  8. Half term week was quieter than normal but still busy on Saturday. great work from the juniors putting in the effort getting ready for the gradings and competition. Everyone is looking forward to the competition. Busy organising medals, print score sheets etc, etc, speak soon. Really busy junior class on Tuesday 26th Feb,, 31 juniors.

  9. What a brilliant 1st southern area ju-jitsu interclub competition on Saturday. 44 competitors from 4 different clubs, Poole Bushido, Rising Sun martial arts from Romsey, Harlow Ju-jitsu from North London & Dorchester Fudoshin Jujitsu. Visiting Senior guest instructor Sensei John Rintoul 6th Dan awarded the medals to most of the juniors & adults commented on how well the students took to the challenge of competing for the first time and would also like to host a similar interclub.
    The adult competitors were out numbered by junior competitors, and with over 40 categories from Sparring, Ground fighting, Randori & Continuous fighting to get through it was a busy day.
    *Please see results.
    Looking forward it’s planned to host a seminar & comp to wet the apetite of the southern area ju-jitsu clubs from many diferent associations.

  10. Absolutely brilliant day. Great to see so many people come together to celebrate Ju-jitsu and put all that training into practice. Congratulations to all the medal winners and a huge well done to Poole Ju-jitsu for hosting the event.

  11. Another good week for the club members this week. Saturdays session we did a debrief of the competition and hopefully the students learnt a lot. not all our students won a medal but hopefully they all learnt a great deal for all their efforts on the day. Thursday session we carried out junior stripe belt gradings with one junior jumping two strip belts. Thursday also brought Sensei Bob Scott 2nd Dan back to Poole Ju-jitsu and took the adults through their paces with atemi point striking, locking, twisting etc. and to finish off with a quick swift beer at the local. Good to see you Bob.

  12. Bushido Ju-jitsu course 2019
    Bushido members from around the country gathered at the HQ for the 2019 official Bushido training course. The Poole members were George Pearce, Karen Nuttall & Liam Walkey who met up at the Holiday inn in Ellesmere Port in the canal district. After settling in and enjoying dinner washed down with a couple of beers or two there was only a few hours before getting up early for breakfast.
    Members were gathering at 10.00 am at the Dojo meeting up and chatting with friends before starting the official course. Opening the days training were displays by the junior’s members of the academy which was enjoyed by all the parents, students & instructors.
    After the official opening students were split up between Juniors & adults & Dan grades on different mats. A Special treat for the black belt mat was Sensei James Pape 10th Dan taking the session of variations on restraint’s which were extremely enjoyed due to the Uki’s attempt in trying to escape the various techniques.
    The course finished with official photos and heading back to the hotel for a welcome swim & sauna. The evening gala dinner started in full swing with senior club instructors been presented with a engraved Tanto chiefs knife. The evening went long in to the night with George playing card tricks to everyone Karen downing the wine & Liam demolition the food.
    Been a member of the academy highlights the family values of the clubs & Bushido academy and as a senior instructor I feel very privileged in been able to teach & pass on my experience I’ve picked up during my 32 years in martial arts.

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