2020 Year plan
PJJC year plan 2020
At the end of 2018 I wrote a year plan for 2019, and just before 2020 comes in, I’d like to put my thoughts for the forth coming year on record. 2019 was a fantastic hectic year and expect 2020 to be just as fruitful.
We hope to grow on the success of the juniors & adult’s classes with retaining the new & existing members into growing into an even bigger club for 2020.
We have a few mid to high grade juniors who potentially are looking at a junior black belt in early 2021, so by the end of the year we hope to have at least 3 juniors’ 1st Kyu brown belts. The junior stripe belts enjoy the classes, but retention is difficult due to the length of time each junior takes to get their foot of the kyu grade ladder. The modern-day junior is often just as busy as the adults, being taken to numerous sports clubs, after school activities etc. Also, being suitability to ju-jitsu is another factor.
There is a new Little Warriors class for the 4 to 7 yr old children which was started by Sensei Wendy with the help from Sensei George Pearce & junior student “little Leon” and we hope that this class is a nursery for fully fledged junior section of Poole Ju-jitsu club.
We are starting a Sunday morning session for additional training for members, with weapons, Kata & syllabus training and hope this is a springboard for regular training for the students.
An in-house Coaching course is planned for January which is open to ages above 14 yrs and higher than Blue belts. And the development of new talent coming through is fundamental to the longevity of Poole Ju-jitsu.
The club had a few visiting instructors and 2020 we hope to invite at least four guest instructors for throughout the year, so watch this space.
The embroidered Gi’s have been successful and attire is been looked at for hoddie’s & T-shirts. We hope to roll out a T-shirt in time for summer & hoddie’s in time for Autumn.
The Martial Arts Centre has signed a new five-year lease so the time at the centre is secure which makes growing the ju-jitsu club a big positive for the next five years.
There was a wobble in the summer with issues rising their ugly head by the Karate club at the centre and could of shook the martial arts centre to the floor, but the lease holder remained strong and resilient. So, for 2020 we hope to remain a strong force in Poole and have the next generation of ju-jitsu instructors coming through.