New Black belts at PJJC

Two new black belts for Poole Ju jitsu Club were crowned in front of the academy’s top instructors at the weekend. Both female candidates attained high marks in their respect gradings in front of the Bushido academy chief instructors Sensei James Pape 10th Dan & Professor Paul Geoghegan 9th Dan. Also on the panel were Sensei Andy Pryce 7th Dan, Sensei Phil Rhodes 6th Dan, Sensei Alex Fraser 6th Dan, Sensei Dave Bushell 6th Dan and Sensei Neil Scratcherd 6th Dan.

Club instructor Sensei Andy Walker 5th Dan was delighted after the months & months of hard work both ladies have put in. Each grading takes over a year to put together as well as the years of training perfecting the Bushido syllabus behind them. The girls travelled up to the academy headquarters in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire in the early hours to get a good start and steady their nerves.

Claudia Robinson went first and underwent a gruelling intense hour of running through the black belt syllabus which sees the candidate put under pressure into proving to the panel how much they want to be a Bushido black belt which is considered one of the very best academies in the country. Claudia never showed any signs of quitting and completed the whole grading to a high standard.

Next up was Karen Nuttall whose determination shone through after a tough five weeks which saw her having to stay in Manchester and travel to the Bushido headquarters to train. Again, Karen proved to the panel that “This Girl Can” attitude and the training regime proved successful. Both ladies are now the fourth & fifth female black belts under Poole Ju jitsu Club senior instructor Andy Walker who was delighted at both performances.

Claudia & Karen would like to thank the Uki’s on the day who were Sensei Phil Rhodes 6th, Dan, Sensei Mille 1st Dan from Ellesmere Port Bushido, and Sensei Jay 2nd Dan, Sensei Aaron, and Sensei Jordan 1st Dan all from Wings Bushido.

 

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East Coast Martial Arts annual championships

Saturday 13th November 2021

Come and Join us at Skegness Grammar School.

For the annual EMJJA Okami Jiu Jitsu East Coast Championships

Hosted by Sensei John Rake 8th Dan EMJJA

With Special guest instructors from many clubs including:

Course Instructors (5th Dan & above)*

  • Sensei Leslie Ottoey 9th Dan Yoshimi Jiu-Jitsu Rengoukai
  • Sensei John Rake 8th Dan EMJJA
  • Sensei Michael Holden 7th Dan Mind Body Spirit Jiu Jitsu
  • Sensei Steve Ainscough 7th Dan EMJJA Okami Jiu Jitsu
  • Sensei Andy Pryce 6th Dan Bushi Ryu Ju Jitsu
  • Sensei Alex Fraser 6th Dan Bushido HQ
  • Sensei Andy Walker 5th Dan Poole Bushido Ju Jitsu
  • Sensei Martin Hunnable 5th Dan Fenland Kokoro Kai
  • Sensei James Cottee  5th Dan Fenland Kokoro Kai

The morning course will include a junior mat dedicated to 6-10 year olds who will participate in Dojo Fit Challenges devised by Sensei John Rake,  with certificates given to students who complete the course successfully. There is also a chance for students to win medals during the dojo fit course. The course will be run by Sensei John Rake, and head coaches of EMJJA Okami Jiu Jitsu Sensei Becky Smith and Sensei Mike Priestley with guest instructors from other associations.

Course Registration 9:15am. Course starts at 9:30am

Tournament Registration 12:30pm.  Tournament Starts at 1:00pm

 

Hotel:

The Premier Hotel, Lincoln Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 2EA

Tel 01754 763456

Website https://www.premierhotel.co.uk/

We have reserved and secured a room rate of £65 per night including breakfast.

Please use reference John Rake when booking your room. Reserved rooms at the hotel will be held until 1st October 2021. So to ensure you get a room please book early!

An evening reception will take place at the Hotel with entertainment. Details TBC.

Please Download Forms below:

More Forms will be available soon

Deadline for entries is 1st October 2021

Saturday 13th November 2021

Come and Join us at Skegness Grammar School.

For the annual EMJJA Okami Jiu Jitsu East Coast Championships

Hosted by Sensei John Rake 8th Dan EMJJA

With Special guest instructors from many clubs including:

Course Instructors (5th Dan & above)*

  • Sensei Leslie Ottoey 9th Dan Yoshimi Jiu-Jitsu Rengoukai
  • Sensei John Rake 8th Dan EMJJA
  • Sensei Michael Holden 7th Dan Mind Body Spirit Jiu Jitsu
  • Sensei Steve Ainscough 7th Dan EMJJA Okami Jiu Jitsu
  • Sensei Andy Pryce 6th Dan Bushi Ryu Ju Jitsu
  • Sensei Alex Fraser 6th Dan Bushido HQ
  • Sensei Andy Walker 5th Dan Poole Bushido Ju Jitsu
  • Sensei Martin Hunnable 5th Dan Fenland Kokoro Kai
  • Sensei James Cottee  5th Dan Fenland Kokoro Kai

The morning course will include a junior mat dedicated to 6-10 year olds who will participate in Dojo Fit Challenges devised by Sensei John Rake,  with certificates given to students who complete the course successfully. There is also a chance for students to win medals during the dojo fit course. The course will be run by Sensei John Rake, and head coaches of EMJJA Okami Jiu Jitsu Sensei Becky Smith and Sensei Mike Priestley with guest instructors from other associations.

Course Registration 9:15am. Course starts at 9:30am

Tournament Registration 12:30pm.  Tournament Starts at 1:00pm

 

Hotel:

The Premier Hotel, Lincoln Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 2EA

Tel 01754 763456

Website https://www.premierhotel.co.uk/

We have reserved and secured a room rate of £65 per night including breakfast.

Please use reference John Rake when booking your room. Reserved rooms at the hotel will be held until 1st October 2021. So to ensure you get a room please book early!

An evening reception will take place at the Hotel with entertainment. Details TBC.

Please Download Forms below:

More Forms will be available soon

Deadline for entries is 1st October 2021

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Anti-Bullying

Bullying, There’s is no secret answer on how to deal with bullies. Telling someone about is defiantly a step in the right direction. Classmates can make fun of you because of your hair, size, or what you wear.

If you feel you can, talk to a teacher you trust or a family member. The experiences of being bullied are not pleasant,  keeping a diary can help as evidence for the future.

Don’t retaliate, you could make it worse or even be seen as a bully.
Surround yourself with people who make you feel good. Be kind to yourself, and do things that make you feel good, relax, and make new friends.  You might make music; write lyrics; draw cartoons; dance; act or join a sports club.  This is your life so make sure it’s the best life possible – don’t let anyone bring you down.

Helpful numbers

Childline 0800 11 11 or visit www.childline.org.uk.

Domestic Violence

1.6m women experienced domestic violence

65% increase in calls to abuse helplines

Stand up to domestic violence

 

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Junior brown belt grading success

One of our juniors successfully graded over the weekend to gain their 2nd Kyu brown belt and passed with flying colours. 12 yr old Layla conducted herself perfectly over the 70 mins grilled by senior instructor Sensei Andy Walker.

Layla’s future at Poole Ju jitsu looks bright. She is now the highest graded junior at the club and that’s with her junior coaching qualification which she picked up before lockdown. Layla was watched on by her mum who was delighted with her daughter’s character and skill shown throughout the grading. Layla can relax and focus on her school work until she has covered the elements of the 1st Kyu syllabus and move onto looking at the black belt grading in two years time.

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Champagne Reception

The club hosted a champagne reception to celebrate two local artists who have left their mark at the centre.

Local artist Rachel Farrugia was commissioned over a year ago to paint a full size Samurai on the back wall of the centre and holds centre place at the club. A local graffiti artist who is travelling the world was commissioned to paint two large murals with a martial arts theme to cover the rest of the back wall.

The celebrations lasted until late in the evening after speeches by the instructors and photos.

 

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Poole Ju jitsu has specialised in martial arts since 1986 and is a leading academy for teaching Juniors & Adults.

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