Archive for May, 2012
It’s almost time for the next of our TMAP ‘Beat the Bullies’, self defense classes. These classes have been filling up quickly but there are a handful of spaces left. If you are interested in booking your child into one of our popular self defense sessions then please contact us or speak to your Sensei or call us on 020 7586 1222
Each session is £10.
Dates for self defense courses – level 3:
- Little Monkeys (5 to 7’s) on Saturday 26th May at 1.15pm
- Juniors (8 to 10’s) on Saturday 23rd June at 1.15pm
- Older juniors (11 to 14’s) Saturday 14th July at 1.15pm.
These courses are designed to build on the techniques learnt in the first two parts of our self defense courses, however, it is not essential to have attended these.
We are fast approaching our seniors mid-year grading for blue belts and up.
If you’re interested in grading for Blue 1 or higher then make sure you speak to your Sensei about grading. Those who graded last Christmas for a blue belt should be ready to take their next grading – assuming you’ve been working hard that is!
Remember, senior gradings only happen twice a year and the standard is high. The grading incorporates basic techniques, attack combinations and pairs techniques followed by contact sparring (a minimum 3 rounds).
So make sure you know all of your grading stuff before you even ask your Sensei about grading… Photocopies of the various grades are available from reception so just ask the secretary if you’d like a copy.
If you do grade you’ll also feature on our special grading poster – with your specially awarded ‘grading nick name’!
See below for one of our previous posters.