Posts Tagged ‘Positive mental attitude’

Success or Not

Written by bryan. Posted in Coaching

Being a Martial Artist we learn and practice discipline and an ethos of self reliance to help us further our physical and emotional skills.

We can work with coaches that are the best in the world, train with the best students and in the best facilities. However the hard work, sweat, effort, tears, blood and determination all are internal to us and that’s what makes us good or not.

The choice is ours alone to make. Don’t work hard or work hard, don’t learn or learn. Don’t practice or practice. Essential it’s our choice, Don’t do or do.

If we want to achieve anything worthwhile, we have to work at it. Martial Arts isn’t any different. Work hard, practice diligently, practice consistently and remember success or not is down to you. If you want to do it, make it happen and if you really don’t want to make it happen, look for an excuse to blame it all on.

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Black Belt Grading – Congratulations

Written by bryan. Posted in Grading

Basingstoke Black Belts, Judo, Karate, Kung Fu, Ju Jitsu

On the weekend of 2nd December we held our biggest grading of the year in Basingstoke. We had students from Karate, Ju Jitsu and Judo all grading. Of which Seven of them were being examined for their Black Belt.

The weekend started with the younger children from the Young Legends, aged between 6- 9 going for their first belt. Their grading consisted of a 60 minute class to give a brief reminder of the things they had to demonstrate. They progressed onto the formal grading itself which consisted demonstrating blocks, kicks, strikes, throws and groundwork along with their forms and partnerwork.

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Spring 2017 Grading

Written by bryan. Posted in Grading

Karate grading in Basingstoke. Basingstoke children's Karate grading

Pleased to earn a new belt

The weekend of 25th March was the first of our quarterly gradings for 2017.

During the course of the weekend and the following week, Senior Examiners Bryan Andrews 6th Dan and Lindsey Andrews 4th Dan examined the following sessions

  • 4 – 6 years old
  • 6 – 9 years old
  • 10 – 14 years old
  • Adults Karate
  • Ladies Chinese Kickboxing
  • Combat Ju Jitsu
  • Judo

Congratulations to everyone who passed and earned their new belts. We never give belts away, they are always deserved. People often have to battle nerves, fear, sickness and themselves to pass. Gradings are a test and as such one has to earn the right to pass.

For all age groups, except 4 – 6 year old, all gradings are carried out at a special grading class held on a weekend outside the normal class times. Members are grouped according to age and ability to test with their peers. A beginners grading for 6 – 9 year olds would typically consist of a lesson to recap the key points to be covered during the grading itself, following on from that the children then are asked to come up in small groups to perform certain moves, drills or forms. As the children get more experienced and older, the lesson content decreases and they eventually end up testing for the whole two hours with increased expectations for demonstrating their skills and abilities. These gradings are very much a technical test of skills with pass or fail criteria and a minimum requirement for number of lessons and weeks between gradings.

6 - 9 year old children's martial arts class in Basingstoke earning new belts

6 – 9 year old passing their Orange and Gold belt – 9th Kyu

#thisgirlcan #everygirlmatters Martial Arts for girls and women in Basingstoke

The smile says it all. Deserving and proud.

Ladies only Kickboxing. Chinese Kickboxing in Basingstoke

Ladies Kickboxing – upfront and centre showing their moves

Ladies self defence in Basingstoke, Ladies Martial Arts club in Basingstoke #thisgirlcan

Successful Ladies Chinese Kickboxing grading

Ladies kickboxing padwork for fitness and self defence

Nice Kick to the pads

safe children's martial arts in basingstoke club

Children sparring during their grading

Karate and Kung Fu for Kids. Standup Martial Arts like Taewondo, Karate, Kung Fu and Kickboxing all teach the kinds of kicks and punches that these guys had to do for their grading in our Basingstoke Martial Arts club. Four Marks Martial Arts

6 – 9 year old Higher belts who passed their grading

 

Basingstoke Ju Jitsu success at Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy

Learning a Martial Arts is a serious business

Children passing Karate grading for 4 - 6 years old

Little Dragons – 4 – 6 Years old passing their belts

Mid Judo grading – still time for a smile

Basingstoke classes for Adults CJJ, MMA, Combat Ju Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts

Combat Ju Jitsu Grading for adults

BJA Judo club in Basingstoke, Level 2 coach and examiner

British Judo Association grading upto 11th Mon

Adults Martial Arts, beginners martial arts class, teenagers practicing a martial art in Basingstoke

Final grading – some youngsters and some not so young = 2.5 hours of extremely hot work.

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