UPDATE – Jitsu Cancelled Tonight 28th Feb 2020

Hi Guys,

 

Just a quick update. Dave and Clare Porter have taken the following photos of the community centre carpark access and the back of the center. As you can see the hall is completey inaccessible. There are sanbags being placed at the hall now though so hopefully we should still be okay for next week.

All the best,

 

Adam Jenkins.

 

Jistu Cancelled for tonight 28 February 2020

Hi Guys,

 

Unfortunately due to floodwater the hall is not available tonight so I have had to cancel Jiu Jitsu for tonight 28th February 2020. We expect to be back to training as normal next week. I will be in contact if this changes. Apologies for the short notice but I have only just forund out that the flood water has hit the community Centre.

Kindest regards,

 

Adam Jenkins Sensei.

Junior Grading - Kids Belts

Club Grading 15 December 2109

Hey Guys,

A reminder on the grading, which will be held on Sunday 15th December at the Paul Lewis Community Centre. The grading will run from Noon to approximately 3pm, followed by club awards and a mini Christmas social with mince pies and mulled wine (non-alcoholic option available).

Please make sure your child has something to eat before the grading starts.

Date:   15th December 2019
Time:   Noon to approximately 4pm
Venue: Paul Lewis Community Centre, Glyndwr Ave, St Athan, Barry CF62 4PP

Cost:    £10

 

Movember Fund Raising

You may have noticed instructors sporting some very dodgy facial hair recently. Rest assured this is temporary and in support of the Movember charity, raising funds and awareness for men’s health issues. If you’d like to donate to this worthy cause, you can do so at the following link or by scanning the QR code with your phone: https://moteam.co/aiuchi

                             

Kindest regards,

Sensei Ad

St Athan Jitsu is Moving

I am pleased to announce that we wil be moving to a larger venue from next week. Starting on Friday 4th October we will be training in the Paul Lewis Community Centre. Only the venue will be changing. Timings will remain the same, Juniors from 6pm to 7:30pm and Seniors from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. This is the same venue that we used recently for the Summer Course and BBQ.

Don’t mess with me!

Where to Find Us

Junior Atemi National Championships 2019

The date and venue for this year’s Atemi Nationals have been confirmed. The Atemi competition sees students competing in Gauntlets and Vs, defending against multiple attacks in a controlled but intensive environment. The following details and advice have been received from the event organisers:

The senior instructors and the competition team are really looking forward to seeing you and your Jiu jitsu club members at the junior atemi competition on 19th October. Here is some information and a couple of requests.

  • Competitors must be registered online via TJJF website by midnight on Wednesday 16th October 2019 and clubs should make payment by Thursday 17th October 2019, so please pass payment on to your club in advance of that if you are going.

The anticipated timetable for the day is:

Saturday 19th October 2019 Phoenix Sports and Leisure Centre, Duce Drive, Dawley Telford, TF4 3JS
Arrival and registration 09:30 lay out mats
Jiu Jitsu Course for Juniors
Grading and hakama/ senior primary assessments
10:30 Taught by Senior instructors
Lunch 12:00
Competition begins 13:00
Award Ceremony 17:00
Finish & put away mats & home 17:30

Please be aware that these times might slip a bit on the day, but we will aim to keep to them.



Tips for the day

  • Please ensure that your licence (membership) is up to date and inform the instructor A.S.A.P. if it is about to run out.
  • Please ensure that your child’s nails are kept short to reduce the chance of injury.
  • Pack a lunch and snacks and plenty of fluid.
  • Bring any medications with you /.g. inhaler, insulin etc.

We look forward to seeing you and your club on the Saturday 19th October at Phoenix Sports and Leisure Centre.

Yours in Budo on behalf of the competition team,

Sensei Ady Tredwell

St Athan Fun Day

Hi Guys,

I hope youve all had a good summer. We’re back to training as normal from Friday 6th September. However for anyone who wants to dust off the cobwebs before then, we have been asked to provide a Jitsu demonstration at this years St Athan Fun Day on Saturday 31st August. The event will be held at the St Athan Sports Feild next to the Paul Lewis Community Centre. We will be putting on a little 20 minute demonstration to show what Jistu is all about and are after volunteers to help us show off the skills you’ve all learnt. We will be meeting at the community centre at 11:30am for a 12 O’clock start. Please let me know if you are interested.

Also please don’t forget that the new Cardiff Jitsu Junior Club will be opening from September 7th. They will be training every Saturday from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Maes-y-Coed Community Centre in Cardiff (CF14 4PP). If you are interested in attending or know anybody who may be interedted in training in cardiff please ask them to check out www.jitsu.world

I look forward to seeing you all on the mat soon.

New Cardiff Jitsu Kids’ Club Opens this September

Ther’s only 6 Weeks to go until the brand new kids’ club opens in Cardiff. After spending the last 2 years here at St Athan Jitsu as Lead Assistant Instructor, our very own Chris Phillips is starting up a new club a little closer to home.

Chris will be opening the club in Maes-y-Coed Community Centre in cardiff, the full address is available at the bottom of this post. The club will be open to anyone from the ages of 8 – 17 and will meet on Saturdays from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. The first session is booked for Saturday 7th September.

If you would like to get involved or know anyone who would be interested in training at the new venue please get in touch with Chris via email at cardiff@jitsu.world or search for Cardiff Jitsu on Facebook or Google.

Training Times:

Saturdays, 5:30pm to 7:00pm. From 7 September 2019 onwards.

Junior Grading - Kids Belts

Grading Tonight

Hey guys,

Don’t forget the grading is on tonight 12th July 2019. Timings are slightly different from normal training:

Juniors 6pm – 8pm

Seniors 8pm – 10pm

Price is £10 per student. See you all there.

Sensei Adam.

BBQ

Summer Course & BBQ

Summer is here again! We will be rounding of the Jistu year by hosting a National Training Event and BBQ on 20th July. St Athan Jitsu will host an afternoon of training for both juniors and seniors taken by some of the top instructors in the country. The event will start at 12pm sharp and will continue through to 4pm when the BBQ will start. There will be plenty of breaks throughout for the junior members and a junior competition comprising of Gauntlets and Vs. It will be a great chance for a bit of freindly competition between clubs and for our juniors to show their parents what they’ve learnt so far. For further information please go to our events calendar. For details of other national events please visit the Aiuchi website.

Venue: Paul Lewis Community Centre, Glyndwr Avenue, St Athan, Barry, CF62 4PP

Timings: 12pm to 4pm (Training), 4pm to 7pm (BBQ)

Junior V
Juniors practicing their Vs at last year’s Summer Course & BBQ.

Information for the Jiu Jitsu Foundation National Junior Championships

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Dear St Athan Club Member,

The Jiu Jitsu Foundation senior instructors and the competition team are really looking forward to seeing you and your Jiu jitsu club members at the junior randori competition on 27th April. Here is some information and a couple of requests.

In order for us make the day a success we need your help, please:

  • Let you club know competitors weight and if they have relevant experience in judo or another style of jiu jitsu as early as possible. Note that competitors must be registered online via TJJF website by midnight on Wednesday 24th April 2019 (Please speak to Sensei Adam Jenkins to ensure you are registered)
  • Remember that the day is for the children. Encouraging them to fight hard is fine, but please keep the obvious enthusiasm under control as we know that some children can be upset by excessive shouting.
  • Also remember that all instructors, helpers and the organisers are volunteers and are there to ensure your children have the opportunity to compete in a national event. Also remember that they are human and they may make the odd mistake. If you think a mistake has happened please consult the event referee or lead instructor.
  • Please communicate in a calm manner and avoid shouting at the officials who are trained to referee and look after your child’s safety and shouting can also upset and distract the children. We all want the day to be an enjoyable one so I hope you can support all the instructors and helpers to ensure that this happens.

The anticipated timetable for the day is:

Saturday 27th April 2018 Walsall Judo Centre, Walsall Campus, Delves Road, Walsall, WS1 3BD- 01902 518 9000

Arrival and registration 09:30 Weighing in
Jiu Jitsu Course for Juniors
Jiu Jitsu Course & referee course for instructors
Grading and hakama/ senior primary assessments
10:00 Taught by Senior instructors
Lunch 12:00
Competition begins 12:30 Medal and trophies will be awarded throughout the day
Open competition 15:00
Grading results, awards and goodbye 16:30
Please be aware that these times might slip a bit on the day, but we will aim to keep to them.

You will notice some changes this year, nothing major but they should help make the day run more smoothly and keep you up to date on how your club is doing – up until the open that is……

Types of competition and Reminders (*denotes new or amendments)

*There will be separate boys and girls categories this year.
*We aim to treat age 15+ and large 14+ as a completely separate category

(If there are not enough competitors in one category then they will be moved up or down a weight category. If a person is moved to a lower weight and grade category then only use techniques for that lower grade category. This also applies to individuals who are moved up a grade or weight category. The techniques that can used is biased towards the lowest grade in the bought)
*We are looking to have the following mixed grade categories:

  • Junior novice/white/yellow/orange
  • Junior Green and above
  • Weight categories ( we aim to have a maximum of a 5KG weight difference per category however this may be reduced for the very young light weight juniors)

Open category large: Separate boys and girls
*Shime waza strangles/chokes (now being introduced- providing that both competitors have been taught these techniques- There will also be a course on this at the nationals)

  • Age 15 and above
  • Green belt and above
  • +55KG (may vary on the day due to which boy/girls take part on the day)

Open category small: Separate boys and girls

  • Age 15 and above
  • Green belt and above
  • -55KG (may vary on the day due to which boy/girls take part on the day)

Arm locks for age 14 and above and who are green belt and above (kimura is not allowed- where the opponent’s arm is held bent against their back, and their hand forced upwards towards the neck.)

Tips for the day

  • Please ensure that your licence is up to date and inform the instructor A.S.A.P if it is about to run out.
  • Please ensure that your child’s nails are kept short to reduce the chance of injury.
  • Pack a lunch and snacks and plenty of fluid.
  • Bring your license to the grading for signing
  • Bring any medications with you /.g. inhaler, insulin etc.

Sumo Competition ( sumo waza)

Who can enter: Novice/white/yellow/orange
*Both competitors will start in a sitting position in a back to back (rather then facing each other in previous years)

  • Competitors will attempt to push their opponent from the contest square by means of
  • Grappling by gripping the opponents Gi only and not pushing against the face or grabbing fingers.
  • One knee must be on the ground at all times

Sumo Scoring

  • A score of Ippon is awarded when a player successful pushes half or more of their opponents’ body out of the competition square
  • Competition win is awarded when a player has scored 2 Ippons (contest over)
  • 3 x Chui (penalty) = contest win to opponent regardless of if player has 1 Ippon score (contest over)

(Instructors/ referees will stop a fight if they believe either contestant is being unsafe either towards themselves or their opponent)

Below is a basic summary who can enter, banned techniques and safety considerations for complete information please see randori nationals competition rules

Ne Waza Competition ( back to back grappling)

Who can enter?

  • Novice/white/yellow/orange
  • Green/purple/light blue
  • Dark blue/brown/all dan

Banned Ne-Waza Techniques – Overview

  • Wrist locks, head locks, leg locks and ankle locks are not permitted in any circumstance.
  • Hold Downs that encircle the head without at least one of the losing player’s arms.
  • Any technique that covers the face potentially restricting breathing.

Safety

  • At all times the referee must be able to see exactly what is going on.
  • In many cases this may necessitate the referee dropping to the mat for a clear view.
  • The above is of utmost importance especially when a hold down, strangle or arm lock is being employed.
    • A visual communication with the losing player is necessary to be sure they have not: o Lost (or about to lose) consciousness.
    • Lost the ability to tap (arm trapped).
    • Become distressed by the situation.
  • If one or both players leave the fighting area the contest is stopped and restarted in the centre.

Tachi Waza Competition (standing randori for green belt and above only)

Banned Tachi Waza Techniques

  • All single and double handed leg grabs (including Kata Guruma).
  • All sacrifice throws(not allowed in junior compeition)
  • All wrestling style pickups and take downs.
  • Kani Basami (Crab Scissor Throw) or any similar technique with could cause danger to the knees.
  • Kubi Nage (Neck Throw) or any similar technique with could cause danger to the Neck.
  • Toshi Style Throws that block/straighten the knee.
  • Standing Arm Locks.
  • Standing Strangles.
  • Standing Wristlocks.
  • Standing Headlocks.
  • All striking techniques.
  • Gripping any part of the body (e.g. the wrist) instead of the gi.

Safety

  • Player’s attempting to avoid being thrown by twisting out onto their front whilst airborne should be warned and penalised if attempts persist.
  • If one or both players leave the fighting area the contest must be stopped and restarted in the centre.
  • Attempts at sweeping techniques should be monitored for knee safety.
  • Neck safety is paramount at all times. The following situations must be controlled and penalised:
    • Kubi Nage style throws that over pressure the neck.
    • The gi being pulled over the head.
    • Gripping the back of the neck not the gi.
    • Throws that result in the thrown player landing on their head.
  • Knee safety is paramount at all times. The following situations must be controlled and penalised:
    • Kani Basami style throws.
    • Any throw that locks the knee out straight.

We look forward to seeing you and your club on the Saturday 27th April at Walsall Judo Centre.

Yours in Budo on behalf of the competition team,

Sensei Raj Soren

National and International Events Coming Up

27 April 2019:Junior Randoris Competition 2019 – Walsall Judo Centre, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus, Gorway Road, Walsall

Junior Randoris Competition 2019

 

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St Athan Jitsu