2007 Year Review
a Seminar with 10th Dan Soke Dossett where Steve Pride, Gary Taylor , Richard Green and John Skeldon moved up the Dan Grades.
Soke entertains the kids with a seminar on Tai Chi and Martial Art Stunt acting.
All the kids recieved a certificate for attending
Soke Takes on one of Chongshin Do's Youngest members- Aneeka at only 6 years old takes on 65 year old Soke
Soke underestimates her ability and looses the fight on points !! - much to the amazement and applause of all the kids
Senior Instructors of Chongshin Do pictured
with their 2nd & 3rd Dan Diplomas.-
Chongshin Do's most senior Sensei's are put through their paces - watched by 10th Dan Soke
Sensei Steve Pride took his 3rd dan while Sensei's Gary Taylor, John Skeldon andRichard Green all took their 2nd Dan on the Aikijutsu Syllabus including the harmony Aikido flow and advanced self-defence techniques
Student of the year awards
At the end of the year the Instructors presented awards for their ‘Students of the Year’ (Well done all)
Walsall: Adult, Richard Jones, Junior, Chloe Walker
Sutton : Adult Georgina Mcdonald, Junior Luke Chalk.
Four Oaks Students of the year:
Adult, Matt Thomas he has worked very hard throughout the year and has competed in the Combat Jujitsu,
Junior, Ellie leek also has worked very hard, helps out in the running of the Junior club and has even had a superb attempt at a Title fight in 2007. – well done to these two.
Also presented in December :- Dan Grade Trophies to Steve Pride 3rd Dan , Gary Taylor, Richard Green, and John Skeldon – 2nd Dans . Thanks to all instructors including Richard Green and Ian Maye who regulary help in the running of the Four Oaks club but a special THANK YOU to Steve and Gary who put in a lot of their own time in organising and helping with events and running of Chongshindo throughout 2007. Many Thanks
Peterborough Combaj jiu-Jitsu Tournament - May 2007
The day started with a different warm up to what we are used to, Sensei Roy had specified to me a good level of break falling is essential in this style of competition.
I think we all picked up a few drills that will be very useful in improving this area of our training. After separating the juniors from the seniors, we proceeded with a 2-hour seminar with Sensei Roy at the helm introducing us to some of his athletic takedowns and chokes. For those that have never trained with or seen Sensei Roy fight, his athletic ability is really quite amazing.
A quick run through the rules and it was time to start the tournament, starting with the lightest juniors all the fights took place on the same square. The Junior divisions are based on kick boxing and position grappling only, no submissions, which was a good thing as some of our juniors had to be muzzled before the event, just joking, they all showed respect to the opposition and made us very proud of them.
The junior division fights usually go the distance, as there is a no submission rule. For the seniors it is quite the opposite not many fights went to the bell. Plus the kickboxing level of contact was semi-heavy, which was a shock for some first timers.
The Tournament finally came to an end just on 5pm with virtually no injuries just a couple of bruises and dented prides. Considering this is our first Combat Ju Jitsu tournament, we won Gold in 2 of the junior categories, and a clean sweep in the male adult categories, winning Gold’s in all 4 weight divisions. I think you will agree it was an absolutely incredible achievement. Hopefully in the near future we will arrange for Sensei Roy to come up to our club and show him and his Association the same kind of hospitality as they showed us.
Medals Gold Silver Bronze
Ben Vowels Robert Cox Richard Jones
Pete Dutton Matt Thomas Emily Byng
Jak Ryan Phil Carter Josh Devey
Gary Taylor Holly Taylor Chloe Walker
Clarissa Byng Steve Byng Kyle Hall
Aneeka Bassi Samarun Bassi Aman Sehmbi