A successful weekend for Coverack Ju Jitsu club.

This weekend, Coverack Ju Jitsu welcomed Grand Master Den Butler for a couple of days of grading, training and teaching, along with Sensei Gareth Smith from St Austell’s Tae Kwon Do Killer Bees.

Grading

The club saw 15 members achieve belt gradings on Saturday morning, 8 juniors (including 3 ‘Little Ninjas’)and 8 seniors climbing the ranks after demonstrating their knowledge.

Special mentions go to:

Ricky Williams – for your well deserved 4th Dan.

Adam Cooper – for achieving your 3rd Dan, much deserved.

Terry Stidworthy – who received a surprise promotion to purple belt by Grand Master Den Butler. A rare accolade, awarded personlly by Den to Terry for being a student who particularly stands out and contributes such a lot to the club.

Jack Wood – who was promoted to orange belt but with a white stripe, signifying how very close he is to reaching the next level of achievement. An excellent student showing much promise at just 7 years old.

Maurice Roberts Awards

Grand Master Den Butler presented the club with two new trophies. These will be awarded in memory of Master Roberts’ Dad, Maurice, who sadly passed away last year. As Master Roberts fondly explained: “My Dad wasn’t very good at ju jitsu, but he loved hearing about what I was up to, and coming along to watch, and he was always pleased to see people doing well”. These two awards will be presented every 3 months, recognising special efforts made by deserving members.

This first ever awarding of the Maurice Roberts trophies were presented by Maurice’s wife, Sheena, to:

Juniors – Teagan Rogers

Seniors – Bill Campbell

A very well done to you both.

Training

After a busy morning of training, students tucked into a hearty lunch to replenish their energy (thanks Liz Jenkins!), before spending an afternoon training.

An hour with 10th Dan Grand Master Den Butler sharing his awesome knowledge, followed by training with the St Austell based  Tae Kwon Do club lead by Sensei Gareth Smith.

Thank you!

There isn’t a big enough thank you to you all for putting SO much into making this weekend such a great success, but a few need to be mentioned specifically…

Den – thank you for travelling all the way down from Wiltshire, for giving up so much personal time to help with the grading, sharing your knowledge and your neverending support for the club.

Gareth – thank you once again for helping to expand our students minds with multi-genre training. It’s always great welcoming you to Coverack Ju Jitsu dojo, we all really appreciate your time and effort.

Ricky and Adam – our club black belts, whose support and commitment is unwaivering and always appreciated. Thank you!

Club students – without you, we’d have no club! For always turning up, for paying attention, training hard and doing your best. You really did us proud this weekend! Our little ju jitsu club might be tucked away in a little village dojo by the sea, but we’re achieving awesome things. Both Den and Gareth have had so many good things to say about what we’re doing and achieving. You should all be so proud of yourselves.

Donna Sharpe – my niece, for your ongoing support of the club by managing our website, updating our facebook page and being official photographer at many of our events.

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Grading

The club saw 15 members achieve belt gradings on Saturday morning, 8 juniors and 7 seniors climbing the ranks after demonstrating their knowledge.

Special mentions go to:

Ricky Williams – for your well deserved 4th Dan.

Adam Cooper – for achieving your 3rd Dan, much deserved.

Terry Stidworthy – who received a surprise promotion to purple belt by Grand Master Den Butler. A rare accolade, awarded personlly by Den to Terry for being a student who particularly stands out and contributes such a lot to the club.

Jack Wood – who was promoted to orange belt but with a white stripe, signifying how very close he is to reaching the next level of achievement. An excellent student showing much promise at just 6 years old.

Maurice Roberts Awards

Grand Master Den Butler presented the club with two new trophies. These will be awarded in memory of Master Roberts’ Dad, Maurice, who sadly passed away last year. As Master Roberts fondly explained: “My Dad wasn’t very good at ju jitsu, but he loved hearing about what I was up to, and coming along to watch, and he was always pleased to see people doing well”. These two awards will be presented every 3 months, recognising special efforts made by deserving members.

This first ever awarding of the Maurice Roberts trophies were presented by Maurice’s wife, Sheena, to:

Juniors – Teagan Rogers

Seniors – Bill Campbell

A very well done to you both.

Training

After a busy morning of training, students tucked into a hearty lunch to replenish their energy (thanks Liz Jenkins!), before spending an afternoon training.

An hour with 10th Dan Grand Master Den Butler sharing his awesome knowledge, followed by training with the St Austell based  Tae Kwon Do club lead by Sensei Gareth Smith.

Thank you!

There isn’t a big enough thank you to you all for putting SO much into making this weekend such a great success, but a few need to be mentioned specifically…

Den – thank you for travelling all the way down from Wiltshire, for giving up so much personal time to help with the grading, sharing your knowledge and your neverending support for the club.

Gareth – thank you once again for helping to expand our students minds with multi-genre training. It’s always great welcoming you to Coverack Ju Jitsu dojo, we all really appreciate your time and effort.

Ricky and Adam – our club black belts, whose support and commitment is unwaivering and always appreciated. Thank you!

Club students – without you, we’d have no club! For always turning up, for paying attention, training hard and doing your best. You really did us proud this weekend! Our little ju jitsu club might be tucked away in a little village dojo by the sea, but we’re achieving awesome things. Both Den and Gareth have had so many good things to say about what we’re doing and achieving. You should all be so proud of yourselves.

Donna Sharpe – my niece, for your ongoing support of the club by managing our website, updating our facebook page and being official photographer at many of our events.

 

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