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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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Maria Miller visits Dove House Academy

Written by bryan. Posted in News

Maria Miller

Maria Miller at Dove House School Judo club with Academy Head teacher Tom Pegler and Club Coaches Bryan Andrews

Basingstoke MP Maria Miller recently visited us at Dove House Academy to watch one of the Judo classes take place. The class covered a number of groundwork techniques and also some work on strength and conditioning.

Dove House Judo club is a satellite club within Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy and is based at the Academy, The club started in October 2014 and is open to all Dove House pupils.

The Basingstoke based Judo club is a member of the Britsh Judo Association (BJA) and follows the BJA syllabus. The children within the club are currently working towards their next belts both within Dove House Academy and also with extra curricular training at Shin Gi Tai’s Judo classes.

Sport Hampshire and IOW along with The British Judo Assocation were instrumental in providing the funding to support this club in particular for the Mats.

 

See below for the press release from Maria Millers office.

 

 

 

 

Maria Miller Basingstoke

 

5th October 2015

Press Release

Local MP Urges more People to get involved in the Olympic Legacy through Satellite Clubs

Maria Miller MP visited Sport Satellite clubs at Totally Tennis in Basingstoke War Memorial Park and the Judo Satellite at Dove House Academy. The Satellite initiative is part of the London 2012 Olympic Legacy to get more young people regularly participating in sport through the expert coaching available in local sports clubs. The aim of the programme is to ensure that every secondary school and sixth form college in Hampshire is offered the opportunity to host a satellite club by 2016.

Satellite Clubs are Open to all young people across the local community including neighbouring schools, not just pupils from the school the club is based at.

The satellite clubs work alongside the “This Girl Can” campaign to encourage more women to play sport.

Maria Commented “These two satellite clubs offer more young people the opportunity to get involved in sports with expert coaching from local clubs. Too many young women drop out of sport in their teenage years because they don’t find a sport for them or the facilities don’t cater for their individual needs. This programme is part of a broader scheme to try to reverse that trend and get us all more active.
“The Satellite clubs are run by dedicated professionals who are committed to young people being given the chance to try a wide variety of sports that might otherwise be unavailable to them.

 

“More funding is available for more clubs and schools to set up satellite clubs in the town. We need more to get involved and reach out to children who currently may not take part in sport outside of school on a regular basis. “

 

Satellite Clubs are aimed for 11-25 year olds and delivered by Sport Hampshire & IOW, contact Priya Samuel, Satellite Clubs Development Manager 01962 845 156 priya.samuel@hants.gov.uk for further information.

ENDS

For more information please contact Maria Miller MP on 07912 717411 or email maria.miller.mp@parliament.uk.

 

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Black Belt Gradings December 2014

Written by bryan. Posted in Grading, News

Black Belts from BasingstokeWe’ve just finished our last grading of the year with a successful weekend of Karate and Judo gradings. This December grading was also our only Black Belt grading for the year, so the pressure was on for several candidates.We don’t pass people for gradings of any discipline, unless they’;ve clearly proved that they are worth it on the day. Mind, skills and body in harmony, always. Does that sound familiar? http://www.basingstokekarate.com/what-does-shin-gi-tai-mean

It does mean that sometimes we get some disappointment when either they don’t pass or get a grade lower than hoped for. That is and always has been part of the journey as a Martial Artist that we all take. The wins, the losses, the gains, the failures, the changes we have to make to evolve as a Martial Artist, regardless of our level of experience or skill. All of these things go to make up our personal Martial Arts DNA.Our gradings this year went from our 6-9 year olds http://www.basingstokekarate.com/young-legends

 at the Weekend, to 10 – 14 year olds http://www.basingstokekarate.com/urban-warriors finishing with the Adults http://www.basingstokekarate.com/basingstoke-adult-martial-arts-classes

Each group were tested on things from our age specific programmes to test their skills and knowledge.

The following people merited a highly commended pass;- Mia Corbett and Daniel Lynch from the first session. Max Wiggins and Jessica Bellsham in the second. Enzo Cerroni and Jake Stanley in the third and in the final session for the Urban Warriors and Adults Jack Wyatt and Kienan Dolan. Grażyna Zwierzyńska was the only person over the course of the weekend who doubled graded, she went from Yellow belt to Purple, well done.

We also have been over the past month conducting a Judo grading for the Monday class and were pleased for many of them to achieve new belts, Special mention here to club coaches Katherine White and Mark van Meerkerk who along with Gavin Downey passed their 1st Kyu Brown Belt in Judo.


A special mention must go to Rebecca Halil and Leyna Jones who both passed their 1st Dan Black Belts after a rigorous test following many years of dedicated learning. Both girls have been training with us for a very long time and have been training a minimum of 4 times a week in their quest for their Black Belts. Finally Mark van Meerkerk passed his 2nd Dan Belt after his grading week culminating in teaching 4 classes over different ages and abilities prior to his physical grading.
Well done everyone, congratulations on the new belts.IMG_2876

 

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The differences between Judo and Tai Chi What is Judo? ‘

Written by Jess. Posted in Black Belt Research Project 2013

BJA, Senior Examiner, AWE, Basingstoke Judo, Black Dam Judo, Brighton Hill Judo, 3rd Dan, BJA, British Judo AssociationThe differences between Judo and Tai Chi

What is Judo?

‘A sport of unarmed combat derived from jujitsu and intended to train the body and mind. It involves using holds and leverage to unbalance the opponent.’

The word Judo means ‘the gentle way.’ It was developed in 1992 by Dr. Jigoro Kano (President of the University of Education in Tokyo.) He studied Jujutsu as a child and used the ideas and techniques from this within the new art Judo.

The main two principles/goals of Judo are ‘Maximum Efficiency and Mutual Welfare and Benefit.’ Maximum efficiency teaches the students to use the least amount of strength necessary in order to throw an opponent. This is achieved by precision and timing. Mutual Welfare and Benefit was a belief of Dr Jigoro had that Judo could help the students to become better members of society. He felt that the personal discipline that Judo taught would be used within everyday life and not just in the dojo.
Having done a bit of Judo (a few throws etc,) within karate classes, it is very clear how the maximum efficiency goal is used. You do not need to use all of your strength to throw your partner, just by being sneaky and timing everything correctly, even a tiny movement of your body can throw your partner.

Judo is mainly recognised for it’s throws and groundwork; it is compared to as freestyle wrestling because of this.  They are fairly similar, but Judo doesn’t use as many dangerous self defence techniques.  A practitioner will have to use careful timing and leverage of their own body to throw their partner.

People practise Judo for the same reasons as other martial arts and other sports; its exercise, for self-defence and a social event but mainly because it is fun. But some practitioners of Judo think of it as a way of life. Judo is a good martial art to use for exercise because it improves your flexibility, speed, coordination, muscle development and the cardiovascular system. They will all improve the standard of living for each practitioner as a healthy body creates a healthy lifestyle.

There are three main areas within Judo- competition work, free practise and forms. The Judo terms are Randori, Shiai and Kata.  In free practise, you can spar and use which ever techniques that you want.  In competitions, the aim is to win by being determined; if you aren’t determined or decisive then you won’t win the points. Competitions aren’t the aim of Judo, it is another aspect that will help you to improve your weaknesses and see your strengths.

Kata, in Judo, is different moves in a scenario. The aim for Kata is to teach and learn different values in combat through choreographed moves and techniques are learnt and practised in Kata, but not in competitions and free practised.

Lectures were a main aim, but it generally isn’t used in teaching judo any more. By using lectures, the practitioners learn the theory side and knowledge of Judo.

Within Judo, certain clothing is required. This clothing is called a Judogi.  It can be in white or blue, and they are made of a firmer, thicker material than a normal Karate gi. This means that the gi will be stronger and will not rip easily.

 

Basingstoke Tai Chi, Yang Style, Soft Martial Arts, Internal Martial Arts, TaijiWhat is Tai Chi?

‘It is a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health.’ wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

Tai Chi (also called Tai Chi Chuan,) combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow, controlled and gentle movements

It is a health benefit but is also a subtle, sophisticated method of self defence. Tai Chi doesn’t need any equipment so people of all ages and backgrounds can easily participate. It has evolved to help improve people’s physical health and helped them to defend themselves against others.  Unlike other martial arts, Tai Chi helps people to survive by using self-defence and fitness.

It develops a healthy body and alert mind, and is suitable for all ages so everyone can be developed. Tai Chi can be practised anywhere – indoors, outdoors, in a hall, or at work. Also, when it is practised in a slow, relaxed way, it can be used as a balance drill for the muscles, and can help the mind to process and remember complex moves.  By using deep breathing, it allows the body to use correct expansion and contraction of the lungs and diaphragm. Thus, more oxygen can be taken in, and then given to the muscles.

Tai Chi focuses on qi – Life Force.  Tai Chi allows practitioners to work with their qi, and thus changes their life. A lot of qi makes the body and mind feel alive, alert and lively to all the possibilities that life can offer. A lack of qi makes the person feel tired and dull. Tai Chi’s movements increase the qi and develop it too.

Anyone can do Tai Chi, regardless of their: age, gender and fitness levels. ‘The Perfect Exercise’ is what Tai Chi has been called because the injury risk is low and the health and fitness levels are high.

You can wear any type of clothing when practising Tai Chi; it depends on your situation. For example, if you are going to practise it for 10 minutes in your office at lunch time, then you can stay in your work clothes- suits, dresses, and skirts. However, loose, stretchy clothing is best, especially something like a tracksuit. If you are learning Tai Chi in a martial art environment where it is formal, then the teachers may request that traditional clothing is worn.

 

 

Differences between Judo and Tai Chi  

In Tai Chi, the main focus of the martial art is the body and how to develop it and work with it for relaxation and meditation. Although Judo requires understanding of your body, it focuses on how small movements can allow you to control your opponent throw throws, groundwork and grappling.

Judo practitioners have to have certain clothing- a Judogi. In Tai Chi however, you can wear anything, but stretchy, loose clothing is generally worn. A t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms are frequently worn.  Specific clothing is required due to the nature of the martial arts, i.e., in Judo, you pull on the clothing, so it needs to be strong material.

In Judo, although most teachers will not specify a set age or health requirement, a basic level of health and fitness is needed to ensure that no injuries occur. However, in Tai Chi, anyone can practise it as it increases your health and fitness and poses a minimal injury risk compared to Judo.

 

If you would like any more information on either Judo or Tai Chi, here are the websites that I used to create this report. http://judopedia.com/index.php/Overview_of_Judohttp://judopedia.com/index.php/Overview_of_Judo
http://www.beginnerstaichi.com/tai-chi-dictionary.html
http://www.taichichuan.co.uk/information/introduction_to_taichi.html
http://www3.nd.edu/~judo/whatisjudo.htm

http://www.wikihow.com/Learn-Tai-Chi
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/taichi.aspx

 

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