Wednesday, 28 September 2011

New belts!

After a fantastic Training Day on September 9th, a large number of promotions were handed out from Helen and Darren and I am glad to say that I now have three new blue belts and a junior yellow belt to add to the team :)

Tony Riley from Ng Gar Tien was rewarded for his sterling competition achievements and commitment to training, as well as Lee Gilmore and Will Aston, who were all promoted to blue belt. All three guys have been training consistently every week, always at training, the first to arrive and last to leave and have been a pleasure to teach - next stop purple!!

Last but not least, young warrior Lewis Shaw was promoted to yellow belt, which was in recognition of his dedication to training and of competing with the adults at BJJ comps, facing people double his age, without complaint and generally giving them a hard time :)

There are people quick to criticise teenagers these days, saying that they're all up to no good; Lewis is a shining example of all that is good in teenagers, he trains every week and rarely misses class and has competed all through the year and win or lose and has displayed great sportsmanship. I wish there were more teenagers like him.

Now we're all back on the mats, ready to get a new set of blue belts up and ready to rock and the race is now on for my first purple belt, with seven contenders in the running....................