Ju-Jitsu Development Centre: Youngsters kick it up a notch!
Our youngsters have been working hard in our Ju Jitsu Development Centre preparing all Autumn for their belt gradings.
WHAT IS A DEVELOPMENT CENTRE?
Our Development Centres are one of our core programmes. Children and young people from our hubs across the district try out different sports/arts/enterprise activities. If a youngster shows a particular interest or passion in that activity, they are able to join our Development Centre. In many cases, having the opportunity to earn a certificate of qualification that will support them in later life.
WHY ARE DEVELOPMENT CENTRES IMPORTANT?
Development Centres are important for building aspirations and confidence in our young people. They provide our children with vital opportunities that they otherwise wouldn't have, to find their talents and their passions, to explore what makes them UNIQUE and ONE IN A MILLION.
Last week (Sunday 10th Dec), our children attended their belt gradings! We are so proud of them for their dedication and hard work over the past few months.
Sensei Mumtaz (Onna Ju Jitsu) says, "Congratulations to all OIAM Community session students passing their grading exam and achieving new belts. The key themes arising this term have revolved around perseverance and courage. With guidance and support, students have overcome behavioural barriers and fears - to excel. I am looking forward to developing their skills further and coach them through their next challenge."
Well done all! Fantastic effort, and wonderful to see such smiley faces.
We all worked so hard over the last few months and put in lots of work and practice. Today I achieved my yellow belt and feel so proud of myself