The Children’s Fun Day was organised by Sensei Dick Lovett and Dave Amber from Harlow and Basildon Dojos. The Children arrived at 10am full of energy and spark and many new faces were in attendance, but it was not for long as the Children intermingled with each other and by the end of the day they had made many new friends.
The day started with all the children warming up together and working in pairs, a few games and banter helped the children to forget their anxiety and concentrate on having fun, next they were split into four groups and each instructor would concentrate on one or two combinations for 15 minutes so as not to lose the children’s interest.
After lunch break it was time for a competition and this would include Push ups, Sit ups and Star Jumps for one minute, the children were so enthusiastic for them it was not only about winning but also the challenge.
Then as a special treat Sensei Joost Frehe, who is an instructor of Grapping and Ground-work, had the children work together in pairs and they absolutely enjoyed every moment even those that were hesitant in the beginning gave it their all.
And to finish the day, and by know the children were showing signs of fatigue, it was back into their groups for light sparring and after the call to line up, each child received a medal and certificate for their participation.
I would like to thank all the instructors and parents for making this event a success.
Sensei George Andrews
This is the second time we have arranged a Fun Day for the Children, and I can
say that this is the way forward in developing their Social skills and Self-esteem, when I look around at the different issues that some Children portray and I would like to add that this is not only down to some parents, it is also the lack of Confidence and Motivation.
Chief Instructor OTGKA