The Pen 17, November 2022

A lot has happened since the last newsletter, we have had a couple of massive months. We are now offering some more classes with Monday, Wednesday 9am and Friday 1.30pm classes.  Especially good news for those that work shift or fly in, fly out.  The classes have been focussing on technique and drilling.  This has enables attendees to do both morning and evening classes on the same day.

Big congrats to all that have been promoted recently, Sam and Nat purple, the 2 Joshs’, Tessa and Karl to blue.  We are looking at re-introducing the international belt system for juniors next year.  Keep an eye out for future newsletters for more information.

The last month has been a big competition period with JET member Luis, Sam and Denis competing in Melbourne at the Pan Pacific Championships.  Being the highest ranked competition in Australia it is a fantastic opportunity to try your skills with the best in your division.  As always our team did well and gained valuable competition experience.  Our most seasoned competitor Sam did exceptionally well winning Gold in the Gi and a few other silvers for the weekend.  The team all brought home some bling.

Some of the other members of the team attended the recent combat therapy competition ran over two weekends. Many competed for the first time and loved the experience.  The kids had a go on the second day in the gi and as always had a great time and showed great sportsmanship.  Well done to those that had a go.  These competitions are a great opportunity to test your game and develop.

The kids de Been Darwin competition held yesterday went well with 43 competitors having a go.  Thank you to all of those that helped make the morning a success and big congrats to all the kids that got on the mat to had a go.

Peter De Been will be visiting again tomorrow night for a 7pm seminar after the Pee Wees and Juniors.  Seniors, be sure to make the most of your membership and attend as he always has some fantastic skills to share with us.

Keep an eye out for future editions of the pen that will confirm the date for the kids award afternoon, holiday program dates and times, and membership information updates.

The Pen, Holiday Update, June 2022

Firstly congratulations to all that competed at the NT Titles on the weekend.  Some competed for the first time and others polished their games with a view to the National circuit.  Our team once again competed exceptionally well, had a lot of fun and showed great sportsmanship.  We strongly recommend that if you have not competed to date you talk to your coaches about future opportunities, we will be holding a mid term comp in term 3 and our friends at Jiu Jitsu studio will no doubt hold another one later in the year.