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The Pen – Issue 10

The recent Peter De Been visit highlighted the value of the academy system, with members getting a couple of hours of refining their techniques with one of Australia’s best. The teams side control defence improved out of sight this week!!! The informative evening was topped off by Chris being awarded his black belt! For the academy to receive its 2nd black belt from Pete in our 10th year was fantastic. For those who missed Chris stated ‘thanks to all my team mates, these moments can’t happen without your support.’

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The Pen – Issue 9

Finished off October with a Bang! A team of 5 travelled down for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships. Big congrats to Ally and Sanford for competing in their first huge Jiu Jitsu championship. You both did a fantastic job against very hard seasoned campaigners, well done.  Sam had a awesome Sunday dominating her weight class to win gold. Be sure to congratulate her next time you see her for the best performance of the weekend by far. Our two brown belt representatives had a couple of hard days but led the team by digging deep. As always the club did exceptionally well winning 2 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronzes. For all those wishing to compete in 2019 keep an eye out on this newsletter for the release of some dates in Asia and Australia leading up to next years Pan Pacs.

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The Pen – Issue 8

Pan Pacs are around the corner. All who will be attending this weekend had their final week of hard training in preparation. Big thank you to all club members for pushing them hard in the last couple of months. The fantastic results our team get at every event is not only due to the competitors but to their hard working team mates that push them through every session. GO TEAM!!!

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The Pen – Issue 7

The club started its next decade with a huge bang this month. September was our biggest visitation numbers for the month ever! A great sign that everyone is making the most of their memberships and attending as many classes as possible, we even got a couple of 6am classes with 8 or more students. Keep up the great work team!!!

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The Pen – Issue 6

The term finished off with a bang Saturday with the Term 3 comp. The kids were amazing and were happy to show off their new skills. All competitors showed a huge improvement and the team vibe was fantastic. The coaches were blown away by the skills displayed, sportsmanship and comradery. Well done kids!! Now it’s time to have a well-earned break for the next two weeks. Classes start back after the holidays.

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