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October 2017

October News

2017-10-16T07:35:23+00:00

Welcome back! Term 4 started back today and Evolution Jujutsu kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday 10th of October for all scheduled classes. See our website for the full timetable https://evolutionjujutsu.com.au/timetable

The website is open for Term 4 enrolments, please ensure students are signed up at the beginning of term. https://evolutionjujutsu.com.au/join/

See below for further details.

Term 4 2017 Timetable

Term 4 kicks off this week! Which means all 5-7, 8-11 years and Teenage classes will be starting from October 10 onwards. Classes commence on the following days:

• Tuesday 10th October at 4pm: 5-7 Years

• Tuesday 10th October at 5pm: Teens

• Thursday 12th October at 4pm: 8-11 Years

• Thursday 12th October at 5pm: Teens

Please check the timetable for the full list of times and days.

Bring a friend!

If you know someone who would enjoy or benefit from martial arts training, invite them to participate in a martial arts class.

One of the best ways that you can help your club is by recommending us to friends and family.

Membership Renewal Available Online Now

Term 4 membership renewal is available online now. Please sign up before the start of term to secure your enrollment. Our Term 4 classes for 5-7s, 8-11s and Teenagers start from Tuesday October 10.

If you are an existing member of Evolution Jujutsu, don’t forget to login to the members area. This will enable you to renew your membership for Term 4 quickly and easily.

Alternatively you can sign up without logging in by clicking here: https://evolutionjujutsu.com.au/join/

From myself and all the Instructors at Evolution Jujutsu, thank you for your continued support. We hope you have had a great school holiday break and we are keen to see everyone back in action this term!

See you on the mats!

Sensei Nick

September 2017

September News

2017-09-10T21:50:30+00:00

Term 3 has flown past very quickly. Yes it’s grading time! Next week we will be holding our 3rd grading of the year. So it’s time to put all that training and practice to the test!

On top of that we have a number of Purple Belts approaching Black Belt so be sure to come along on Saturday and show them your support.

See below for key dates and important information in the lead up to the school holidays.

Grading

The end of term grading will be conducted during normal class time next week starting Tuesday September 12 and finishing Saturday September 16. 

• Grading for 5-7 year’s will be Tuesday September 12.

• Grading for 8-11 year’s will be Thursday September 14.

• Teenagers can attempt grading during their normal class from September 12 to September 16.

If for any reason you will be unable to attend grading during this week, please let Sensei Nick know prior and an alternative time will be set aside at the beginning of Term 4.

Please bring your syllabus, full uniform and sparring gear to class during this week. Also Sempai, please bring your Instructor workbook.

School Holiday Timetable

During the school holidays (September 23 to October 8) classes will be running on Wednesday and Saturday as per the below times. Teenagers are encouraged to attend Wednesday and Saturday during the school holidays.

• Wednesday 5:00pm Adults and Teens

• Saturday 3pm Adults and Teens

• Saturday 4.30pm Ninjutsu

Term 4 2017 for all 5-7, 8-11 and teenage classes will start back on Tuesday October 10.

Check-in for Charity – Youth off the Streets

Check-in with us on Facebook during September for Youth off the Streets. We will donate 50c to charity for every check-in to class during the month of September.

www.facebook.com.au/EvoJujutsu

Best of luck in the upcoming grading.

See you on the mats!

Sensei Nick

July 2017

June News

2017-07-11T08:23:04+00:00

Term 2 has seen many of our leaders and assistant instructors progressing in leaps and bounds. I’m very proud of the great progress being made by all our Sempai. The leadership program not only builds confidence with martial arts, but can benefit many areas of schooling and beyond into adult life. Finding confidence with public speaking is very useful and facilitating learning can be valuable in many careers. To find out more please speak to Sensei Nick.

See below for key dates and important information in the lead up to the school holidays.

Grading

The end of term gradings will be conducted during normal class time on the week starting 26th of June and finishing Saturday July 1. 

• Grading for 5-7 year’s will be Tuesday the 27 June.

• Grading for 8-11 year’s will be Thursday the 29 June.

• Teenagers can attempt grading during their normal class from 27 June to 1 July.

If for any reason you will be unable to attend grading during this week, please let Sensei Nick know prior and an alternative time will be set aside at the beginning of Term 3.

School Holiday Timetable

During the school holidays (1 July to 17 July) classes will be running on Wednesday and Saturday as per the below times. Teenagers are encouraged to attend Wednesday and Saturday during the school holidays.

• Wednesday 5:00pm Adults and Teens

• Saturday 3pm Adults and Teens

• Saturday 4.30pm Ninjutsu

Term 3 2017 for all 5-7, 8-11 and teenage classes will start back on Tuesday 18 July.

Black Belt and Beyond Seminar

Sensei Geoff taught the Third in the series of “Black Belt and Beyond” seminars early this term. The seminar was well received with everyone enjoying the challenging techniques.

Sensei Geoff will be back, teaching the Forth session of “Black Belt and beyond” in Term 3 on Saturday 29 July. While the seminars will be aimed at advanced techniques leading up to black belt, it is highly recommended to all grades levels.

Below are a couple of pictures from the day.

Photos from the last seminar

 

April 2017

April News

2017-04-23T02:03:21+00:00

Congratulations to all of our students who went for their grading! We were glad to observe a high level of skill throughout all the grade levels, with all student putting in 110% effort.

We would like to announce the first person to attain a black belt in 2017! Congratulations to Logan, who put in a fantastic effort and showed tremendous skill and endurance during the grading, as he was pushed to the limit.

Please see below some important information for the coming term. We all look forward to seeing you back in class next week!

Term 2 2017 Timetable

Term 2 kicks off next week! Which means all 5-7, 8-11 years and Teenage classes will be starting from April 26 onward. Please be aware there will be no classes on ANZAC day, Tuesday 25 April. Classes commence on the following days:

• Thursday 27th April at 4pm: 8-11 Years

• Thursday 27th April at 5pm: Teens

• Tuesday 2nd May at 4pm: 5-7 Years

• Tuesday 2nd May at 5pm: Teens

Please check the timetable for the full list of times and days.

Membership Renewal Available Online Now

Term 2 membership renewal is available online now. Please sign up before the start of term to secure your enrolment. Our Term 2 classes for 5-7s, 8-11s and Teenagers start from Wednesday next week.

If you are an existing member of Evolution Jujutsu, don’t forget to login to the members area  This will enable you to renew your membership for Term 2 quickly and easily.

Black Belt and Beyond Seminar

Sensei Geoff will be back, teaching the second session of “Black Belt and beyond” in Term 2 on Saturday 20th of May. This series of seminars is highly recommended to all grades levels.

Help Our Dojo!

Bring a friend! If you know someone who would enjoy or benefit from martial arts training, invite them to participate in a martial arts class.

One of the best ways that you can help your club is by recommending us to friends and family.

Self Defence for Women! Register Your Interest

We are super keen to start running a Womens Self Defence Class to provide knowledge and awareness about womens self defence, taught by our own female black belts. This class will be open to all adult and teenage women. We have a tentatively time of Mondays at 5:30. Please register your interest and find out more by emailing Carly on cspicer@evolutionjujutsu.com.au

From the team at Evolution Jujutsu, thank you for your continued support. We hope you have had a great school holiday break and we are keen to see everyone back in action in Term 2.

See you on the mats!

March News

2017-04-20T10:49:10+00:00

Our first term at Lindfield Scout hall has been running successfully. Just today we had Sensei Geoff drop in and surprise us with 2 hrs of great techniques, defence against weapons as well as sparring and Ukemi!

See below for key dates and important information in the lead up to the school holidays.

Grading

The end of term gradings will be conducted during normal class time on the week starting 27th of March and finishing Saturday April 1st.

• Grading for 5-7 year’s will be Tuesday the 28 March.

• Grading for 8-11 year’s will be Thursday the 30 March.

• Teenagers attempt grading during any of the 12-17’s classes up until 1st April.

School Holiday Timetable

During the school holidays (7 April to 24 April) classes will be running on Wednesday and Saturday as per the below times. Teenagers are encouraged to attend Wednesday and Saturday during the school holidays.

• Wednesday 6:00pm Adults and Teens

• Saturday 3pm Adults and Teens & 4pm Sparring

• Saturday 4.30pm Ninjutsu

Term 2 2017 for all 5-7, 8-11 and teenage classes will start back on the week starting Tuesday 25 April.

Black Belt and Beyond Seminar

Sensei Geoff taught the first in the series of “Black Belt and Beyond” seminars early this term. It was treat to see Sensei Geoff back in action and everyone thoroughly enjoyed learning the finer points of advanced techniques.

Sensei Geoff will be back, teaching the second session of “Black Belt and beyond” in Term 2 on the 13th of May. While this seminar will be aimed at advanced techniques leading up to black belt, it is highly recommended to all grades levels.

February News

2017-04-19T12:12:38+00:00

We are picking up our mats and moving to a new home on Saturday the 25th February!

The new location is Lindfield Scout Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Parade, Lindfield. It is located just behind KFC and adjacent to the council car park providing easy access. We are still on the same side of the highway, even closer to the train station and with plenty of parking. Scroll down for google map location.

The scout hall gives us a dedicated training space free of equipment and excess noise. We are really looking forward to focused and fun training in our new space.

Classes will commence at the new premises on the following days:

• Saturday Classes: 25th February

• Tuesday Classes: 28th February

• Wednesday Classes: 1st March

• Thursday Classes: 2nd March

Please check the timetable for the full list of times and days.

Classes for 5-7s, 8-11s and Teenagers during the week will remain at the same times. Saturday classes will be moved to the new time-slot starting the 25th February. See below for the new Saturday schedule.

If you have any questions please contact us on 9499 6697 or email office@evolutionjujutsu.com.au

We are excited to see you over at the new premises!

Evolution Jujutsu Team

Saturday timetable change commencing 25th February

Saturday classes will be moving to an afternoon slot starting from Saturday the 25th January. All other weekday classes will remain the same. The new Saturday timetable will be as follows:

• 3pm: Evolution Jujutsu Teens & Adults

• 4pm: Sparring

• 4.30pm: Bujinkan Taijutsu

Please check the timetable for the full list of times and days.

New Location Map

February 2017

January News

2017-02-16T12:03:13+00:00

Congratulations everyone who went for their grading at the end of last year! The level of skill and commitment from all students was outstanding. A special mention to Kiran Kumar who attained Shodan (First Degree Black Belt). Well done and well deserved.

Your instructors have been busy preparing for Term1, including updating the syllabus and class program as well as renewing their first aid qualifications over the break.

Please see below some important information for the coming term. We all look forward to seeing you back in class this week!

Term 1 2017 Timetable

January has flown past and Term 1 kicks off this week! Which means all 5-7, 8-11 years and Teenage classes are back starting this Tuesday. Classes commence on the following days:

• Tuesday 31st January at 4pm: 5-7 Years

• Tuesday 31st January at 5pm: Teens

• Thursday 2nd February at 4pm: 8-11 Years

• Thursday 2nd February at 5pm: Teens

• Saturday 4th February at 9.30am: Teens and Adults

Please check the timetable for the full list of times and days.

Membership Area

You should have all received an email with instructions on how to login to the members area  This will enable you to renew your membership for Term1 quickly and easily. A reminder that all student enrolments can only be confirmed once fees are paid. So please ensure they are paid at the start of term.

Word of Mouth

One of the best ways you can help your club is by recommending us to friends and family. Word of mouth plays a big part in new students finding us. So if you know someone who would enjoy or benefit from martial arts training, please let them know about Evolution Jujutsu.

First Seminar of 2017

Sensei Geoff will be teaching the first Seminar for 2017! “Black Belt and beyond” will be on Saturday February 18 and cover advanced weapons. While this seminar will be aimed at advanced techniques leading up to black belt and beyond, it is highly recommended to all grades levels.

December 2016

December News

2016-12-11T08:57:33+00:00

Hi Students,

This year has flown past and Term 4 grading is just around the corner! It is a beautiful time of year and all the instructors at Evolution Jujutsu wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season. Please find below a few key dates and some important information about next year.

Grading

End of year grading will be conducted during normal class time on the week starting 12 December and complete on Saturday 17 December. This way we can focus on each grading and have more time to provide feedback to each student.

  • Last class and grading for 5-7 year’s will be Tuesday the 13 December.
  • Last class and grading for 8-11 year’s will be Thursday the 15 December.
  • Teenagers attempt grading during any of the 12-17’s classes up until 17 December.

School Holiday Timetable

During the school holidays the timetable will be reduced to the following classes. Teenagers are welcome to attend Wednesday and Saturday during the school holidays.

  • Wednesday 6:00pm Ninjutsu / Black Belt class.
  • Saturday 9:30am Adults and Teens & 10:30am Sparring
  • Saturday 11:00am Ninjutsu

We are closed from the 22nd December and re-opening on the 5th January

Term 1 2017 for all 5-7, 8-11 and teenage classes will start back on the week starting Monday 30 January.

Congratulations to Lisa M who recently attained black belt. Lisa has some words of wisdom below on her path to Black Belt.

Black Belt Journey

It is undeniable that the journey that is undertaken when pursuing a black belt is a formative one; hours of practise, many successes and setbacks all contribute to an experience that promotes a development of the self. I have found this to be true in my own determination towards attaining a black belt. Since recently achieving it, I have been able to reflect on exactly how significant this journey has been.

I distinctly remember what I was like when I started learning martial arts – and how vastly it has developed my life since furthering my learning of it. As I learnt, I learnt more than just how to kick and punch and throw – although that was a large part of it. I learnt confidence inside the dojo and out, having the confidence to be able to handle a situation if it ever arose, nonthreatening or otherwise.  I learnt about teamwork and communication. I learnt about leadership and support. I learnt about the long tradition of various martial arts extending back hundreds of years. I learnt about ethics and application, dedication and determination, persistence and perseverance. All of these aspects are inextricable and fundamental aspects of learning a martial art.

Needless to say, working towards a black belt or high achievement in a martial art requires definite resolve and effort. There will be trials and tribulations on the journey. However, it is irrefutable that pursuing this gives back so much more than just skill. It’s an experience that can contribute to form whole new sets of skills and mentalities. For me, this has proven to be a journey that has given me skills and experiences like no other, and I highly recommend anyone seeking this goal to continue to pursue it. However, the journey does not finish at black belt, as the pursuit for improvement and continued learning opens up more and more opportunities.

Lisa M

Leadership Program

The leadership program continues to challenge students. This term we had Zoe and Euan start there first term as leaders assisting younger students in the 5-7 years class. They both have done very well and are stepping outside their comfort zone and picking up new skills every class! A big thanks you to the leadership shown by Sarah and Steven who have consistently been mentoring less experience instructors and provide leadership in every class they attend.

Thank you to all the Evolution Jujutsu instructors who are always on hand to share there skills and take time out of there busy lives to teach classes. It is you and your commitment that makes Evolution Jujutsu such a great community.

This last term for Evolution Jujutsu has been a particularly challenging one, with many changes successfully implemented. Including being incorporated into an entity in it’s own right, as well as the long awaited and needed upgrading of it’s online systems.

Women Self Defence series

In term 1, 2017 we are running a self defence series for women. The series of classes will run once a week over 10 weeks. We will confirm the day shortly. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please reply to this email.

First Seminar of 2017

Sensei Geoff will be teaching the first Seminar for 2017! “Black Belt and beyond” will be on Saturday February 18 and cover advanced weapons. While this seminar will be aimed at advanced techniques leading up to black belt and beyond, it is highly recommended to all grades levels.

From all of the team at Evolution Jujutsu, thank you for your support and we look forward to a fantastic 2017.