The Jitsu Foundation 2013 Junior Atemi Nationals
26th October 2013
Walsall Judo Centre
University of Wolverhampton
- Junior £20
- If two or more children from the same family £15 each
- Young Samurai/ Mini Jitsu age 4 to 5 £10
- Junior Grading (Those going for purple and above) £10
(please confirm if you are grading donít just turn up)
- Junior Brown & Black Grading £15
- Assessment for Junior Hakama Free
(To have held a brown belt or black for 1 year or more)
- Assessment for Junior black belt Free
(To have held a junior brown belt for 2 years or more)
- Assessment for Junior Senior primary Free
(To have held a junior black belt for 2 years or more)
Costs have gone up again. This means that any club entering their juniors for a grading at the nationals will be asked to pay a separate fee of £20 to help cover costs.
- Shihan Brian Graham Spirit of Jitsu Award
- Instructor awards (send in your nominations)
- Junior Jitsu Ambassador award (send in your nominations)
Criteria for grading for Junior black:
Junior to have held brown belt for at least 2 years and be an assistant instructor as well as attended all CA, AI, CI and First aid courses.
Make sure you arrive early at 9.30am registration for 10.30am start
Registration and Payment
Payment must be received by Thursday 24th October 2013.
Please pay registration fees by BACS. To make payment, just put JrAtemi13-*yourclub* as the transfer ref, complete and email email@example.com the Excel TJF Junior Nationals Payment Form. If you can't avoid paying by cheque please print off the same payment form, complete and send with a the cheque payabe to The Jitsu Foundation Ltdto The Jitsu Foundation Ltd, PO Box 5068, Bath, BA1 0QD.
All competitors must be registered by Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in the members area of TJF website and a list e-mailed to Raj Soren.
After that date the website will be closed and no further competitors will be allowed to register.
THERE WILL NO LONGER BE REGISTRATION ON THE DAY OF THE COMPETITION!
In order to ensure smooth running of the competition please tell your club well in advance.
Shihan Brian Graham started Junior Jitsu in the UK over 35 years ago in a Keighley, West Yorkshire, and it has flourished ever since. There are over 20 Junior clubs up and down the UK, as well as many more looking to start up. There are many instructors who started as juniors and have been instrumental in setting up over 70 adults clubs around the world.
The Junior Jitsu Foundation (JJF) is part of the The Jitsu Foundation and its main function is to support juniors and their instructors in the enjoyment and activity of Jitsu at both at a local, regional, and national level.
Junior Jitsu is taken just as seriously as adult Jitsu; the main difference being that certain techniques are reserved for the seniors. A junior student is recognised by wearing a coloured belt with a central white stripe through their belt where as adults have a solid colour.
Junior Jitsu is:
A junior club has a great family atmosphere with Parents and Guardians helping with the running of the club. These clubs are full of dedicated hard working individuals that go the extra mile to support the development of junior Jitsu.
There are junior clubs in sports and leisure centres, old army barracks, schools and scout huts up and down the country.
All Junior Jitsu instructors are CRB cleared and The Jitsu Foundation itself has strict Investigation and Disciplinary procedures. Details of these and guidance for working with children can be found in the Jitsu Foundation Child Protection Policy
The type of activities organised by The JJF and its members include:
Regional Jitsu Courses
National Randori and weapons competitions
International trips to Canada and the US.
Charity fund raising activities like, sponsored throws, car washes etc
Halloween and Christmas parties
Displays at Schools and fetes
Regular features in local news papers and TV.
PLUS MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!
Benefits of Junior Jitsu
The child must genuinely want to learn a martial art like Jitsu and have the full support of the parent or guardian.
Self defence is becoming popular again since there are cartoons like Jackie Chan, Xiaolin Showdown, Teenage Ninja turtles plus Jet Li Films. The 70s and 80s martial legends include Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris. Stephen Seagal.
Jitsu is taught purely as a defensive martial art. It teaches the value of only using the skills learnt to save and protect one's life and those of others, and not to start fights or to use it inappropriately in
school play grounds. Unfortunately, in this day and age there are too many child abductions and any skill like Jitsu that can help to save a child’s life must be taken seriously.
A child will learn how to defend themselves from different potential attacks such as punches, grabs and strangles as well as defence against rubber weapons.
A child will learn the importance of discipline and respect for others and oneself. They will learn how to respect the rules of the Dojo (training room) - such as no swearing, spitting or teasing. They must bow into the room and onto the training mat as you start and finish training. All the learning is made fun and memorable: you will see more aggression and injuries in premier league football match then a Jitsu class. The child will learn how to calm a situation down and how to avoid trouble.
Help encourage Physical Fitness
Unfortunately, the rates of childhood obesity is climbing dramatically more and more. Children are spending a lot more time playing video games, watching television and being in front of a computer. One study has found that 9 percent of boys and 13 percent of girls in England are overweight, and the figures are rising. The most significant health risk related to childhood obesity is that it can persist into adulthood: obese teenagers are 10-15 times more likely to become obese adults. There are many health risks associated with being obese in adulthood including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis and other serious illnesses. Jitsu can help improve cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, balance, strength and overall energy levels.
Learning to be more confident and have more courage to overcome come bullying issues is another major benefit of Jitsu. The child learns how to become less of a victim and how to calm the situation as well as inform an adult or teacher about the incident. The child will be taught self defence movements but must first learn to handle conflict . The child will learn personal responsibility, avoidance and respect for others as well as their own power. There level of self esteem and confidence will also increase.
Jitsu helps children to interact with others and to take responsibility. They will be asked to help and teach others. Jitsu will can enhance their communication skills. They become more engaged and focussed on goal setting since they have to learn to pass regular gradings and attend national courses and competitions. Some children can be labelled “hyperactive” by some, however Jitsu allows them to use their abundant energy. Children will attend first aid, assistant instructor and instructor courses. It will help them to have many skills that will help them in later life as well as improve in school activities. The child will also learn Jitsu in its original Japanese language. This learning process can help with languages in school, as well as other subjects.