This Saturday we held our special training session in memory of John, to commemorate his life and contribution to the Club. We held zazen for him and started the class five minutes late in memory of his long days in the truck and heading straight to the dojo .
We spend the session focusing on groundwork and grappling: John's passion and one of his strengths, doing some of the drills he loved to do and finishing with some randori .
Vale John! Your smile, generosity and presence are still missed on the mat.
Thanks to all who sent their thoughts/apologies, who trained, and who gave the dojo (especially the mats) a good scrub down before practice. Especially Scott, who literally was thrown into the deep end with his first ever jujutsu training session!