Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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So… I’ve enrolled Little Yum-Yum into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. The main reason is because he was being bullied at school. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not saying he should just go and start random fights. I just want him to know how to defend himself. He was in a really dark place at one point, not wanting to go to school, crying, clinging on to me, crying out in his sleep, plus more (which I will not go into) whilst the teachers denied what was happening.

I never backed down, and met with the headteacher after sending the school a couple of emails. The bullying was finally acknowledged, and has now (hopefully) been dealt with once and for all. I will not sit by idly, and not say a word just to please others. My son comes first.

I chose this particular type of training, as it teaches discipline, wellness, confidence (not that he’s not confident already!) and self-defence. On top of this, it’s fun! He attends three times a week, so during the summer break (which is seven weeks this year), he will still be able to interact with children his age and make some new friends.

So far, he’s really enjoying it and keeps asking if he can go every day.

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Kids Classes

Enhance self-defence
Get fit, strong and flexible having fun
Learn the GB (Gracie Barra) Self-Defence and Anti-Bullying System
Increase focus, energy and concentration
Improve social skills and make new friends
Get a better understanding of goal-setting and working towards them
Become a champion of small, medium and major tournaments
Attend competition training

Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

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End of Academic Year Report 2017-18

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How time flies. The Academic Year is almost over, and the reports are in.

I am pleased to say Little Yum-Yum has done well in school. He is right where he should be for his age – even exceeding in a couple of areas; Technology and Exploring and Using Media and Materials. The use of his InnoTab Max and receiving Toucan Boxes has definitely paid off.

On another note, four weeks after starting maths and English with Kumon, Master Maximus has gone up a level in both subjects. He can also identify numbers 1 – 50 which are randomly placed in front of him (in other words, not in numerical order). I’m so proud of him.

Well done, Maximus!

Picture Day

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Last week, I received this text from Little Yum-Yum’s school – Picture Day!

So, he had a haircut, and in the morning (yesterday) I smoothed down his eyebrows and checked he had no boogers inside his nose.

I am so excited, and cannot wait to see Max’s first official school photo(s). Of course I am going to order more than I need to … well, because I can! Not sure how long it will take before I am able to obtain them, but I will certainly share them with our WP Family when I do!