Genesis Martial Arts would like to wish all of our students a Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year!

Thank you all who managed to make it to our EYT event on 2nd December, it was a great event and  those who attended I’m sure you will agree it was very enjoyable for all.

A special thanks to all of the instructors and helpers who made it happen and gave up their time on the day to make it a success.

We would like to recognise and say well done to the following people who showed tremendous commitment throughout 2018 enabling them to receive Student of the Year awards from their instructors.

Class Helper Award

Gemma Songhurst, Tania Preece, Clive Cheshire, Anastasia Bergman, Rhea Benawra, Arjan Kooner, Gary Jones, Kamran Kooner, Maggie Jones

Student of the Year Award

Zain Azhar
Alessia Petrescu
Bilal Hussain
Ishaan Barthakur
James Mcdermott
Haru Nakada
Nikhita Khatwa
Andrzej Skocz
Niva Solanki
Maycee Whittock
Nathan Coyne
Waynelan Skantharajah
Amy Dicker
Warwick Jones
Phoebe Jayne Gardner
Ibrahim Ali
Daisy Priest
Annabel Tillyer
Noah Clayton
Armaan Qureshi
Louie Linich
Zara Wilkie
Declan Maclellan
Andy Roberts
Gerry Wheeler
Kathryn Collinson
Lucas Regan
Nicholas Richardson
Ruby Dixon
Lewis Kelley
Sam Hellewell
James Heaven
Jayden Fraser
Greg Wilkinson
Jacob Gibbs
Mark Eastham
Eeshen Parker
Cyril Albania

Also posted below are the closing Christmas dates and new year starting dates for all Genesis Martial Arts classes.

Select Class Last                                                                       Class before Holiday   First Class Back
Altwood School Gym – Adults – Kickboxing – Mon Thu   17/12/2018                    07/01/2019
Altwood School Gym – Dragons – Dragons – Mon Thu     17/12/2018                    07/01/2019
Altwood School Gym – Juniors – Kickboxing – Mon Thu  17/12/2018                   07/01/2019
Disraeli School – Dragons – Dragons – Tue                          18/12/2018                   08/01/2019
Disraeli School – Juniors – Kickboxing – Tue                       18/12/2018                  08/01/2019
Gosford Hill School – Adults – Kickboxing – Mon Thu       20/12/2018                  03/01/2019
Hedgerley Mem Hall – Jun Adult – Kickboxing – Tue         18/12/2018                  15/01/2019
Langley Academy – Jun Adult – Kickboxing – Mon Wed    19/12/2018                  09/01/2019
Langley Academy – Jun Adult – Kickboxing – Mon Wed    17/12/2018                  07/01/2019
Stoke Poges Village Hall – Dragons – Dragons  –  Fri          14/12/2018                  04/01/2019
Stoke Poges Village Hall – Dragons – Dragons – Wed         19/12/2018                  09/01/2019
Stoke Poges Village Hall – Juniors – Kickboxing – Fri         14/12/2018                 04/01/2019
Stokenchurch – Adults – Kickboxing – Tue                             18/12/2018                08/01/2019
Stokenchurch Dragons Juniors – Kickboxing – Tue              18/12/2018                08/01/2019
The Amersham School – Tue – Adults                                      18/12/2018                08/01/2019
The Amersham School – Tue – Dragons                                   18/12/2018               08/01/2019
The Amersham School – Tue – Juniors                                    18/12/2018                08/01/2019
The Beacon Sports Centre – Dragons – Dragons – Thu Sat  15/12/2018                12/01/2019
The Beacon Sports Centre – Dragons – Dragons – Thu          20/12/2018              10/01/2019
The Beacon Sports Centre – Sat – Juniors Adults                   15/12/2018               12/01/2019
The Beacon Sports Centre – Thu – Adults                                13/12/2018               10/01/2019
The Beacon Sports Centre – Thu – Juniors                               20/12/2018             10/01/2019
The Mandeville School – Adults – Kickboxing – Mon Wed    19/12/2018              07/01/2019
The Mandeville School – Dragons – Dragons – Mon Wed      19/12/2018              07/01/2019
The Mandeville School – Juniors – Kickboxing – Mon Wed   19/12/2018             07/01/2019
Wycombe Sports Centre – Adults – Kickboxing – Mon Wed  17/12/2018             07/01/2019
Wycombe Sports Centre – Adults – Kickboxing – Sat              15/12/2018             05/01/2019
Wycombe Sports Centre – Dragons – Dragons – Sat                15/12/2018             05/01/2019
Wycombe Sports Centre – Juniors – Kickboxing – Sat            15/12/2018             05/01/2019
Wycombe Sports Centre – Dragons Kickboxing – Mon Wed  17/12/2018             07/01/2019             Wycombe Sports Centre – Juniors – Kickboxing – Mon Wed  17/12/2018             07/01/2019

Look forward to seeing you all in 2019

One day to go before our great day arrives.

We have been showered with questions from many of you that have not attended before, so here are some answers to popular questions.

Will there be tickets available on the day?

Yes you will be able to pay on the day but not at the reduced early bird price.

Do we need to wear our uniform?

No uniform is not compulsary but you need to wear clothing that is loose & comfortable so that you can move freely and have fun. We recommend you wear your uniform trousers/tracksuit bottoms and a Genesis T shirt. If you wish to be photographed and featured in our reports please wear a Genesis uniform or Genesis T Shirt/Hoodie.

Do we need to attend all of the sessions advertised?

No you do not. All attendees are free to pick and choose which sessions they wish to take part in. However some sessions that require equipment such as weapons training maybe closed off when full. If you wish to just bounce around on the castle or just play some of the mini challenges on the day to win prizes, that’s fine.

What do we do with tokens that we receive after completing a session?

Every youth participant will be given some tokens after a session. They can save the tokens up to go to the Genesis Tuck shop and get free treats!!!

What equipment will we need to bring?Genesis MA - Junior Kickboxing

If you are coming to play speed chess in a session or on the bouncy castle you will need full sparring equipment. For Pyramid pad session you will need gloves and focus mitts. there will be a small selection of equipment and merchandise on sale for you if you wish to purchase items on the day.

Will there be anywhere to leave our kit?

There are lockers in the entrance area of the Leisure centre but you will need to bring a padlock to secure it. We will be providing a small area in the hall for people to leave their bags and kit but it will only be small and will not be securely monitored. If you have any valuables or items of high importance please do not leave then unattended.

 

Look forward to seeing you all, if you have any other questions please ask your instructor directly.

As well all of the fun and games coming to you at the end of year Training & Awards, we have an area dedicated to our adult students and friends who would like to come along and get a some work done.

Our friend Vladimir Ivanov from Bulgaria will be taking you through your paces with some functional training using the Bulgarian Bag. This functional 3 dimensional training class will hit your muscles from all angles and get you moving through various planes of motion. A great workout for all martial athletes and a BLAST that does the job FAST!

We also have a self defence session for adults which is ideal for parents to have a go at and hopefully take away some great ideas that maybe of use to them or their family.

“Anyone can come, so bring ya dad and ya mum”

(Click HERE for tickets)

There will be other challenges to take part in on the day

 

 

 

One of the games that will be played at  End of Year Training Awards is Kickboxing Speed Chess. Many students have been asking how to play it, so here are the rules and what to expect. Some of the instructors may be playing it in your class over the next couple of days. Sparring equipment is neded to take part in this game

Speed Chess

Objectives

Fun, encourage team work and strategy, improve sparring skills, to encourage sparring attacking.

2 helpers, 2 whistle 1 timer 2 soft batons/blockers

small area maximum half badminton court

Players full sparring equipment (see below)

3-5 players per team

1 king/queen (best technical player)

2 pawns (punch only no kickers worn)

2 Rooks (punch & kick full equipment)

(Click HERE for E.Y.T. tickets)

(pawns are useful if there are students without full equipment but may have gloves can borrow head guard, they will need their own gum shield!)

Game time kids 2 mins Adults 3 mins

Time stops every time the whistle is blown to signify a score (‘taken players’) and or knighting ceremony.

  • To win you must hit the king on opposing team above the waist in scoring area. If at the end of game time both kings/queens are in the game, the team with the most players wins. If the same amount of players are left in the game, the team with the highest valued players wins. (I.e. 1 knight & 1 rook beats 2 rooks.)
  • If you hit a pawn or rook that player is out of the game
  • Any player that is out gets taken. Taken means they stand behind the scoring team in horse riding stance for the remaining time of the game
  • Weapon bonus To encourage the king to fight (rather than sit on their throne and be protected) for the every team member they eliminate, they have opportunity turn one of their 2 rooks into a knight. The referee will then give the selected rook (knighting ceremony) the baton, known as The Blam Stick or ‘Blamma’. The knight may then have feet for kicking, 1 glove for punching and the Blam stick for blamming.

Please note

  • Only one ‘Blam Stick’ per team per game
  • If the knight gets eliminated the weapon is returned to the referee and is dead for the game

Players will get taken by default for the following reasons:

Failure to stop when whistle is blownGenesis MA - Corey Cain

Excessive contact

Leaving the chess playing area.

(Click HERE for E.Y.T. tickets)

Disqualifications will occur for the following reasons:

Arguing with the referee

Loss of temper

Swearing

Demonstration of un sportsmanlike behaviour

If time runs out winning team is the team with most players

Losing team 1 token winning team 2 tokens

Tokens can be exchanged for treats & sweets throughout the day!

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At E.Y.T. Genesis Martial Arts will have 4 action packed areas for our students, families and friends to enjoy. In areas 1 & 2 we will be focusing on classes/sessions for all levels and would like to encourage parents to take part and get stuck in whilst their children are busy having fun or training. We will be dedicating areas 3 & 4 to challenges of all types and having fun!

Tickets are available here online at a reduced price until November 27th

Timetable of Events

10.00
AREA 1 – GRAPPLING FOR KIDS
AREA 2 – KICK BOXING -PYRAMID PADS
 AREA 3 – FUN ZONE
AREA 4
– BOUNCY CASTLE, FACE PAINTING***, ARTS & CRAFT

11.00
AREA 1SELF DEFENCE ADULTS
AREA 2 – SPEED CHESS*
AREA 3 – FUN ZONE
AREA 4 – BOUNCY CASTLE, FACE PAINTING***, ARTS & CRAFT

12.00
AREA 1BULGARIAN BAG BLAST
AREA 2 – WEAPONS TRAINING
AREA 3 – FUN ZONE
AREA 4 – **KING OF THE CASTLE, F P, ARTS & CRAFT

13.00
AREA 1 – PINATA & STUDENT AWARDS
AREA 2 – PINATA & STUDENT AWARDS
AREA 3 – CLOSED
AREA 4 – CLOSED

 

Sessions in ITALICS above are not recommended for under 13 yrs old
* Full sparring equipment is COMPULSARY for children to take part in speed chess
** KING OF THE CASTLE is not recommended for children under the age of 9 yrs old as it is very physical in nature. ***There will be a small charge for face painting

  10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00
AREA 1
GRAPPLING FOR KIDS
SELF DEFENCE FOR ADULTS
BULGARIAN BAG BLAST
PINATA & STUDENT AWARDS
AREA 2
KICK BOXING PYRAMID PADS
*SPEED CHESS
WEAPONS TRAINING
PINATA & STUDENT AWARDS
AREA 3
FUN ZONE
FUN ZONE
FUN ZONE
AREA 4
BOUNCY CASTLE
FACE PAINTING
ARTS & CRAFT
BOUNCY CASTLE
FACE PAINTING
ARTS & CRAFT
**KING OF THE CASTLE
FACE PAINTING
ARTS & CRAFT

 

 

Get ready to click & make it quick!

A great opportunity to get those Xmas presents ready for the big day!

A BIG well done & congratulations to all students that

attended the grade test  at the weekend for Brown Belt White Stripe and Black Belt 1st Dan.

On Sunday we witnessed these 3 students grit their teeth and give all they had before our senior grading panel. There was sweat, tears, cramp and spasms but all endured to complete the grading giving an honest representation of themselves & Genesis Martial Arts. If you see these students in your club at your next session please take the time to congratulate them as they really do deserve it.

Results are posted below

Brown & White Stripe Belt

Jamie Wilkinson     Pass 80.5%

Anastasia Bergman  Pass 80.5%

 

Black Belt 1st Dan

Greg Wilkinson       Pass  81%

All belts will be awarded to these successful students at our End of Year Training & Awards. Please join us on what will be a wonderful day!

 

 

 

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