Ju Jitsu aces kick their way to the top with a belting performance
A Bradford-based Ju Jitsu club was celebrating last month after 25 of its students successfully achieved their latest belt grading.
Young members of the NADA (Naqshbandia Active Development Association) Ju Jitsu Club got an early Christmas present after they received their yellow belts on 20th December following months of tough training.
Mastering their required disciplines and techniques, the children were awarded by their teachers at the club in front of friends and family.
General Secretary of NADA, Nazim Ali, said: “All the children passed with flying colours under the outstanding tutelage of Ustaadh Muhammad Ali and Ustaadh Babar Raheem.
“We congratulate all of the 25 children for their achievements and are proud that their unstinting dedication and commitment has been richly rewarded.
“I would also like to acknowledge the behind-the-scenes hard-work of our Masjid Manager Sufi Sajid Yasin, without his dedication and commitment this would not be possible.”
The NADA Ju-Jitsu classes run weekly at the Jamia Masjid Naqshbandia Aslamia with a session for adults and two children’s classes.
Acknowledged as a martial art form that teaches discipline, controlled aggression and confidence building, children have excelled at the NADA club. The kids have a string of belts between them, including white, yellow and orange belts which were all successfully achieved.
With classes running out of the Masjid, Nazim adds that it allows the place of worship to become a community hub for an even wider audience.
“A Masjid is not only a place for worship, rather it should be a focal point in the community that provides a range of services that are tailored to the needs of the community,” Nazim added.
“This can include spiritual, social and physical activities.”