Martial arts expert and Kimmi the dog visit Ipswich’s Polish Saturday School

Gill and Golden Retriever Kimmi visit the Saturday school to talk to children about Blue Cross Suffo

Gill and Golden Retriever Kimmi visit the Saturday school to talk to children about Blue Cross Suffolk - Credit: Archant

A Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert and a Golden Retriever called Kimmi were special guests at the Polish Saturday School in Ipswich at the weekend.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert Alain Pozo with children from Ipswich's Polish Saturday School

Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert Alain Pozo with children from Ipswich's Polish Saturday School - Credit: Archant

Alain Pozo, one of the leading jiu-jitsu trainers in the country, met with children at the school to share his top tips on stances and balance techniques.

At the end of the session, Alain rewarded the best students in the group with stripes for their belts.

Golden Retriever Kimmi was the centre of attention at Ipswich's Polish Saturday School when she paid

Golden Retriever Kimmi was the centre of attention at Ipswich's Polish Saturday School when she paid a visit - Credit: Archant

The children also had a special visit from a Gill, an educational speaker from Blue Cross Suffolk, a charity that rehomes cats and dogs in Suffolk.

She brought along education dog Kimmi to teach them about animal welfare and safety.

Pupils learn some new jiu-jitsu moves

Pupils learn some new jiu-jitsu moves - Credit: Archant


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The pupils then were given a talk on how to look after their animals and keeping safe around dogs.

Some of the children were shown how to brush Kimmi and later gave her some well-earned treats.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert Alain Pozo visits the Polish Saturday School

Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert Alain Pozo visits the Polish Saturday School - Credit: Archant

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At the end of the session, the school handed the Blue Cross a dog agility bench for the dogs to use at its Ipswich centre.

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