As your child grows up, you of course want to teach them to be safe, confident and also be able to navigate the uncertain landscape we find ourselves navigating at the moment. Unfortunately, crime rates in Britain are still relatively high, especially when we look at physical crimes such as burglary and attacks. One question that may be on your mind when trying to encourage these qualities in your child is “Is it ever ok to tell your kid to hit back?” In this blog post, we will delve into the important topic of self defence and answer your question.
It’s important to start off this article by making it clear that there are so many ways to defend yourself, many ways that don’t involve hitting. At Ellis Academy of Self Defence, we teach self defence in the teachings of Royce Gracie. Jiu jitsu involves grappling to defend oneself - but we will learn more about that later!
Let’s get into the all important question…
Self Defence For Kids: How To Choose The Right Discipline
Posted: September 12, 2023
At Ellis Academy of Self Defence, we believe that self defence skills are essential for everyone, no matter your age or ability. Teaching kids how to protect themselves can host so many benefits including a boost of confidence not to mention equipping them with the tools they need to stay safe in the real world. There are so many disciplines that fall under the martial arts umbrella, one of them being jiu jitsu. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu rooted in the teachings of the legendary Royce Gracie is what we take pride in teaching our students in the Ellis Academy dojo. In this blog, we'll explore the benefits of self defence for kids and offer tips on how to choose the right discipline for your child's self defence training.
The Power of Self Defence for Kids
Self defence for kids is a valuable skill for so many reasons. Not only does it provide them with physical protection and help them navigate threatening situations in the real world but it also offers benefits such as; empowering children with confidence, self awareness, and the ability to make friends and work as part of a team.
Martial Arts Classes: Everything You Need To Know Before Enrolling Your Kid
Posted: August 24, 2023
It is no secret that martial arts classes can host an array of benefits for children. If you’re interested in enrolling your kid into martial arts classes, there are some things you may want to know first. This Ellis Academy blog aims to provide parents and guardians with everything you need to know before enrolling your kid into martial arts classes.
Things To Know Before Enrolling Your Kid Into Martial Arts Classes
Family Self Defence Classes: Jiu Jitsu – A Sport For Your Whole Family
Posted: August 10, 2023
At Ellis Academy of Self Defence, we pride ourselves on offering a variety of self defence classes for children as young as three, all the way up to adults. Jiu Jitsu can host so many benefits for children and adults alike, including mental and physical benefits. Martial arts, specifically jiu jitsu, is a sport for your whole family. In this blog, we aim to explore the benefits of family self defence classes and share exactly how jiu jitsu is a brilliant sport for your whole family.
Learning a new physical skill, while benefiting your mind and mental wellbeing, can be enjoyable for the whole family. When you have children of different ages and parents with different jobs, it can be difficult to find a sport or activity for your whole family to enjoy. This is where self defence classes step in!
Family self defence classes can have such a huge impact on all members of your family. Let’s explore how jiu jitsu can help families collectively achieve goals and can be a great option for bringing your family closer together.
Are Jiu Jitsu Classes A Good Idea For Toddlers?
Posted: July 18, 2023
At Ellis Academy of Self Defence, our children’s programmes start from as young as 3 years old. Due to such a young starting age, many parents come to us and ask ‘are jiu jitsu classes a good idea for toddlers?’ If you are wondering the same question, this blog is for you. Here we aim to explore the benefits that jiu jitsu can offer to toddlers and younger children. If your little one is expressing an interest in martial arts, yet you want to know more before enrolling your child - this is the blog for you!
Jiu Jitsu For Toddlers
One of the key questions when it comes to discussing jiu jitsu for toddlers is - is it safe? Let’s answer the question here, before delving into why not only is it safe but how it can also come with many advantages for a toddler's development. The answer to this question is yes. If a child is taught jiu jitsu correctly, by trained specialists, in a safe environment, the sport is most certainly safe, as well as fun and engaging!