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Is Gracie Jiu Jitsu Good For Self Defence?

Posted: September 08, 2020

Gracie Jiu Jitsu is not specifically or only for self-defence, but once you begin to train in it, it will become a good self-defence skill.

You don’t want to find yourself involved in a physical conflict, but if you do, then Gracie Jiu Jitsu will help you to protect yourself, especially if your opponent is bigger and stronger than you are.

Another important aspect of Gracie Jiu Jitsu is that it can help build confidence, which is especially good for when children learn it.

How Long Does It Take To Get A Black Belt In Gracie Jiu Jitsu?

Posted: August 25, 2020

Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu is a great way of learning self-defence skills for the real world while also improving your physical fitness.

A black belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu demonstrates that you’ve gained the skill to practice the full spectrum of masterful self defence.

This is part of a process, as you work your way up through the different belts in jiu jitsu.

What Is The Best Age For Kids To Start Martial Arts Classes?

Posted: August 05, 2020

One question parents always ask us is; “what is the best age for my kids to start martial arts?” and it isn’t always an easy question to answer! At least not without knowing what their child wants to achieve, or what the parent hopes the child will accomplish. In general, though, it is widely accepted that children can participate in some form of martial arts from 3+ years, but what benefit it brings starting so young is always up for debate.


Isn’t 3 Too Young For Martial Arts?

Can You Lose Weight Doing Jiu-Jitsu?

Posted: July 22, 2020

Jiu-Jitsu is absolutely a great method to lose weight – we can confidently say that when you join our Surrey martial arts club you will see pounds melt away, an improvement in your overall fitness and much more.

Read on to discover how Jiu-Jitsu can help you lose weight - no matter what your starting point. 


What Makes Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Different?

Posted: July 15, 2020

Although Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu originate from the same source, featuring the same submissions, sweeps, controls, and escapes, there is a difference between the two disciplines. The most notable being the difference in philosophies and teaching style.  

Read on for a brief history of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, the philosophy we follow here at Ellis Academy of Self Defence, and what the key difference is between Gracie and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


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