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Stay Safe in Surrey: A Guide to Self-Defence for Men, Women, and Children

Posted: January 26, 2023

Surrey, like many other areas of the UK, falls victim to crimes such as assault. At Ellis Academy, we pride ourselves on equipping our students, whether they are children or adults, with the appropriate skill set to defend themselves in real life situations. In this blog, we aim to offer a guide to self-defence for men, women and children.

A Guide To Self-Defence For Men And Women

Men and women unfortunately can suffer the effects of violent attacks that happen daily across the globe. Knowing self-defence can allow adults to protect themselves and their families if faced with a dangerous situation. Attending self-defence classes can be tough for an adult, starting a new hobby, getting into a new fitness routine and pushing out of a comfort zone are all things which adults specifically can find quite uncomfortable.

Choosing A Healthy Hobby For 2023

Posted: January 10, 2023

2023 is here! Happy New Year.

We are all for creating a doable New Years’ Resolution that you will actually stick to. So many vow to live healthily throughout the year on January 1st. This blog will offer advice on how to choose a healthy hobby for 2023 and create a resolution that is not only easy to maintain but that you will love.

Finding a healthy hobby is one thing, but finding a healthy hobby and the motivation to stick to it is another. How many of us enter the gym on January 1st and the urge to go again starts to fade soon after? Being healthy and engaging in healthy hobbies doesn’t have to mean boring routines.

Merry Christmas From Ellis Academy

Posted: December 21, 2022


Christmas is upon us once again! It’s almost time for Ellis Academy to close our doors and let our teachers and students have a well-deserved break over the festive period. We can’t wait for you to join us again in January!

2022 At Ellis Academy Of Self Defence

Our Top Martial Arts Movies To Watch This Christmas

Posted: December 09, 2022


It’s that time of year again. We’re settling down with our blankets, making a hot chocolate (with extra marshmallows - go on, it’s Christmas) and we’re putting on our favourite Christmas film… or in our case, our favourite martial arts movie!

Why not ditch Elf and Home Alone this year and stick to one of your favourite martial arts films to get yourselves pumped and in the Christmas Spirit? This blog is here to highlight our top martial arts movies to watch this Christmas.

Can Older People Take Jiu-Jitsu Classes?

Posted: November 23, 2022

At Ellis Academy of Self Defence, we offer jiu-jitsu classes for all ages. One of our most frequently asked questions is - can older people take jiu-jitsu classes? This blog aims to answer that question and highlight the benefits of training in martial arts for those older adults.

Can Older People Take Jiu-Jitsu Classes?

The simple answer is, of course they can!

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