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What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

Posted: January 13, 2021

Finding out that your child is being bullied at school can be gut-wrenching. Nobody likes to think of their child being physically or verbally hurt.

As a concerned parent, is it completely normal to feel angry and upset about your child being bullied. However, acting on these emotions can make things worse. Getting upset or heading to school and confronting the bully’s parents may prevent your child from talking to you about their problems in the future.

Instead, there are other ways in which you can help your child deal with their problem.


What A Year!

Posted: December 23, 2020

In our final blog post of 2020, we thought we would reflect on what has been the strangest of years, how the global pandemic has affected the martial arts industry, and what we hope will happen next year!

2020 And Coronavirus

If you would have told us back in March of this year that we would be carrying out all our classes online via video and had to keep our school closed, we wouldn’t have believed it.


What Is The Best Martial Art For Self Defence?

Posted: December 09, 2020

Everyone knows that learning a martial art is a great way to boost your confidence, stay fit, and learn how to self-discipline. But many people also take up a martial art to help keep themselves safe knowing they have a good self-defence technique.

In reality, it is rare that most martial arts practitioners would ever need to use their skills in the real world but knowing you can protect yourself, should you need to is a great comfort to some people.

This can especially be true in children and teens who struggle with confidence, women who feel anxious when out on their own or anyone who generally lacks confidence.


How to Get Children Started with Martial Arts

Posted: November 23, 2020

Martial arts are good for kids. This isn’t about exposing them to violence, in what often seems like an increasingly violent world. No, what martial arts training can do is offer children a way to develop self-discipline and self-confidence, while providing them with an excellent source of exercise.

But how should you get children started with martial arts, especially at a time when Covid-19 restrictions are affecting social interaction and leisure activities?

At Ellis Academy of Self Defence, we offer virtual martial arts training for kids, along with our other martial arts programmes.


Learn Martial Arts At Home

Posted: November 23, 2020

It’s fair to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world upside down, affecting lots of industries in different ways. Sports and exercise clubs, such as our martial arts academy have been hit hard by lockdowns and people worried about attending classes.

But...it isn’t all bad news! We’ve never seen innovation as we have recently regarding martial art schools finding new ways for students to learn from the comfort of home!

Yes, it isn’t the same as being all together, learning and having fun in the same room but we must find ways to work around the current situation and continue to support our students.


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