Are You Ever Too Old To Start Learning Martial Arts?
Posted: January 24, 2024
If you have been here before, you may have seen our blog that we posted recently about children graduating to adult martial arts classes. This led us to think about what age is ‘right’ to join martial arts classes. We often get asked ‘am I too old to start learning martial arts?’ Simply put, the answer is no. Martial arts classes can offer so many benefits for a variety of age groups, both physically and mentally. If you are wondering if you are too old to start learning martial arts, this blog is for you!
Although older people may not be able to climb the competing ranks in the same way as children, martial arts for adults can offer so many health advantages for older people, as well as being a really fun way to stay fit and active!
When Can You Start Learning Martial Arts?
What Age Do Children Go Into Adult Martial Arts Classes?
Posted: January 10, 2024
The journey of martial arts takes many years of dedication, commitment and hard work. We often find at Ellis Academy of Martial Arts that when children reach a certain age, their journey isn’t over! This is when we introduce them to our adult programs, designed to further their understanding of the arts and better their skill. But what age do children go into adult martial arts classes? This blog aims to explore the right age for kids to become adults in the martial arts dojo, and share a little bit more about the adult martial arts classes we have here at Ellis Academy.
Starting Adult Martial Arts Classes
At Ellis Academy, our children’s programs run up to the age of 15, and our adult martial arts classes are designed for those 16 years and above.
World Martial Arts Day & Other Important Dates
Posted: December 19, 2023
Here at Ellis Academy of Self Defence, we’re very much a part of the wider martial arts community. As such, we consider it important to acknowledge and celebrate awareness days, such as World Martial Arts Day and other important dates in the martial arts calendar.
When Is World Martial Arts Day?
World Martial Arts Day is celebrated on the 27th of November every year. This date is significant among the martial arts community because it’s the late, great Bruce Lee’s birthday.
How Can I Help My Teen With Low Self Esteem?
Posted: December 06, 2023
At Ellis Academy of Self Defence, we know how important it is to empower teens with low self esteem. We believe in the power of martial arts when it comes to teenagers’ personal development and aim to use our self defence classes to boost young people’s self esteem and confidence. If you are asking the question “How can I help my teen with low self esteem?” This blog is for you. Here we will focus on how self defence classes may be the remedy for your teen’s low self esteem.
The journey of adolescence is often tumultuous for the best of us, and so many teens and young people grapple with their self esteem and confidence which are challenges that can impact both their mental, and physical wellness. A powerful avenue to explore, if your teen is experiencing low self esteem is martial arts classes, an avenue that so many parents and teenagers may overlook, as they’re unaware of the huge benefits it can have on young people.
How Martial Arts Can Help Teens With Low Self Esteem
How Can I Protect My Child From Bullying?
Posted: November 30, 2023
Unfortunately, bullying is an issue that so many children face, and as parents, it's natural to want to make sure our children are equipped to handle such challenges, or, protect them ourselves. If your child has faced bullying, you may have asked yourself ‘How can I protect my child from bullying?’ If so, this blog post aims to answer exactly that. It’s really tough for parents to know appropriate ways to protect their child from bullying and here at Ellis Academy of Self Defence, we, instead of focusing on what parents can do themselves, shine a light on the important lessons parents can teach their children when it comes to defending themselves. Here, we understand the importance of fostering resilience and self-confidence in children. In this blog, we'll explore practical strategies to protect your child from bullying while emphasising the role of self defence classes in empowering them to navigate these situations confidently.
How Parents Can Protect Their Child From Bullying
Before jumping head first into self defence skills for kids, let's explore what parents can do to protect their children and develop a sense of confidence and resilience in their young ones.