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Martial Arts - Is It Ever Too Late To Start?

Posted: October 28, 2021

Are you interested in starting mixed martial arts, but you’re afraid that you’re too old? Just remember you’re never alone. Many adults or seniors will be in the same boat as you. And unfortunately, because of the thought process, never make it into a gym simply because of their age.

Let’s get one thing straight. Age is just a number. If you don’t ever try new things regardless of your age you will feel a sense of regret and most importantly, you’ll never know what you’re missing out on!

In today’s Ellis Academy Of Self Defence blog, we’re going to eliminate the stigma of age when it comes to starting mixed martial arts and give you multiple reasons to change your mindset.

Can You Lose Weight Doing Jiu-Jitsu?

Posted: October 25, 2021

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. 


Top Ten Ways To Keep Fit

Posted: October 25, 2021

Yes, changes may be needed, but the little things are compounded each day to keeping fit.

For most people, the issue with keeping fit isn’t starting - it's maintaining it. Staying fit is a great way to not only improve your physical appearance but to improve your overall mood and mental well-being.

Keeping fit can be a struggle over time, but the benefits definitely outweigh the costs. With some commitment and small lifestyle changes, you can reap the rewards for years to come.

What Is The Oldest Form Of Martial Arts?

Posted: October 18, 2021

There’s no hiding the fact that martial arts isn't anything new. On the other hand, you have a few variables like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Krav Maga, which are completely refined to the modern era and style of fighting needed or wanted.

The general practice of recording a structured style and passing the techniques down from masters to novices across generations goes back centuries – and longer. But what exactly is the oldest form of martial arts?

It’s easy for the majority of us to think, look back, and say Karate or Kung Fu. In fact, I think you’ll be genuinely surprised just by how old the oldest known form of martial art is. The art originated in South India thousands of years ago and is referred to as kalarippayattu.

The Gracie Family And Jiu Jitsu

Posted: October 07, 2021

The Gracie family, responsible for the founding of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, are regarded as one of if not the most successful family dynasties in the history of mixed martial arts.

At the age of 14, Carlos Gracie was introduced to a Japanese man called Mitsuyu Maeda. The rest is history - literally.

In this Ellis Academy blog, we are going to explore the history of Jiu Jitsu, how it transitioned over the decades and to conclude what we feel is the best form of self-defence.

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