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Can Girls Do Jiu Jitsu?

Posted: October 21, 2020

Yes, girls can do jiu jitsu! Jiu jitsu is just as suitable for girls as it is boys.

It is fantastic for building self esteem, teaching body positivity, patience and self control.

Not only that but it is an excellent form of exercise, challenging both body and mind.


What Makes Ellis Academy Of Self Defence Different From Other Martial Arts Schools?

Posted: October 09, 2020

Many people feel uncertain about starting martial arts. And finding the right martial arts school for yourself or your children can make the experience even more challenging. But here at Ellis Academy of Self Defence, we are committed to serving and empowering the Redhill Community.

If you are in the Redhill area and are looking for a martial arts school with a difference, Ellis Academy will be perfect for you. In this blog, we are going to highlight what makes Ellis Academy of Self Defence different from other martial arts schools.  

Two Decades Of Martial Arts Experience


Self-Defence Strategies Kids Can Use To Ward Off Bullies

Posted: September 25, 2020

Is your child prepared or equipped to deal with bullies? This blog explores some of the best self-defence strategies for kids when it comes to playground bullying.

Sadly, bullying is all too common in the UK. Ditch the Label – a charity centred around bullying, found in their annual survey a fifth of young people reporting they had been bullied in the previous year. They also found that three out of four bullied kids said it affected their mental health and nearly half became depressed as a result.

Statistics like that are frightening to parents and guardians – nobody wants their child to be bullied. What is the solution and what can you do to prepare your child to deal with the playground nasties?


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.


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