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Is Two Days A Week Enough To Learn BJJ?

Posted: October 10, 2022

Long-term Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) training requires a significant commitment. No matter how often you practise, you will most likely need to give up something else in your life in order to find time each week for BJJ.

But just how frequently should you practice Jiu Jitsu?

And really, there isn’t a right or wrong answer but many BJJ practitioners are frequently asked questions on this topic.

8 Things To Avoid In Jiu Jitsu

Posted: September 27, 2022

Jiu Jitsu can arguably be traced back to the Buddhist monks of India, Jiu Jitsu (sometimes referred to as "Ju Jitsu") in its modern form comes from Japan. Even more modernised now in the form of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

No matter the origin, practises or modern form there are things to avoid when it comes to teaching and training Jiu Jitsu.

The larger your martial arts academy is the likelihood of the variety of characters in the gym widens. The thing to highlight is, that many of these common BJJ mistakes are not intentional and often people have no idea they’re doing them. Some are funny, others are offensive, and some may actually be quite serious offenses.

4 Reasons Why Learning Children’s Self-Defence Is Important

Posted: September 13, 2022

Self-defence training hosts a variety of benefits for children of all ages. This blog aims to explore what we believe are the four main reasons why learning self-defence as a child is important.

At Ellis Academy of Self Defence, we cater for all ages and skill levels as we believe that learning the art of self-defence from a young age is essential for reaping the rewards later down the line. That being said, it is never too late to start learning, we also host a variety of adult martial arts classes too. 

Learning self-defence as a child is important for the development of many skills, primarily, the following four.

The Most Important Lesson In Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu: Tapping Out

Posted: August 24, 2022

At Ellis Academy of Self Defence, we follow the teaching of Royce Gracie jiu-jitsu. There are several very important lessons that this practice of martial arts can teach us. This blog aims to delve into ‘tapping out’, what it means and its importance.

What Is Tapping Out?

In jiu-jitsu, tapping out is a technique that is important for keeping everybody safe. With self-defence practice, comes sometimes dangerous techniques, especially when used in real life. It is essential for the safety of students that they understand their limits and how ‘tapping out’ can be used to create boundaries between them and their opponents.

Children’s Self Defence Classes In Surrey

Posted: August 11, 2022

Learning the art of self-defence is a brilliant skill for children. Ellis Academy of Self Defence offers some of the best children’s self defence classes in Surrey (if we say so ourselves!) This blog aims to explore children’s self defence classes in Surrey and the benefit they pose for students.

The Benefits Of Self Defence For Children

Learning the art of self defence from a young age poses many benefits for children that will continue throughout their lives.

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