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Instructor First Aid Training

Posted: March 02, 2020

On Sunday 1st March our instructors attended our annual first aid course. It was great to see everyone being really enthusiastic and asking lots of questions. CPR, de-fib training, recovery position and the ABC’s of first aid were covered. This is a LFE skill everyone should have. 

Training Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Wales

Posted: March 02, 2020

Quick trip up to Wales to see a Royce Gracie Network owner Chris Pritchard. I’ve know Chris since 2002 and every opportunity we get we train together. We spent over 3.5 hours on the mats going through the all the techniques in Helio Gracies Jiu Jitsu book. I loved every minute of it and learned details on techniques that will improve my overall training. Special Thanks to Leah for being an amazing partner. 

Can't wait to share those details with the class.

We are an award winning academy!

Posted: February 25, 2020

Award winning school - Happy to announce that the Ellis Academy has won an award for outstanding student service and Consistently maintaining high standards of instruction. Well done team for all your hard work. 

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MATS 2020 Alicante Spain

Posted: February 25, 2020

MATS2020 - on the 8th February Grandmaster Zulfi Ahmed was hosting the Martial Arts Training Seminar (MATS2020) In Alicante Spain.

Where like minded school owners and students get together and share knowledge, not only in the martial arts but on how we teach and serve our students.

Events like these have proven a valuable resource to us as we are always striving for constant and never ending improvement.

Royce Gracie in the UK

Posted: February 24, 2020

Royce Gracie network seminar. - on the 19th February 2020 Royce Gracie was in the UK on a stopover to head towards Bellator MMA in Dublin Ireland.

Being a Royce Gracie instructor I always want to learn from my teacher, not only what he is teaching but also how he teaches. Royce has a way of expressing himself in a direct and obvious tone; “Do this, No… This way, That’s it.” Royce has this presence in the room and he commands every part of it. In this session we looked at a clinch from a side kick, closing the distance, wrapping your arms around the attacker and taking the back. Making sure that you head is facing down and your arm is covering your face… A healthy slap came your way if you head was showing. As Royce is relaxing he’s humour is coming out. Next came a double leg takedown. A simple technique that you think you know. A small detail corrects the whole thing. It was also great to catch up with the other Network work members. Jon Hegan (black belt) Chris Pritchard (Brown belt) and Amir Korzan (Blue belt). Theses gentleman have amazing schools and are great teachers. Royce Gracie is back in May at the Ellis Academy. If anyone would like to join us please call 01737 7671 999 or contact us through

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