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How Do I Become An Instructor Of Mixed Martial Arts?

Posted: June 03, 2021

Would you like to become a coach or qualified instructor of mixed martial arts, with your gym? Or have you been thinking about a career in mixed martial arts? Well, this very blog is going to explain the process of becoming a certified Instructor.

As a mixed martial arts instructor, you have two options; either be self-employed and own your gym or work inside a gym. Being an instructor could be your main source of income or your secondary one, alongside another job.

Most martial artists have the best intentions when setting up their gyms, or teaching at an already established centre.


Top 5 Ways To Help Your Mental Health

Posted: May 27, 2021

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It can affect how we feel, think and cope with everyday life. In this blog, we’ve outlined the top 5 ways to help your mental health.

There are lots of things we can do every day to support our well-being.

It’s important to point out that we are all human. We all have mental health, just as we have physical, and it's crucial we take time to look after it.


Learn Martial Arts At Home

Posted: May 26, 2021

It’s fair to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world upside down, affecting lots of industries in different ways. Sports and exercise clubs, such as our martial arts academy have been hit hard by lockdowns and people worried about attending classes.

But...it isn’t all bad news! We’ve never seen innovation as we have recently regarding martial art schools finding new ways for students to learn from the comfort of home!

Yes, it isn’t the same as being all together, learning and having fun in the same room but we must find ways to work around the current situation and continue to support our students.


When Can Martial Arts Schools Reopen?

Posted: May 26, 2021

What about self-defence classes near me? When can martial arts schools reopen, as we start to emerge out of lockdown?

We’re sure this is a question many of you are asking.

It’s all a question of being patient. We’re all following the cautious but systematic roadmap for reopening the economy that the government has set out.


Is The Best Form Of Self Defence Gracie or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Posted: May 12, 2021

Is the best form of self defence, Gracie or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? And why is it important to know the difference? Well, the best form of self defence is Gracie Jiu Jitsu but in martial arts it lies with the situation and coaching you’re receiving.

Whilst there’s no noticeable difference from the outset, they do have some differences. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is best suited to a situation where the person is needed to defend himself and prevail, whereas Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is taught more exclusively to be used in a sport setting.

Each situation is equally as important to know how to defend yourself but applying either Gracie or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will not just be an indication of your level of self defence but will also showcase your knowledge of the challenge in front of you.  


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