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Self-Defence Strategies Kids Can Use To Ward Off Bullies

Posted: June 08, 2022

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 Jiu-Jitsu Better Than Karate?

Posted: May 27, 2022

There are fundamental differences that draw apart jiu-jitsu and karate despite them both being core practices within martial arts. A question commonly asked is - is jiu-jitsu better than karate?

This blog aims to delve into both practices and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both to decide, which is best.

Is Jiu-Jitsu Better Than Karate?

Can I Teach My Children Self Defence?

Posted: April 19, 2022

No one wants their children or child to be bullied or defenceless in situations when you're not present. Thankfully, they don’t have to be, and you can help them for their sake but for your peace of mind.

There are many things you can do to equip them for such situations. By preparing them in advance, you will be equipping your child with skills to effectively deal with bullies. More importantly, you'll help them gain self-confidence and internal strength, two assets that will serve them well for the rest of their life.

In this Ellis Academy blog, we explore the options you have as parents to teach your children self defence so they can protect themselves whilst you aren’t around.

What Are The Health Benefits Of Adult Martial Art Classes?

Posted: April 12, 2022

With any form of exercise, you reap the rewards if you train consistently. Adult martial art classes are no different, in fact, I would argue it’s one of the best forms of exercise to benefit health-wise.

The reason I say argue is, the misconception this gentle art gets from being framed as just learning how to fight. Martial arts isn’t strictly learning how to fight, it’s a lifestyle change, both physically and mentally.

In this Ellis Academy Of Self Defence blog, we have addressed the misconception of martial arts and given you the health benefits of adult martial art classes.

Ellis Academy Update

Posted: April 08, 2022

It has been a while since we last updated you all regarding what’s going on in the gym, so we thought we’d give you a heads up, and what we have planned moving forward.

Gym Update

In terms of sports and mixed martial arts specific, the coronavirus pandemic seems to be a distant memory. For a few months now we have been operating back to normal, or shall we say the new normal.

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