Parents, coaches and sport club volunteers are being supported to spot and guard against child sexual exploitation through a low cost course created by national child safeguarding charity NWG Network and funded by Sport England.
The 30-minute course is designed to provide an introduction to safeguarding issues for all those involved in sports at a local level and will be available for just £5. The course available here https://...
Kerry Cope is the new director of the British Aikido Board and has been practicing Aikido for over 11 years. She's aiming to develop and grow Aikido in the UK and introduces herself and her ambitions below.
My name is Kerry Cope and I love Aikido!
I have recently joined the British Aikido Board as their Director, and I am looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead.
I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself to y...
Leading the attack or counter fighting is a question most martial artists will have asked themselves many times during their training.
There are seemingly obvious arguments to each method.
Counter-attacking is a more defensive style of fighting, so you'd imagine the risks of being hit would be lower. It also requires waiting for your opponent to make the first move, therefore you could judge the situation whilst deciding what ac...
Even before Mike Tyson stepped into the ring to achieve the 50th win of his career against Clifford Etienne, he was nervous. He kept his eyes on his opponent from the moment he entered the ring, but up until that point he had been nervous.
When a young white belt wakes up on the day of his first competitive martial arts tournament, he feels more anxiety than ever. Fear of the impending pressure, the crowd that will watch him a...
Training and competing in martial arts is like any other sport in that it can result in a wide range of injuries. Different types of martial arts may be more likely to result in certain injuries, however there are things you can do to give yourself the best chance of staying injury free.
Martial arts training should take place in a fun and safe environment, although there is a chance any of the following could be suffered -
Safeguarding should be a top priority for all those involved in all sport, whether a club, organisation, an individual or as a parent. This is why Sport England have brought leading bodies from Safeguarding together with the Martial Arts sector to launch the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts.
The Safeguarding Code gives everyone an opportunity to work towards earning recognition that
shows they have reached and maintained exce...
January is a popular time for people to make changes, sometimes this involves the desire to get fit or learn something new. If martial arts is something you're looking to start, or you're looking to change your style, there's a few things to consider when choosing the right fit for you.
This list is not exhaustive, but covers the main points we think you should consider when looking for a new martial arts club.