January 31, 2019

Jemima Yeats-Brown took home a bronze medal at the 2019 Tel Aviv Grand Prix after she beat GB teammate Natalie Powell in the -78kg division.

This was Yeats-Brown’s second Grand Prix medal of her career and her first since moving up to -78kg in May last year. The result will also give the WRL 34, 350 points towards Tokyo 2020 qualification and should move her inside the World Top 30.

Since the Ryecroft judoka moved up to -78kg sh...

January 29, 2019

Elijah Everill came into 2019 as the man to beat, and he did not disappoint with a clean sweep of titles at the recent Golden Glove WAKO European Cup.

He traveled to Italy early to deliver one of his popular seminar's, before taking on what he describes as one of the events of the year.

"I had such a fantastic time as always in Italy last week, I flew out to Venice on the Wednesday before the tournament to teach a full night of...

January 25, 2019

Is Krav Maga a martial art? Marc Edward Smith is the owner of Ultra Krav Maga, and he's going to do his best to provide an answer.

The general opinion is the Krav Maga is not a martial art but in fact a form of self-defence, and even though it does take bits from almost all martial arts it focuses on a person’s natural reaction to the situation a person may find themselves in.

Martial arts focus on discipline, flexibility, dedic...

January 24, 2019

Elijah Everill lead the way for Great Britain with a clean sweep of victories at the WAKO Golden Glove European Cup in Venice, Italy.

The opening event of the 2019 competition season was as busy and successful as can be expected for the ever growing World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO).

Moving into 2019, Allstar Elijah Everill has found himself becoming the man to beat, having taken gold after gold last year.

He's...

January 17, 2019

Geoffrey Moore is a cancer survivor first diagnosed in the early 2000's and over the past two years has been suffering an aggressive recurrence. Two years ago this resulted in four major surgeries and two 20 week chemotherapy rounds.

Throughout this time, Geoff has remained committed to martial arts, as a coach and student in Kickboxing (1st Dan Blackbelt), Jiu Jitsu (2nd Dan Blackbelt) and Judo (5th Dan Blackbelt). His illness...

January 11, 2019

Now only a few months away, organisers of the World Taekwondo Championships have confirmed the schedule for the five-day event.


Held every two years, the action takes place at Manchester Arena for the very first time from 15-19 May 2019 and tickets are available now.

Unlike previous tournaments, 2019’s championships will potentially give spectators two opportunities to catch their favourite athletes live in person. From the fin...

January 8, 2019

Ashley McKenzie is one of Team GB's leading medal hopefuls on a quest for martial arts glory at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. His journey so far has taken him from the streets of London to representing GB at it's home games in 2012, and again in Rio four years later.

Many martial artists share similar stories of origin, Ashley's however, has the apparent inclusion of a Pokemon card.

"It's absolutely true" said Ashley.

"Growing up...

January 4, 2019

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.

Is it the right m...

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