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January 23, 2020

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://...

January 2, 2020

The ability to throw effective punches is up there with the most important aspects of combat martial arts and sports.

A common mistake when sparring / fighting is the failure to keep your feet directly under your punches. Overreaching puts you off balance and isn't conducive to delivering quality high impact strikes.

Having good balance increases your punching power, allows for better counters, and gives your greater defensive a...

December 12, 2019

An Elijah Everill inspired Team GB took a magnificent team Gold medal at the WAKO Point Fighting World Championships in Turkey, along with two individual Golds and two Bronze medals.

Everill is currently the form point fighter anywhere in the world and was in dominant mood at these championships.

In his -74KG division, his record was almost unbelievable, with early bout stoppages for 10 clear points in the Quarter Final (10-0 vs...

October 21, 2019

British Kickboxing star Elijah Everill has just won the Grand Championship Title at the Bristol Open to make it an incredible total of ten open weight wins in just one year. In doing so, he also became the first male in history to retain his title.

These extraordinary figures a paint a picture of complete dominance in his field. For Elijah, this success has come as no surprise, he told martialarts-online:

"I work extremely hard...

October 16, 2019

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...

August 21, 2019

Jacob Edwards-Bytom, director at one of the UK's leading martial arts equipment suppliers, Made4Fighters, provides his comprehensive guide to elbow protection for the modern martial artist.

Protection, Injury Prevention, and Rehabilitation:

Experience a lot of falls to the mat? Play an elbow intense sport like Muay Thai? You need to make sure you protect your elbows, regardless of age. If you’re a long time practitioner of Mar...

August 7, 2019

Emily Sharland is a black belt in Karate and has English, British and World titles to her name. She is now competing to be Miss Essex GB and is hoping to progress to Miss Great Britain in 2020.

She is not your typical pageant girl nor your typical Essex girl and has dealt with anxiety due to being bullied as a child and teenager.

Emily decided to compete in this pageant as she wanted to gain back her confidence and become an exa...

August 5, 2019

Mark Weatherill, along with Eric Williams travelled all the way to Okinawa to train with and interview Shimabukoru Kenei Hanshi 10th Dan, Chairman Okinawa Goju Karate Do Goekai. Here's what they talked about:

MW: How old were you Sensei when you started training in Karate and who was your first instructor?

KS: I was born 1st December 1942 and now I'm 76 yrs old. I was 16 yrs old when I started goju ryu karate, my first i...

July 12, 2019

Sparring is an important aspect of training in nearly every martial art. It's one of the most enjoyable yet challenging experiences for any martial artist, irrespective of grade or ability.

There are no 'secrets to success' when it comes to sparring or competing. Everybody is different and so learns and improves differently, at varying degrees of speed.

Most martial arts require sparring for the more senior grades (belts/sashes)...

July 1, 2019

Meet the teenagers who have combined their college studies with punching, kicking and grappling their way to martial arts glory!

Between them, West Nottinghamshire College students Molly Cooper, Annalea Bearder, Holly Felton, Jack Kelly and Charlie Young boast a string of world, European and national championship titles at elite-level – while two of them are also in contention for the Olympics.

Kickboxer Molly Cooper, 16, from K...

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