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://...

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...

May 3, 2019

If you're looking to keep fit or diversify your self defence training, but don't fancy more sprinting on the spot in a sweaty sports hall, outdoor martial arts could be for you.

There's no space restrictions, there's fresh air, and if you don't mind training alone, there's no cost!

We've put together a very basic outline for your very own 'outdoor martial arts' training session.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED - Baggy clothes suitable for train...

April 12, 2019

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...

March 27, 2019

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 -

Skin...

February 5, 2019

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 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...

August 20, 2018

Everyone will at some point have seen a martial artist 'skipping' during their training. Is this something you overlook in your training? Or do you consider it a vital ingredient? Lets take a look at the benefits of utilising the simple jump rope...

Key Benefits:

  • Cost effective

  • High calorie burner

  • Improved agility & speed

  • Effective endurance training

A skipping rope is one of the cheapest pieces of equipment...

July 5, 2018

What do you notice when watching the best in business throw their kicks? Their legs seem to work by remote control, it looks effortless. Normally they are relaxed with a loose stance and yet they can throw extremely powerful kicks and score points among the best fighters in the world.

Obviously this is not something you can learn overnight, certainly as a beginner it is much more likely that you will be completely tensed up. Th...

June 27, 2018

Flexibility is tremendously important in any and all martial arts. Undoubtedly, a series of warm up stretches will already be a part of regular sessions in clubs around the country, but are you 'reaching' your potential?

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, more commonly known as 'PNF' is a useful form of flexibility training. It involves stretching, relaxing and contracting of the muscle group you want to target....

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