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By admin 17 Jul, 2017

Allowing your children to spend the summer holidays indoors watching hours of videos instead of playing and exercising outdoors could be setting them up for long-term health problems, according to researchers.

They’ve found children’s fitness levels drop over the course of the summer holidays , so they often return to school in September overweight and with significantly lower cardiorespiratory fitness. This could have a severe long-term health impact for them, raising the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a study by scientists at the UK Active health charity and the University of Essex has found.

Study leader Dr Steven Mann , of UK Active and Coventry University, said: “Being inactive as a child sets a dangerous precedent on a number of levels.

“As well as being linked to impaired physical development, shorter attention span and lower grades, an inactive childhood means that person faces a much higher risk of deadly diseases such as heart disease, cancer and type-II diabetes in later lif e.”

The study tracked the fitness and weight of more than 400 children aged nine and 10 in 13 primary schools across north-west England over a 13-month period. Researchers found fitness increased and body mass index (BMI) fell throughout the school year, from September of 2014 until July 2015. But those improvements were all but wiped out during the summer holidays. By the time they returned to school in the autumn of 2015, they were more likely to be unfit and overweight.

Experts are worried that obesity is becoming normalised in Britain with 20% of children starting primary school at age four already overweight and 33% overweight by the time they start secondary school at age 11.

What’s more, children in Britain are among the least active in the world . Government advice says children should do at least an hour of moderate intensity physical activity per day, but just 15% of girls and 22% of boys aged 11 to 15 in England manage this. Only one in three are doing any organised sport outside of school.

Dr Mann said , "Movement has been stripped out of modern living, meaning Generation Inactive are driven to school and fed a staple diet of sofa play and screen time while being starved of outdoor activities.”

Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England , has urged families to change their behaviour to incorporate exercise. He said exercise has been shown to cut 3% of strokes, prevent 30% cases of dementia, 30 % of osteoporosis, radically reduce breast cancers and bowel cancers, prevent depression, reduce stress, and eliminate type 2 diabetes.

He said - “If you could pack exercise into a magic pill, it would be a pharmaceutical blockbuster,” .

About Ju Jitsu Rugby
Ju Jitsu Rugby offers Martial Arts Classes for Children ,  Martial Arts Classes For Adults and Adult Fitness Classes in Newbold-on- Avon, Rugby. To find out more call - 01788 220 172 or visit our website -  www.ju-jitsu-rugby.com

Ju Jitsu Rugby also run School Holiday Camps - Designed to Give Your Kids a Safe and Active Summer. If you would like to find out more, visit -  http://www.ju-jitsu-rugby.com/summer-camp

By admin 18 May, 2016
Ju Jitsu offers many benefits for kids, ranging from effective Self Defence Skills which on their own can help boost confidence significantly. There's also the health benefits - Becoming fitter, stronger, more flexible, reducing stress and controlling weight.

The Junior Programs still incorporate Safety Awareness, Personal Values and Fun Fitness along with the Martial Arts Skills.

Learning Ju Jitsu is challenging which makes it very rewarding. The help on offer from Instructors and fellow students is very commendable, it makes for a very friendly, comfortable atmosphere which new students find very welcoming.

Young students (under 8) Can join our Kids Martial Arts Program which is very broad and fun based whilst teaching essential skills. The Junior Ju Jitsu program starts to reach more specific Ju Jitsu Skills - Strikes, Throws, Take-Downs and Hold-Downs.

To find out more about our Junior Ju Jitsu Program use the Contact button above or call 01788 220172


By admin 13 May, 2016
There are many different types of Martial Arts available in Rugby

  • BJJ
  • Boxing
  • Judo
  • Ju Jitsu
  • Karate
  • Krav maga
  • MMA
  • Taekwondo
  • Tai Chi
  • Tang Soo Do

Everyone is looking for something a little different and some people are not sure what they are looking for. So best option would be to go and take a Free Trial at the Clubs and see for yourself, most clubs will give you a Free Trial so be sure to take advantage of it. See what the classes are like, see how you fit in amongst the other students and see how you feel about the Instructor.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards

Sensei Malcolm Bale - Ju Jitsu Rugby

By admin 29 Apr, 2016
See You on The Mat!
By admin 29 Apr, 2016
We have a range of kids Ju Jitsu classes available and now we have added a class where they learn competition skills. It's great and the kids are really enjoying it. Bagwork, Padwork, Skipping and lots of Grappling skills. It's added a new dimension to classes and created more excitement which is always good.

To find out more - Contact Us
By admin 18 Apr, 2016
So you want to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but you can't make it along to classes!

Although going to classes should be your first option, BJJ Building Blocks gives you an opportunity to learn the fundamentals on your own. This gives you a chance to learn some great basics before you even go along to a class too.

Take a look here ==> BJJ Building Blocks

We now have regular grappling class at Ju Jitsu Rugby and this is the exact program you follow. This gives all the information you need to progress. You get access this full video instructional course for less than the price of a single private lesson.

You may even want to go through this course before you even go along to a class, it will give you an incredible advantage and a great deal of confidence before you even set foot in a Club. 

All The Very Best on Your Jiu Jitsu Journey

Sensei Malcolm Bale - Instructor - Ju Jitsu Rugby
By admin 11 Apr, 2016
Wow, what an amazing surprise to learn that I have been nominated in the Rugby FM Pride of Rugby Awards and not only that, I'm a finalist in the Educator of the year Category.

I strive to give people what they need and thrive on the positivity that buzzes throughout the club. To receive this nomination amongst all the other worthy contenders makes me feel very flattered.
#prideofrugby
By admin 26 Oct, 2015
The perception of many parents is that martial arts for kids is simply teaching punching, kicking and learning how to fight.  However, this is such a limited way of thinking. Martial arts teaches many skills and offers many benefits that go far beyond most other activities available to children.
Our Ju Jitsu program offers many additional benefits by combining safety awareness, personal values, fun fitness games and self defence skills.

The personal values our own program covers are discipline, self-discipline, focus, respect, integrity, excellence and commitment. These are values most kids could benefit from.

Parents contact us for several reasons, mainly because they want their children to learn discipline in a structured environment, to help them focus, to help increase confidence, to encourage their kids to be active, or to keep them fit and healthy but sometimes because their children have been bullied.

For me teaching martial arts for kids is very rewarding because we can help them in so many ways.

We are teaching essential life skills children need know. learning skills to defend themselves if necessary or keep themselves safe, I think is equally important as say, learning to swim.

We are not always with our children and it's important they have these skills, not only for our peace of mind but for their own personal safety.

If you would like to find out more about our classes, please feel free to contact us.
By admin 22 Oct, 2015
Jujitsu offers many benefits for kids . It helps instil confidence, discipline, improve focus and improve fitness.
Our classes combine safety awareness, personal values, fun fitness games and martial arts skills, a combination that offers benefits in many areas of life.

It's our job to ensure we provide enough fun for the kids to want to come back week after week, its also our job to provide enough value for parents to want to keep bringing their children back.

In our classes we cover the meaning of personal values and ensure the children understand them and how they apply, not only in the Dojo but outside, at school and at home. The main personal values we cover are - discipline, self-discipline, focus, respect, integrity, excellence and commitment. Most kids and most parents for that matter would benefit from a better understanding of these.

Most people appreciate the Martial Arts and Self Defence skills you can learn through Ju Jitsu. It's these additional benefits, the additional life-skills that most people do not even realise.

It is important kids have an activity that gets them away from the TV, the computer and gaming consoles. It takes a fun activity like ours to encourage the kids to get up and stay active.

Find Out More Contact Us Today
By admin 26 Sep, 2015
Ju Jitsu forms the basis of Karate, Judo and Aikido and due to the restrictions of what we can teach to the yoing children, the classes basically cover the Karate element.

We maintain the Safety Awareness topics, the Personal values and the Fun Fitness Games but the Martial Arts techniques are very similar to those you would see in Karate Classes for Kids.

If you have any questions regarding our Martial Arts Programs, please do not hesitate to contact us.

All The Very Best

Sensei Malcolm - Instructor
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By admin 17 Jul, 2017

Allowing your children to spend the summer holidays indoors watching hours of videos instead of playing and exercising outdoors could be setting them up for long-term health problems, according to researchers.

They’ve found children’s fitness levels drop over the course of the summer holidays , so they often return to school in September overweight and with significantly lower cardiorespiratory fitness. This could have a severe long-term health impact for them, raising the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a study by scientists at the UK Active health charity and the University of Essex has found.

Study leader Dr Steven Mann , of UK Active and Coventry University, said: “Being inactive as a child sets a dangerous precedent on a number of levels.

“As well as being linked to impaired physical development, shorter attention span and lower grades, an inactive childhood means that person faces a much higher risk of deadly diseases such as heart disease, cancer and type-II diabetes in later lif e.”

The study tracked the fitness and weight of more than 400 children aged nine and 10 in 13 primary schools across north-west England over a 13-month period. Researchers found fitness increased and body mass index (BMI) fell throughout the school year, from September of 2014 until July 2015. But those improvements were all but wiped out during the summer holidays. By the time they returned to school in the autumn of 2015, they were more likely to be unfit and overweight.

Experts are worried that obesity is becoming normalised in Britain with 20% of children starting primary school at age four already overweight and 33% overweight by the time they start secondary school at age 11.

What’s more, children in Britain are among the least active in the world . Government advice says children should do at least an hour of moderate intensity physical activity per day, but just 15% of girls and 22% of boys aged 11 to 15 in England manage this. Only one in three are doing any organised sport outside of school.

Dr Mann said , "Movement has been stripped out of modern living, meaning Generation Inactive are driven to school and fed a staple diet of sofa play and screen time while being starved of outdoor activities.”

Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England , has urged families to change their behaviour to incorporate exercise. He said exercise has been shown to cut 3% of strokes, prevent 30% cases of dementia, 30 % of osteoporosis, radically reduce breast cancers and bowel cancers, prevent depression, reduce stress, and eliminate type 2 diabetes.

He said - “If you could pack exercise into a magic pill, it would be a pharmaceutical blockbuster,” .

About Ju Jitsu Rugby
Ju Jitsu Rugby offers Martial Arts Classes for Children ,  Martial Arts Classes For Adults and Adult Fitness Classes in Newbold-on- Avon, Rugby. To find out more call - 01788 220 172 or visit our website -  www.ju-jitsu-rugby.com

Ju Jitsu Rugby also run School Holiday Camps - Designed to Give Your Kids a Safe and Active Summer. If you would like to find out more, visit -  http://www.ju-jitsu-rugby.com/summer-camp

By admin 18 May, 2016
Ju Jitsu offers many benefits for kids, ranging from effective Self Defence Skills which on their own can help boost confidence significantly. There's also the health benefits - Becoming fitter, stronger, more flexible, reducing stress and controlling weight.

The Junior Programs still incorporate Safety Awareness, Personal Values and Fun Fitness along with the Martial Arts Skills.

Learning Ju Jitsu is challenging which makes it very rewarding. The help on offer from Instructors and fellow students is very commendable, it makes for a very friendly, comfortable atmosphere which new students find very welcoming.

Young students (under 8) Can join our Kids Martial Arts Program which is very broad and fun based whilst teaching essential skills. The Junior Ju Jitsu program starts to reach more specific Ju Jitsu Skills - Strikes, Throws, Take-Downs and Hold-Downs.

To find out more about our Junior Ju Jitsu Program use the Contact button above or call 01788 220172


By admin 13 May, 2016
There are many different types of Martial Arts available in Rugby

  • BJJ
  • Boxing
  • Judo
  • Ju Jitsu
  • Karate
  • Krav maga
  • MMA
  • Taekwondo
  • Tai Chi
  • Tang Soo Do

Everyone is looking for something a little different and some people are not sure what they are looking for. So best option would be to go and take a Free Trial at the Clubs and see for yourself, most clubs will give you a Free Trial so be sure to take advantage of it. See what the classes are like, see how you fit in amongst the other students and see how you feel about the Instructor.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards

Sensei Malcolm Bale - Ju Jitsu Rugby

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