Mind Body Spirit Martial Arts

The Hub, Proact Stadium, 1866 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 8NZ.


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Cadet Black Belt Grading

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 16th December 2018


It was a special day at Mind Body Spirit Martial Arts Academy on the occasion of our Cadet Black Belt Grading Our long serving Junior students who have worked extremely hard in preparation for the grading were all successful and duly received their promotions in Rank from Head Coach, Shihan Michael Holden. Well Done & […]

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Dan Grading December 18

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 16th December 2018


It was a great day at Mind Body Spirit on the occasion of our Senior Dan Grading. The grading panel were BJJAGB Ratification Officer, Professor Kenny Blundell 9th Dan, Head Coach Sensei Michael Holden 7th Dan and mat man Sensei Dave Bramwell 3rd Dan Pictured are the successful candidates who were awarded the following promotions […]

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Junior Coaching Course

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 4th December 2018


Great day at Mind Body Spirit on Saturday 24th November holding a BJJAGB Junior Coaching Course with our friends from Okami & Doncaster Ju-Jitsu. This course is part of the Continuing Professional Development for our Cadet Black Belts and is an important step in their journey to becoming Club Coaches within the BJJAGB family. Well […]

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Competition October 2018

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 21st October 2018


On Saturday 20th October we held our Annual Random Attack & Weapons Kata Competition. This tournament is for students who wish to represent the TEAM MBS in next year’s Southend International & the BJJAGB National Championships. The students who entered were a mix of abilities and experience, but all gave their best, and 100% effort […]

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UNJJ Congress Gibraltar

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 7th October 2018


Had a great week in Gibraltar at the UNJJ Congress pictured are the members of TEAM GB from Mind Body Spirit. Thank you to our great parents for supporting the event and to our students for their excellent performances both on & off the mat. You all embodied the Spirit of the BJJAGB, UNJJ and […]

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Ju-Jitsu for Women

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 19th June 2018


Ju-Jitsu for Women can help empower women, allow them to feel fitter, improve their confidence and learn valuable personal safety skills. Self Defence Skills Our Ju-Jitsu for Women classes teach both physical and mental skills, as being mentally prepared to defend yourself is just as important as being prepared physically. During classes you will learn […]

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Boost your Brain Power

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 22nd May 2018


We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what do we know about the effects of specific types of exercise? Researchers have already shown that jogging can increase life expectancy, for example, while yoga makes us happy. However, there is one activity that goes beyond […]

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Anti-Doping Officer

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 21st March 2018


Sensei Michael after completing an Advisor Assessment and an intensive 2 day course in London has qualified as an official UKAD ACCREDITED EDUCATOR and has been appointed as the BJJAGB Anti-Doping Officer Michael is responsible for delivering Anti-Doping Workshops on behalf of the National Governing Body for Ju Jitsu the BRITISH JU JITSU ASSOCIATION GB. […]

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Iaido Course

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 18th March 2018


Sensei Michael, travelled to Essex to conduct an Iaido Course for our friend Sensei Ian Arbon at Wakarishin Ju-Jitsu. The course was well attended and the students were instructed in the following areas of Iaido practice: Presentation of the Sword and correct etiquette (Shinzen ni Rei & Torei) Sword Grip (Te-no-Uchi) Foot Movement (Ashi Sabaki) […]

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Is a Black Belt alone a qualification to teach?

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 23rd January 2018


When a person achieves ┬áthe rank of Black Belt in a Martial Art, it is a recognition, that they have reached a level of skill and that they have demonstrated dedication, worked extremely hard, shown character, determination & will power over a sustained period. However, does a Black Belt syllabus or curriculum, contain the requirements […]

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