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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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Iai-Jutsu Course

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


Sensei Michael held an Iai-Jutsu Course at the Academy on Saturday 20th January. BJJAGB members from all round the UK attended the course and were instructed on the following areas of Sword practice. Tying of the Hakama & Etiquette Torei – Presentation and wearing the sword Nukitsuke – Drawing, Kiritsuke – Cutting, Chiburi – Shaking […]

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Double Shodan Achievement

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 18th December 2017


Double Shodan Achievement Two of our long standing and dedicated students have been awarded the rank of Shodan in 2 traditional Martial Arts within 2 weeks On Saturday 2nd December Leah & Dylan were awarded 1st Dan in the art of Kobudo and on Saturday 16th December they again achieved the rank of 1st Dan […]

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Kobudo Black Belt Grading

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 4th December 2017


On Saturday 2nd December we held our Kobudo Black Belt Grading. Demonstrated on the day were, Kata & practical applications of Nunchaku, Sword, Sai, Jo & Bo Staff. All our students have worked hard on the preparation for the day and its been a long road getting to this stage in their development but they […]

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Anti-Bullying Week

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 12th November 2017


We will be focusing on Anti-Bullying Week at Mind Body Spirit from Monday 13th November. These are our aims: To empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique. Help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be […]

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Autumn Course

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 22nd October 2017


An excellent Autumn Course provided by our friend from the EMJJA Sensei John Rake The course covered defences using a folded newspaper, defences from attacks using Yawara-Bo, unarmed against Bo attacks, Bo against Bo, Knife Defences & Gun Defences Massive thanks to Sensei John & all that attended from the EMJJA, Eagle Martial Arts Arley, […]

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Te-Bo Course

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 16th October 2017


Great Te-Bo course Saturday morning at Mind Body Spirit for our friends at Eagle Martial Arts Arley Sensei Michael demonstrated defences using the Te-Bo from punch attacks using striking, locks, chokes, & restraining techniques We hope you enjoyed the course and we look forward to seeing you at our Autumn Course next week. Thanks to […]

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Warriors Graduation

Posted by mind-body-and-spirit-martial-arts-academy on 11th October 2017


Another great day at Mind Body Spirit. Well done to the Warriors who graduated today. The visiting parents and family were treated to a display of Ukemiwaza (Breakfalling) then a demonstration of the Warriors competition section Sumo. Sensei Michael presented the Warriors with their Sumo Medals, Anti-Bully Badges, Tidy Gi Badges, & Star Awards before […]

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