Chuldow Martial Arts - Knottingley

6a The arcade, Hill top, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 8EA.

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Parents vs kids

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 20th October 2019

It seems to have become much more noticeable lately that parents are wanting to be “best friends” with their little ones. Parents are not wanting to say no to their kids incase they get upset, fall out with them, give them a hard time etc. BUT it is our role as parents to make our […]

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Karate Gradings

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 15th October 2019

What an amazing grading weekend.  The demolition of the Ferrybridge cooling towers only had a small impact on one of the gradings and everyone did a fantastic job of navigating the road closures and making gradings. We had over 100 juniors grading from Knottingley which was a record. I don’t need to go through each […]

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Kick Boxing Gradings

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 8th October 2019

WOW what a fantastic weekend of gradings we’ve had. Karate alternate gradings were on Saturday and what a great standard they were. Sunday saw our busiest ever kickboxing gradings. First off were our low grade juniors -35 grading in this one ranging from 4 years old to 13. They were so well behaved and worked […]

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Winter blues

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 1st October 2019

The weather has seen a big change from last week with what has felt like non stop rain!!!!! A lot of our adults have been a little quieter in lessons, and when asked have all been feeling a little tired.  Are you feeling this too? It’s always difficult this time of year.  Changes in the […]

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Black Belt Gradings

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 23rd September 2019

Black belt gradings were held at Wakefield HQ at the weekend.  We didn’t have any kick boxers at this one but we had four juniors grading in Karate on Sunday. I was there for all of the grading and what a grading it was.  Not only did they have to show all that they have […]

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Why women should do kickboxing

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 15th September 2019

My first ever kick boxing lesson was 15 years ago and I have been well and truly hooked since then. I have never worked so hard and had sweat dripping off me onto the floor (ewww) Learning to punch and kick for the first time on the pads while the instructor called out combos. One, two. […]

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Posted by chuldowknottingley on 8th September 2019

Hope you’re all having a great weekend and enjoying getting back into the routine following the kids return to school last week!!! It was a great atmosphere at the academy last week- really busy kids lessons with lots returning after holidays (always good to see students we haven’t seen for a few weeks) and many […]

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Back To School – anti-bullying tips

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 1st September 2019

WOW – how quickly do the 6 week Summer holidays pass. I hope you’ve all had a fantastic time with your kids. Lots of you / your children have continued training over the school holidays which is great, if you’ve had extended holidays and not made it in we look forward to seeing you all […]

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Kickboxing Gradings

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 11th August 2019

WOW – what a week Some great busy classes with lots of new faces. Great effort and energy from all students as we prepared for gradings. The “shark attack” game at the end of kids karate was great fun and combat  rolls in kickboxing lessons saw some great attempts to clear up to 8 strike […]

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Mental & physical benefits of Karate

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 6th August 2019

We all know that exercise generally has many benefits, like improving fitness and strength. But did you know that different types of exercise has different benefits. Researchers have already shown that jogging can improve life expectancy, for example, while yoga makes people happier. However, karate goes beyond improving  physical and mental health – it can […]

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