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The Bent Wrist With Brachial Hold-Down

Monday, May 28th, 2012

A joint lock is taking a given joint such as the wrist, elbow, Fingers, Knee, Ankle etc to the extent of it’s intended range of motion. Her is Sensei Malcolm Bale demonstrating the The Bent Wrist With Brachial Hold-Down to students at Ju Jitsu Rugby in Rugby Warwickshire.

Ju Jitsu Techniques

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Ju Jitsu Rugby and Tadashii Do Ju Jitsu

The Front Leg Lock

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Sensei Malcolm Bale demonstrating The Front Leg Lock for students at Ju Jitsu Rugby, another awesome technique to add to your arsenal. Ju Jitsu is a fantastic art forming the basis of many others such as Judo (Throws & Take-Downs), Karate (Striking Techniques) and Aikido (Joint Manipulation for Hold-Downs, Locks & Escorts).

Ju Jitsu Techniques

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Sensei Malcolm Bale – Ju Jitsu Rugby and Tadashii Do Ju Jitsu

Parents Would Do a Better Job

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Do you think parents would do a better job of teaching Basic Martial Arts Program to their own kids?

I personally think that most good parents would do a far better job than most Instructors these days for many reasons. Firstly in this information age all the information you need to find is readily available and easy to find. A Kids Martial Arts Program should include several areas such as Safety Awareness, Personal Values and Fun Fitness and the Martial Arts Techniques themselves should be very simple. Information required by young children is a little different to the information required by older children and certainly to information taught in adult Martial Art classes. The trouble is most programs  do not include these elements and for most families they are the most important areas they were looking for in the first place.

Not everyone wants to join a Kids Martial Arts Program for a Competitive Sport but to find a great activity where they can learn some essential skills. A kids program has to be loaded with fun, it’s how they best learn. Many kids join a program and end up leaving shortly afterwards. The other problem is the sessions can be too long or too frequent, it becomes a chore for all involved and both the parent and child’s enthusiasm soon fizzle out. Kids really need a short blast of real fun and excitement to ensure they want to return for more fun the following session. Not only does that make a good learning atmosphere but it creates a great connection to an activity which could last a lifetime.

When it comes to Safety Awareness no one cares more than the parents themselves and nobody knows their kids better than the parents.

You as Parents can ensure you get all the right information and also ensure your child gets all the attention they need.

Go and watch a few Kids Martial Arts Classes and see what you think for yourself , you’ll find my points very interesting. If you are really fortunate, you’ll stumble across a fantastic Club with a great program and it’s problem solved. If you are struggling to find a good club or some useful information you can pass on to your children, feel free to contact me directly.

All The Very Best

Sensei Malcolm Bale

Sledgehammer Swings Workout

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Try Sledgehammer Swings Workout. A great exercise for the legs and great as a cardiovascular exercise too. This is a cheap Tool that can be used in a variety of ways to add a little hammer to your workouts. Finding different ways to workout, Helps keep them fun.Always looking for ways to improve my Martial Arts Fitness and The Sledgehammer Swings Workout certainly fits the Bill.

Train Hard – Train Smart – Fightwize!

Sensei Malcolm Bale – Chief Instructor – Ju Jitsu Rugby

Martial Arts Training in Rugby Warks

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

We are excited to announce that we now have a New Location for our Martial Arts Training in Rugby Warks.

We will be holding classes at:

Newbold-on-Avon Rugby Club, Parkfield Road, Rugby, Warks

It is a fantastic location complete with a large training hall, changing rooms, showers, car parking

Check out the location here ==> Martial Arts in Rugby <==

It’s 5 minutes from Rugby Town Centre and there are no issues with Parking.

Come and try a few sessions for free and see what you think.

Train Smart – Fightwize

Sensei Malcolm Bale

Martial Arts in Rugby Warks

Friday, March 18th, 2011

There are several options for different Martial Arts in Rugby Warks:

One Martial Art cannot be all things to all people, each one has a slightly different objective and the Syllabus is very different for each. Rugby is relatively small so it’s actually worth while taking a visit to each of the classes and seeing for yourself, this way you can see if the art is what you are looking for and to check out the Instructor to see if their teaching methods and personality are a good match for you.

Some Arts concentrate on Competition, some on Self Defence and others on Traditional Arts, decide what it is you are looking for and I definitely encourage you to go and check it out for yourself and even ask if you can try out a couple of sessions before you commit yourself. This is even more important when we are talking about kids classes as you really want to give them the best start possible and the initial experience could decide whether this is a long term interest or a flash in the pan.

Upon doing some research foe myself, these are the basic options available:

MMA in Rugby Warks

Ju Jitsu in Rugby Warks

Boxing in Rugby Warks

Karate in Rugby Warks

Kick Boxing

Tang soo do

All the best in your search for the best Martial Arts in Rugby, Warks for you. What may be best for someone else is not necessarily the best for you so go check it out for yourself.


Sensei Malcolm

Train Hard – Train Smart – Fightwize



What is Ju Jitsu?

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

One of the problems we have is the majority of people do not know the answer to “What is Ju Jitsu?” in the first place so we have the first task of educating people to give them a better idea as to what we actually do. Most people have some idea of Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, Kung Fu etc as they became popular in the 1970’s and 80’s.

So “what is Jiu Jitsu”?

Ju-Jitsu forms the basis of many Martial Art Styles such as Karate, Judo and Aikido so could be classed as a mixed martial art in the modern sense of the term.

It consists of a mixture of throwing Techniques, Ground Techniques, Joint Manipulations and striking techniques with both the hands and feet. Jiu Jitsu Fitness is an aspect that needs specific attention too.

It is potentially lifelong Art, you can commit to at any age, to any degree. It’s about learning techniques and adjusting them as necessary to suit you, your body, your size, your weight and your level of fitness. It is about taking advantage of any available elements such as momentum, leverage, anatomy and environment. You will learn some great skills, acquire great knowledge and create many friends. Ju Jitsu makes you become more aware of your body and it’s capabilities.

There are so many benefits to be gained through Ju Jitsu. Increased health and Fitness, weight control, Improved Confidence and Self Esteem, enhanced levels of focus and concentration and improved physical skills such as balance, Coordination, flexibility and strength.

What is Ju JitsuThe term Jujutsu dates back to the 1600’s. The translation of “Gentle Art” is quite a misconception as it was a method of combat either armed or unarmed.

The Art was used by protectors of prominent individuals. Situations could be dealt with quickly and effectively, without drawing attention. Protectors could take care of and remove Reprobates very quickly and tactfully.

Until recently, most people have never even heard of Jiu Jitsu or have much idea what it is but with the ever increasing popularity of Mixed Martial Arts such as UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) many people are becoming much more aware of it’s existence.

There are many other organisations appearing around, the world showing mixed martial art competition. Ju jitsu has proven to be one of the areas many combatants are concentrating on as it has proved to be so very effective.

There are many different styles of Ju Jitsu, you will also come across several different spellings such as – Jiu Jitsu, Ju Jutsu and Jiu-Jitsu.

There are several different style functions too. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for example is generally a competitive Sport, then you have the Traditional forms where the techniques are taught as close as possible to their origins and then you have the self defense forms where techniques have evolved to suit modern day possibilities.

So when asked the question, what is Jiu-Jitsu you may get various different answers depending on a person’s particular involvement.

Some of the other Arts such as Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Kung Fu and Judo have been much more popular and when parents are looking for a sport or Self Defense for their children, they would automatically look to one of these Arts without really knowing what they are getting in to, other than the fact that they are Martial arts.

Malcolm Bale – Ju-Jitsu Rugby

PS – Come and Join in for a class or two. It’s Free to try it!

Malcolm Bale Jujitsu Techniques

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Here is a quick Video with Sensei Malcolm Bale practicing Ju Jitsu Techniques with Fellow Tadashii Do Ju Jitsu Students. Everything is simple and effective, however, it may not look that way initially if you have not practiced Martial Arts before.

Jujitsu Techniques do need to be practiced regularly in order top become proficient in carrying them out.

Sensei Malcolm Bale