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Newsletter: December 2021

Dec

Newsletter: December 2021

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd newsletter, healthandfitness, kickboxignleeds, martialartsleeds

Christmas is upon us…have you sorted your Christmas shopping out? No? Same here...

COVID-19 Our Services from 29.11.21

Nov

COVID-19 Our Services from 29.11.21

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds kickboxingleeds, covid19, motivation, flattenthecurve

Employees & Customer Information. New Update. Please read now to keep up to date on what to expect when you next visit us...

Reduce the risk of injury with Elemental Kickboxing Leeds new Physio

Nov

Reduce the risk of injury with Elemental Kickboxing Leeds new Physio

By: Rebecca Gregson elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, twistphysio

Meet Rebecca, the clubs new physio from Twist Physiotherapy. Learn how physio can help you develop your kickboxing skills....

Goodbye to an icon

Nov

Goodbye to an icon

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds

It's time to say goodbye to one of our long serving club members and instructors, but rest assured, it will not be forever!...

Newsletter: November 2021

Nov

Newsletter: November 2021

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd newsletter, healthandfitness

We have some changes classes as the EKA national treasure, Richard, says farewell ...

Train harder with Elemental Kickboxing Leeds NEW Equipment

Oct

Train harder with Elemental Kickboxing Leeds NEW Equipment

By: Dale Norfolk eka, kickboxingleeds, focusmaster, gym equipment

The opening quotation gives no better lead in to the open for this blog, which is about technology, and how it can improve you. ...

Gradings December 2021

Oct

Gradings December 2021

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, gradings

Elemental Kickboxing Leeds have arranged the next instalment of gradings dates for both adults and children. Book in today....

Newsletter: October 2021

Oct

Newsletter: October 2021

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd newsletter, healthandfitness

September was a strange month with head honcho being off for most of it. Good to see him back to work though...

Our Memberships are Changing :)

Sept

Our Memberships are Changing :)

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds

Elemental Kickboxing Leeds is changing membership and training prices. Read on to find out more....

Newsletter: September 2021

Sep

Newsletter: September 2021

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd newsletter, healthandfitness

Summer holidays have come to an end, back to school, back to work, back to life, back to reality, back to the here and now…yeah...

So You Wanna Spar

Aug

So You Wanna Spar

By: D Norfolk elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, beginnerssparring

So you wanna lace your gloves up for the first time. Well let me help you with this beginners guide to sparring...

COVID-19 Our Services from 16.08.21

Aug

COVID-19 Our Services from 16.08.21

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, covid19, flattenthecurve

Employees & Customer Information. New Update. Please read now to keep up to date on what to expect when you next visit us...

Learn to Kick with Stu

Aug

Learn to Kick with Stu

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, kickboxingclubleeds

Learn more about Stu, our existing club member and black belt Taekwondo instructor as he prepares...

Newsletter: August 2021

Aug

Newsletter: August 2021

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd newsletter, healthandfitness

Last month we mentioned that the weather was getting warm hitting 20°c plus...

Gradings September 2021

Jul

Gradings September 2021

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, gradings

Elemental Kickboxing Leeds have announced the September gradings for children and adults from white belt through to brown II belt. Book in today....

Elemental Kickboxing Leeds Club Licence & Syllabus redesign

Jul

Elemental Kickboxing Leeds Club Licence & Syllabus redesign

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, kickboxingclasses

Read on to learn more about the clubs new licences and club syllabus's...

COVID-19 Our Services from 19.07.21

Jul

COVID-19 Our Services from 19.07.21

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, covid19

Employees & Customer Information. New Update. Please read now to keep up to date on what to expect when you next visit us...

Newsletter: July 2021

07

Newsletter: July 2021

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

We have had some exceptional weather in recent weeks starting June off with crazy heat waves...

COVID-19 Our Services, The 4 Step Plan & The Future

Jun

COVID-19 Our Services, The 4 Step Plan & The Future

By: Elemental Fitness elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, covid19, update

Employees & Customer Information. New Update. Please read now to keep up to date on what to expect when you next visit us...

Newsletter: June 2021

Jun

Newsletter: June 2021

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

A new paint job, adults’ classes back on, grading around the corner, a new team member, challenges are on a roll and much more...

Elemental Kickboxing Leeds studio is getting a facelift!

May

Elemental Kickboxing Leeds studio is getting a facelift!

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, painting

We think its time to freshen up...we're excited to announce the club is getting a well deserved fresh coat of paint!...

Elemental Kickboxing Leeds is back!

May

Elemental Kickboxing Leeds is back!

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds kickboxingleeds, elementalkickboxing, kickboxingclasses

Feeling anxious and worried about returning to training? Check out our plans to ease you back in....

Gradings June 2021

May

Gradings June 2021

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds kickboxingleeds, elementalkickboxing, gradings

Check out the next set of gradings today, book in and contact us today...

Newsletter: May 2021

May

Newsletter: May 2021

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, gradings

We have been open for a few weeks now and it’s been great to see all your faces smiling again...

Grading Update V2.0

Apr

Grading Update V2.0

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, covid19

Please read this article to understand our plans for future gradings during the Coronavirus pandemic....

Newsletter: April 2021

Apr

Newsletter: April 2021

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, kickboxingclassesleeds

Not long now before Elemental Fitness and the EKA opens its doors again. Did you miss us? ...

Get A Grip

Mar

Get A Grip

By: D Norfolk elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, improvegrip

Struggleing with those jars, grappling with those shopping bags, could your grip be letting you down? Find out why its important and what you can do to improve....

Newsletter: March 2021

Mar

Newsletter: March 2021

By: Elemental Fitness elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, kickboxingclassesleeds

Boy do we have some great news to share with you...

COVID-19 Our Services & The New 4 Step Plan

Feb

COVID-19 Our Services & The New 4 Step Plan

By: Elemental Kickboxing elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, coronavirus, covid19

Employees & Customer Information. New Update. Please read now to keep up to date on what to expect when you next visit us...

Wreck & Damage

Jan

Wreck & Damage

By: D Norfolk elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, trainingwithaninjury

How should we deal with injuries, how should we rehab, how should we make sure we are less injury prone....

COVID-19 Pandemic Action Plan Lockdown #3

Jan

COVID-19 Pandemic Action Plan Lockdown #3

By: Elemental Kickboxing elemental, covid19, coronavirus, kickboxingleeds

Employees & Customer Information. New Update. Please read now to keep up to date on what to expect when you next visit us...

Newsletter: December 2020

Dec

Newsletter: December 2020

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd kickboxingleeds, elementalkickboxing, kickboxingclassesleeds

Okay, we have just done lockdown number 2. We have news that a vaccine is imminent and 2020 is finally ending...

COVID-19 Our Services & The New Tier System

Nov

COVID-19 Our Services & The New Tier System

By: Elemental Fitness elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, covid19, coronavirus

Employees & Customer Information. We're reopening!! Please read now to keep up to date on what to expect when you next visit us...

Five Fingers of Death

Nov

Five Fingers of Death

By: D Norfolk Martial Arts , Technique, Fiction, Fun, Books

A fun look at one of the mystical areas of marital arts, the five fingers of death, the Dim Mak, The Death Touch. Fact or Fiction?...

COVID-19 Pandemic Action Plan Lockdown #2

Nov

COVID-19 Pandemic Action Plan Lockdown #2

By: Elemental Fitness elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, covid19, coronavirus

Employees & Customer Information. Keep up to date on on the Coronavirus pandemic and how it is affecting Elemental Fitness Ltd...

Newsletter: November 2020

Nov

Newsletter: November 2020

By: Elementa Fitness Ltd

Wait, what? It’s November already!?...

Newsletter: October 2020

10

Newsletter: October 2020

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

Wow, only three more months and 2020 will be behind us all. Hopefully, we enter 2021 without any unpleasantries...

FAQS, Group Class Bookings

Sep

FAQS, Group Class Bookings

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, covid19, covidsafe

Commonly asked questions regarding your Elemental Kickboxing Leeds membership and the group class bookings app...

Grading Update

Sep

Grading Update

By: Elemental Kickboxing Academy kickboxingleeds, covid19, elementalkickboxing

Please read this article to understand our plans for future gradings during the Coronavirus pandemic....

Fighting Trim

Sep

Fighting Trim

By: D Norfolk Kickboxing , kickboxingleeds, training, confidence

Are you looking to turn around that Lockdown mucsle tone, or just looking to just get in trim, do we have the place for you....

Newsletter: September 2020

Sep

Newsletter: September 2020

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd Kickboxing , kickboxignleeds, elementalkickboxing

It seems like a lifetime ago since starting back up at the gym....

Booking a Group Class

Aug

Booking a Group Class

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd Kickboxing , kickboxingleeds, covidsecure

As My PT Hub is a new app for most of us, this blog is a quick guide on how to access the new calendar and how to book into your group classes!...

New Class Times

Aug

New Class Times

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, covid19

Read on for up to date information on Elemental Kickboxing Leeds new class times starting 21.08.20...

Command your fight, start with your stance

Aug

Command your fight, start with your stance

By: D Norfolk Kickboxing , stance, tips

Here we look at stance and how it is used, what is effective and what we really need to think about...

Elemental Kickboxing Leeds App

Aug

Elemental Kickboxing Leeds App

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd coronovirus, covid19, elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds

Great news. To help us manage our group classes and keep our members safe please click and read on for details...

Newsletter: August 2020

Aug

Newsletter: August 2020

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

We finally made it back into the gym and it has been a great week catching up with all the Elemental Fitness clients and all the things you guys have been up to...

COVID-19 Company Procedures

Jul

COVID-19 Company Procedures

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd covid19, coronavirus, elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds

Employees & Customer Information. We're reopening!! Please read now to keep up to date on what to expect when you next visit us!...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Jun

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds covid19, coronovirus, elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds

Employees & Customer Information. Keep up to date on on the Coronavirus pandemic and how it is affecting Elemental Fitness Ltd...

Improve your Mental Strength

May

Improve your Mental Strength

By: D Norfolk elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, mentalstrength, mindmatters

Improve your mental strength through martial arts. Find out why and how it can help....

K1 Origin

Apr

K1 Origin

By: Dale Norfolk elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, k1

​K-1, this is a term what has now become less about what it began as but sometimes more of an adjective...

COVID19 Pandemic Plan Lockdown #1

Mar

COVID19 Pandemic Plan Lockdown #1

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, covid19, coronavirus

Employees & Customers information. Keep up to date on how COVID-19 is affecting your club and what you can expect...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Mar

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, covid19

Employees & Customers information. Keep up to date on how COVID-19 is affecting your club and what you can expect...

Great Martial Artists: Benny Urquidez

Mar

Great Martial Artists: Benny Urquidez

By: Dale Norfolk elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, bennyurquidez

Who is Benny Urquidez - Kickboxer, martial arts choreographer and actor. Click here to find out more....

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Mar

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, covid19

Employees & Customers information. Keep up to date on how COVID-19 is affecting your club and what you can expect...

Newsletter: March 2020

Mar

Newsletter: March 2020

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd elementalkickboxing, elementalfitness, kickboxingleeds, personaltrainingleeds

Nearly out of the start of year blues and recovering from both Storm Ciara and Dennis....

Kickboxing, not for girls?

Feb

Kickboxing, not for girls?

By: Gemma Naylor elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, teameka, ladieskickboxing

Read what Gemma thinks after a short while at the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds and how kickboxing is for girls...

Newsletter: February 2020

Feb

Newsletter: February 2020

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd elementalkickboxing, elementalfitness, kickboxingleeds, personaltrainingleeds

Read on to find out what's been going on at the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds this past month...

#teameka 2020 Tournament Dates

Jan

#teameka 2020 Tournament Dates

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds kickboxingleeds, teameka

We are excited to announced the competitions that Team EKA will be attending in 2020. Team EKA will be competing at the following events....

How effective are body shots?

Jan

How effective are body shots?

By: Dale Norfolk elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, bodyshots, boxing

“If you want to throw down fisticuffs, fine. I've got Jack Johnson and Tom O'Leary waiting for ya, right here.” - Ron Burgundy 😆...

Newsletter January 2020

Jan

Newsletter January 2020

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, elementalfitness, personaltrainingleeds

Happy New Year and welcome to 2020. Read on to find out whats been going on at the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds this past month.....

​ Great Martial Artists: Bas Rutten

Dec

​ Great Martial Artists: Bas Rutten

By: Dale Norfolk elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds, basrutten

Who is Bas Rutten - Kickboxer and MMA Pioneer. Click here to find out more...

Newsletter: December 2019

Dec

Newsletter: December 2019

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd elementalkickboxing, kickboxingleeds

Merry Christmas to all our members and clients of Elemental Fitness and the EKA....

Kids Christmas Do'! When? 8th December 2019!

Nov

Kids Christmas Do'! When? 8th December 2019!

By: Ryan Butler

£9 per person - including trampoline socks! Parents welcome :) ...

Belts & Grading

Nov

Belts & Grading

By: Dale Norfolk

A student begins with a white belt and gets discoloured over the course of their training. Of course, a romanticised story, a nice one but merely a story. ...

Newsletter November 2019

Nov

Newsletter November 2019

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

Two months remain of 2019.  This is two months’ worth of training hard and eating right to set yourself up for the best 2020 you will have...

Newsletter October 2019

Oct

Newsletter October 2019

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

Two tournaments, several gradings, a challenge that made everyone walk like John Wayne and a new apprentice...

​Get Rhythm – Putting Music Behind Your Practice – Part 1

Sep

​Get Rhythm – Putting Music Behind Your Practice – Part 1

By: Dale Norfolk

It is important that the kata fits the music, as well as the music fitting the kata, with suitable high and low points to give you triggers in your movement....

The 11 Rules of EKA - Our code of conduct

Sep

The 11 Rules of EKA - Our code of conduct

By: Elemental Kickboxing Academy

The 11 Rules of EKA - Our code of conduct and why respect, leading by example, grading and mindfulness are really important to our ethos as a club. ...

Team EKA at Revolution High Peak Championships September 2019

Sep

Team EKA at Revolution High Peak Championships September 2019

By: Paul Glossop

The beautiful setting of the Peak District was the home of the Revolution High Peak Championships on 08 September in the Chapel Leisure Centre. ...

Newsletter September 2019

Sep

Newsletter September 2019

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

​After a very eventful August and the summer holidays now behind us it may seem like things are going to start winding down...

Newsletter August 2019

Aug

Newsletter August 2019

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

Summer holidays, baking heat, beer gardens and barbeques.  Training and leading a healthy lifestyle around this time can be difficult however...

WKO - Jude Kirkwood-Thompson - 27th July 2019

Jul

WKO - Jude Kirkwood-Thompson - 27th July 2019

By: Paul Glossop & Fiona Kirkwood

Read about Jude's journey into K1 fighting from his parent's perspective - and what's next ...

WKC Open European Championships - 14th July 2019

Jul

WKC Open European Championships - 14th July 2019

By: Paul Glossop

The George H Carnell sports centre in Manchester was the venue for the World Karate and Kickboxing Council (WKC) Open European Championships - 14 July 2019....

Building confidence in kickboxing

Jul

Building confidence in kickboxing

By: Paul Glossop kickass, fitnessjourney

Feeling wobbly in your martial arts journey? Have a read of this blog, written by resident blue belt Paul on how he overcame his worry and injury....

Newsletter July 2019

Jul

Newsletter July 2019

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

​Officially summertime now meaning hot sweaty sessions at Elemental Fitness and the Elemental Kickboxing Academy...

The Greatest Martial Arts Movies of ALL TIME (in our opinion)

Jun

The Greatest Martial Arts Movies of ALL TIME (in our opinion)

By: Dale Norfolk

NB The movies on this list are going to be a mixture of certifications with all sorts of lovely content and juices in them....

Newsletter June 2019

Jun

Newsletter June 2019

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

​It is not often we have many Black Belt Gradings at EKA. However...

Your Friend The Front Kick

May

Your Friend The Front Kick

By: Dale Norfolk

Of all of the techniques you will learn over your journey within martial arts, some will be complicated, some will look flashy......

Newsletter May 2019

May

Newsletter May 2019

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

​It’s lovely and warm now, which means the gym is going to be very toasty indeed...

10 of the best sparring tips - Elemental Kickboxing Academy - Part I

Apr

10 of the best sparring tips - Elemental Kickboxing Academy - Part I

By: Dale Norfolk

To continue along a theme is always good to grow a further understanding. I am continuing from a previous blog ‘Kumite1’. This time talking about tips & tricks....

Newsletter April 2019

Apr

Newsletter April 2019

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

As we leave the cold behind us and enter a new season, ‘spring’ into action with Elemental Fitness and the EKA (see what we did there?) ...

A list of some of the Greatest Martial Arts Books

Mar

A list of some of the Greatest Martial Arts Books

By: Dale Norfolk

The books I have given below, are ones that I have read an consider useful in some aspect. ...

Newsletter March 2019

Mar

Newsletter March 2019

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

Nearly there now. March is the time of year we see the little glimpse of spring and hope of a lovely summer to come...

February's Revolution Tournaments - 2019 English Championships - Worksop

Feb

February's Revolution Tournaments - 2019 English Championships - Worksop

By: Megan Lancaster

Eating in the run up to a tournament - dos and don'ts with Kerry Berry

Feb

Eating in the run up to a tournament - dos and don'ts with Kerry Berry

By: Kerry Berry and EKA

For all fighters due to go to an upcoming tournament - read on! This blog is for you. Not sure what to eat before a fight? Read this....

Inspiration in Martial Arts

Feb

Inspiration in Martial Arts

By: Dale Norfolk

Just What is Kickboxing? - A Brief History

Jan

Just What is Kickboxing? - A Brief History

By: Sam Millne-Ellison

Its easy to forget how old martial arts are, as a form of self-defence and sport. Some, such as Karate or Muay Thai, are over a thousand years old! ...

Newsletter February 2019

Feb

Newsletter February 2019

By: ELemental Fitness Ltd

How many have stuck to their New Year's resolution?...

January WKC Tournament | World Kickboxing Council | Open National Championships 2019

Jan

January WKC Tournament | World Kickboxing Council | Open National Championships 2019

By: Megan Lancaster

A huge well done to all fighters involved - you brought home a smashing amount of medals 💪💪💪...

Newsletter January 2019

Jan

Newsletter January 2019

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

2019 is here. Which means a new year and a new you, yeah?...

Kumite

Dec

Kumite

By: Dale Norfolk

Sparring, the word the strikes fear into many a heart, but I am here to sell to you the benefits, so hear me out....

EKA children’s lessons

Dec

EKA children’s lessons

By: Sam Millne-Ellison

The newest children's sessions of the EKA under 3rd Black belt instructor, Sam Millne-Ellison & 1st Dan Black belt, Ryan Butler...

Newsletter December 2018

Dec

Newsletter December 2018

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

IT’S CHRIIIISTMAAAS!! Now that’s out of the way lets get to what really matters around this time of year ...

Sam joins the EKA – what to expect

Nov

Sam joins the EKA – what to expect

By: Sam Millne-Ellison

Hello and thanks for the warm welcome from everyone at the EKA, I’m Sam! The newest member of the instructing team!...

Newsletter November 2018

Nov

Newsletter November 2018

By: Elementla Fitness Ltd

November, the time of year people wind down before the Xmas frenzy...

What does 'Kata' really mean?

Oct

What does 'Kata' really mean?

By: Dale Norfolk

A good kata should be defensive as much as it is offensive. It should be about balance, eb and flow, black and white. ...

Newsletter October 2018

Oct

Newsletter October 2018

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

Newsletter September 2018

Sep

Newsletter September 2018

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

Children's Rewards Policy For EKA Classes

Sep

Children's Rewards Policy For EKA Classes

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

Find out how we reward those for going above and beyond...

We're Hiring!

Aug

We're Hiring!

By: Elemental Fitness

Freestyle Karate/Kickboxing Instructor - Position available - Elemental Fitness Ltd - Part Time...