Our Blog

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

June

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

02

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

02

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

We're Hiring!

Aug

We're Hiring!

By: Elemental Fitness

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

Newsletter August 2018

August

Newsletter August 2018

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd kickboxingleeds

Summertime – for some it’s about going on long holidays in a far way place where the sand is white, and the ocean's are clear...

Animus - the Mental Benefits to Martial Arts

Jul

Animus - the Mental Benefits to Martial Arts

By: Dale Norfolk

The study of martial arts affects us emotionally, functionally & logically. It gives us a healthy output for aggression. It can teach to stay poised and calm. ...

Newsletter July 2018

July

Newsletter July 2018

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd kickboxingleeds, martialartsleeds

Notice anything different? Yes this is the new format of the Elemental Fitness and Elemental Kickboxing Newsletter...

The Bully - Preventing bullying through martial arts

Jun

The Bully - Preventing bullying through martial arts

By: Dale Norfolk

As martial artists we learn that aggression is a clumsy tool of thug and the caveman, and that a confident persona can just be masking a weakness in the bully....

Black - What does it mean to 'be' a black belt?

Jun

Black - What does it mean to 'be' a black belt?

By: Dale Norfolk kickboxingleeds

The black belt is a badge of honour which you should wear with pride, keep safe on a shelf, but not allow to gather dust......

Origin of the Elemental Kickboxing Academy

Jun

Origin of the Elemental Kickboxing Academy

By: Dale Norfolk

the doors of Elemental Kickboxing/Karate Academy (EKA) are always open to those who wish to chase one of these goals or to experience a new venture......

1st & 2nd Dan Gradings 16.06.18

Jun

1st & 2nd Dan Gradings 16.06.18

By: Elemental Kickboxing Leeds

The moment has finally arrived! Can you believe it's been over 4 years for our 1st dans, and 8 years for our 2nd dan since you all started...

Changes to our Membership

May

Changes to our Membership

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd

Elemental Fitness Ltd is changing membership and training prices. See enclosed a detailed explanation of why and when it's happening...

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Jun

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

By: Katie León mental health, fitness

I don’t belong here, I’m not good enough, I’ve got nothing to offer, I don’t want to fail. Sound familiar?...

My Journey into Fitness at EF and EKA

May

My Journey into Fitness at EF and EKA

By: Sanaa Khan training, fitness

I have recently become a part of the Elemental Fitness and Kickboxing Team as a martial arts instructor and personal trainer. ...

The Kickboxing Bug

apr

The Kickboxing Bug

By: EKA Leeds

Nathan started kickboxing when he was 15 as he wanted to be able to protect himself and feel confident. Read on to find out how it's benefited him!...

My Story - Kris’ Black Belt Odyssey…

Nov

My Story - Kris’ Black Belt Odyssey…

By: Kris Mclaughlin Kickboxing , Martial Arts

If my memory serves me correct, my first taste of Elemental Kickboxing was a rainy Tuesday night ...

James Clark's Journey

April

James Clark's Journey

By: James Clark Kickboxing , Martial Arts

Throwback to when James got his first-degree black belt, read his story below to see how far he has come...

Don't Skip it - the Benefits of Skipping

Oct

Don't Skip it - the Benefits of Skipping

By: James Clark skipping , personal training

Did you know that skipping is one of the best calorie burning exercises ever?...

A KICKBOXER’S DIET

Oct

A KICKBOXER’S DIET

By: Kerry Berry nutrition, diet, health

In this blog, I’ve been asked to write about a kickboxer’s diet. Of course! I said. It will definitely be of interest to you guys. But it got me thinking...

Misconceptions of Fat Loss

Sep

Misconceptions of Fat Loss

By: James Clark fat loss, weight management

As a personal trainer, I have encountered many people who want to have that quick easy step towards fat loss....

Super Smoopthies are here!

Sep

Super Smoopthies are here!

By: Kerry Berry kezbez, smoothies, nutrition

Introducing Kerry’s Chocolate Orange Super Smoothie. Your new favourite fast food fix just got better....

1st Dan Black Belts

Sep

1st Dan Black Belts

By: David Kenyon Black Belt , Kickboxing

Congratulations to Nathan, Dale, Kris, Keith & Tobiasz...

Do you even meal prep?

Aug

Do you even meal prep?

By: Nathan Lammonby meal prep, lifestyle, diet

Everybody manages to get to the gym or their fitness classes most weeks but what people find hard to do is preparing their food to refuel their body...

Super Smoothies are coming!

Aug

Super Smoothies are coming!

By: Kerry Berry smoothies, nutrition , kezbez

So you’ve heard about my Tropical smoothie, but have your heard about my Peach Punch smoothie? If you like a little more punch to your flavours...

Dale's Story to 1st Dan Black Belt

Aug

Dale's Story to 1st Dan Black Belt

By: Dale Norfolk

 Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) once wrote:  “The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be...

The KezBez Weigh - Super Smoothies

Jul

The KezBez Weigh - Super Smoothies

By: Kerry Berry nutrition, food, smoothies

What makes them super? Straight answer, I made them! The real answer, they are a meal in a glass. Well, pouch to be precise....

The KezBez Weigh - sample session

Jun

The KezBez Weigh - sample session

By: Kerry Berry nutrition, food, healthy

I really enjoyed doing the taster session for you all last Tuesday eve. I was in competition with The Stone Roses who were playing at the arena so thanks for...

Nutrition at Elemental Fitness

Jun

Nutrition at Elemental Fitness

By: Nathan Lammonby food, nutrition, protein

What are you eating after a workout? If you find you're just snacking on anything you can get your hands on why not try our grenade bars which begin the...

Keith Hill - Before & After

Mar

Keith Hill - Before & After

By: Nathan Lammonby elemental, fitness, muscle

Before and after pictures of our client Keith! Amazing what you can achieve. Keith has been training with us for over 4 years and with our kickboxing club...

Tiny Plank Master!

Mar

Tiny Plank Master!

By: James Clark plank, competition

Walking into the gym this morning to see a massive 50 minute plank on the Leaderboard was impressive!! How far can we get with this Plank Challenge...