Gracie Barra Roundhay Leeds

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Edition: #011

Published: 14/03/21

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First of all we wanted to extend a huge Happy Mother’s Day to all of our mums and a happy International Women’s Day to every single one of our female members and readers.  Mums…we hope that you’re putting your feet up for a change!!

This week is all about our female members and members-to-be.  Check out our #Choose to Challenge membership offer if you, or someone you love, would like to feel more empowered and confident.  Our programs are especially designed to improve the self-defence awareness and abilities of everyone, it’s what we specialise in.

On Friday this week we will be recording a really exciting podcast with one of the most successful female BJJ competitors ever so head to our YouTube Channel and subscribe so you don’t miss it!

We’re also putting plans in place for a Female only FREE self-defence seminar in June…stay connected for more info.

As you will now know, this is your regular instalment of the things we’ve been up to in and around the academy, stuff that’s caught our eye this week and info that we feel benefits you.  

Got a specific question?  Chances are we’ve answered it on our YouTube channel or Website FAQs.  If you can’t find the answer, hit us up on Email – we love to chat!

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A quick reminder of what we have in place for our return to academy training in a few weeks time:


✅ Training will return to our academy from Monday 12th April with no restrictions for our Little Champions.

✅  Free -Trial classes to resume from 12th April.

✅ An additional 6 hours of training in our schedule each week to offset reducing numbers on the mat to keep everyone safe.

✅  Continued live streaming of classes and NEW solo drills classes available.

✅  Adult training within agreed household/support bubbles until restrictions ease in May/June.

✅  Join our team now for only £1 and jump to the front of the queue!

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#Choose To Challenge - £1 Membership + 10% Off!

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day this week we released and extended our lockdown offer.  This will remain in place until the end of lockdown.

We’re experiencing extremely high uptake for all of our programs and have over 90 people already signed up to take their free trial class.  Jump the queue and sign you and/or your child up as a member today for only £1.

Members of all ages will be able to start training from the 12th April (adults in bubbles).

For a limited period we’re offering a £1 membership for anyone who signs up as a member before the 11th April 2021.  You’ll receive full access to our live online classes immediately and then get an amazing 10% off your first 16 weeks or training when we reopen.  We’ll also pay 30% towards the cost of your first uniform!

Don’t keep putting it off.  See this lockdown as an opportunity to change you or your child’s life for the better.

Catalan Soccer ⚽️

This week we sat down with the founder of Catalan Soccer, Matt Ogden for the North Leeds Jitz Podcast, it was a very inspiring episode!

Matt describes his childhood and how those experiences inspired him to start Catalan Soccer from only a £100 job centre loan.  Catalan Soccer is now the largest soccer school in the north of England and coaches and inspires over 1000 kids each week!!!

Episode 2 with Matt is out this week!  In this episode Matt reveals his philosophy on teaching young people….just wow!!!

All of our episodes are available on our YouTube Channel and wherever you get your podcasts.

Indergaard Physiotherapy - Healthy Shoulders

We were joined again this week by the amazing Tom Walker from Indergaard who filmed his top 5 exercises for strong and healthy shoulders.

Did you know that all of our members benefit from 10% off all services with Indergaard at their state of the art clinic in Garforth?!

We’re still releasing a new video everyday during lockdown.  Check out our channel and subscribe.

This week’s news has been difficult for lots of us to digest.  It is in weeks like these that we lean on others for support.  

We all should be able to walk the streets safely, that is our right.  We can’t do much to influence judicial policy or Policing but we can absolutely help to reduce the chances that you or someone you love will face violence.  

Confidence and situational awareness are proven to help in the majority of situations and our experiences both on and off the mat make us perfectly placed to develop this in others.

If you feel vulnerable, unable to defend yourself or unconfident please Let us help.  We’re happy to offer anyone this support in both a group or private setting…building confidence and community is what we do.

Stay Safe.  See you on the mat very soon!

Mike