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        BE Offices offers introduction to self defence class for clients

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          BE Offices continues to take care of the wellbeing of their community and have invited clients to take part in an ‘Introduction to Self Defence’ workshop later this month.

          The session will be hosted by martial arts coach Jack Grattan, who started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu over ten years ago. His ‘Black Belt’ status denotes an expert level of technical and practical skill.

          Jack has trained and competed all around the world.  He was originally attracted to Jiu-Jitsu due to the fact that it affords the opportunity for an individual to overcome a large opponent through good technique and practice. Jack has never stopped training and continues to teach one of the most prestigious teams in Europe (Grand Union).

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          We spoke to Jack to find out how our clients can benefit from attending this workshop.

          What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

          Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport based on ground fighting and submission holds. BJJ focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one’s opponent, gaining a dominant position and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or choke-holds.

          What are the benefits of learning self defence?

          There are so many scientifically backed and proven benefits of learning self defence, including…

          Gaining confidence through competence.  Knowing that you’re taught techniques that we know work in real situations means you don’t have to worry. You’ll be learning and developing skills, which means you’ll only continue to build and develop confidence.

          Staying safethis training is focused on your safety, not your ability to fight.  You are taught how to avoid fights and how to deescalate situations without even throwing a punch.

          It is a skill that was specifically designed to render an attacker useless without maiming them or hurting them, it will teach you control.

          Stress relief – you can learn to defend yourself and be ready for an attack, whilst burning stress in the process. 30 minutes of martial arts and your whole outlook will be changed. You’ll not only feel better about your entire day, but you’ll have a burst of second wind energy that you don’t know how to explain!

          Having fun martial arts will actually be an activity that you’ll enjoy doing and will keep you engaged. It won’t be something that you have to force yourself to do, it’s super fun and you will probably forget that you’re actually learning!

          Increasing endurance and metabolism – it goes without saying that martial arts classes are energy-fueled sessions. They usually involve controlled bursts of energy followed by a few minutes of moderate-intensity exercise. This is a type of conditioning technique that increases endurance and boosts your metabolism.

          Why practice in the workplace?

          Investing in healthcare programmes companies can increase employee attendance by 89% as well as increase productivity. Taking team members out of their comfort zone means there’s no way they’ll finish a session as they began. Participants can expect to come away knowing their teammates a little better in addition to having learned new skills. Confidence and self assurance are great skills in all areas of life.

          What will the workshop cover?

          The workshop will teach invaluable skills that one hopes never to have to use, covering the four key areas of self defence, which include:

          • Avoiding contact and verbal assertiveness
          • Breaking grips
          • Getting up from the floor/escapes
          • Restraining an attacker

          Increasing evidence shows that workplace wellness makes for a happier workforce, and BE Offices are always looking to provide their community with new challenges and skills, both physical and mental.

          Email to sign up to this workshop, 5.00pm – 6.00pm on Wednesday 23rd March at our Farringdon centre.


          Posted by Michelle Winton – Community & Events Manager

          Images courtesy of Jack Grattan & Canva





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