Anti-bullying, If there’s ever such a thing. There’s is no secret answer on how to deal with bullies. Telling someone about is defiantly a step in the right direction. Classmates can make fun of you because of your hair, size, or what you wear.

If you feel you can, talk to a teacher you trust or a family member. The experiences of being bullied are not pleasant,  keeping a diary can help as evidence for the future.

Don’t retaliate, you could make it worse or even be seen as a bully.
Surround yourself with people who make you feel good. Be kind to yourself, and do things that make you feel good, relax, and make new friends.  You might make music; write lyrics; draw cartoons; dance; act or join a sports club.  This is your life so make sure it’s the best life possible – don’t let anyone bring you down.

Helpful numbers

Childline 0800 11 11 or visit

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Junior brown belt grading success

One of our juniors successfully graded over the weekend to gain their 2nd Kyu brown belt and passed with flying colours. 12 yr old Layla conducted herself perfectly over the 70 mins grilled by senior instructor Sensei Andy Walker.

Layla’s future at Poole Ju jitsu looks bright. She is now the highest graded junior at the club and that’s with her junior coaching qualification which she picked up before lockdown. Layla was watched on by her mum who was delighted with her daughter’s character and skill shown throughout the grading. Layla can relax and focus on her school work until she has covered the elements of the 1st Kyu syllabus and move onto looking at the black belt grading in two years time.

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Champagne Reception

The club hosted a champagne reception to celebrate two local artists who have left their mark at the centre.

Local artist Rachel Farrugia was commissioned over a year ago to paint a full size Samurai on the back wall of the centre and holds centre place at the club. A local graffiti artist who is travelling the world was commissioned to paint two large murals with a martial arts theme to cover the rest of the back wall.

The celebrations lasted until late in the evening after speeches by the instructors and photos.


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Preventing Covid-19 in our gym

While we closely monitor the news and announcements from the government and Public Health England with anticipation on when we can reopen, plans are being put in place at Poole Ju jitsu and there are many aspects to consider, but the first and most important is to create a clean and safe environment for our instructors, Students & hirers.

Poole Ju jitsu has always had a strict cleaning regime before the Coronavirus outbreak and we have planned an even more stringent set of procedures to adhere to for when we open.

We are not just disinfecting and sanitizing the whole gym, we have carried out a risk assessment and looked at how we can return safely and get back to the “new normal”. Having planned what we need to do to reopen and cope with the new regime we have replaced our all our kick shields and focus pads, we have repainted the internal areas of the gym which required that fresh look, put up new signage on hygiene standards to educate and remind everyone, we have forehead temperature readers to check students, parents and visitors etc. We provide cleaning stations and promote contactless payments.

With the efforts of everyone at Poole Ju jtsu, including our members, let’s work together to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy.

Members are encouraged to help reduce the spread of the virus through good personal hygiene. This includes:

Frequent hand washing (wash your hands for 20 seconds) and hand sanitising during your visits.
Making full use of the soap, sanitisers and cleaning items available.
Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and dispose of the tissue in the bin after use.
Familiarise yourself with the latest guidance from PHE and do not visit the gym if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 and are advised to self-isolate.
Follow government guidance if you are a returning traveller. We have had NO reported cases of COVID-19 from around the Ju jitsu family and we wish that will remain when we can return to training. If a member is confirmed with having the virus the club will temporarily close while we deep clean and then reopen after seven days.

Please remember the symptoms of the Coronavirus. If you or anyone in your family have had any symptoms, feel unwell then you must self isolate and inform Poole Ju jitsu immediately on 07544 582253 or email

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Poole Ju jitsu has specialised in martial arts since 1986 and is a leading academy for teaching Juniors & Adults.

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