Tag : martial arts

Society Spotlight: Muay Thai

7 months ago / 0 comments

As well as editing the Society section of The Gryphon, Mary Lumley acts as the President of the Leeds University Union Muay Thai Society. Here she discusses exactly what makes the society and the sport “better than boxing”, and what it can do for you. For those less well-versed in … Read More

Society Spotlight: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

8 months ago / 0 comments

Quickly gaining traction as one of the most effective styles of fighting, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu stands apart from its counterparts due to its emphasis on technique that allows participants of all shapes and sizes to compete as equals. Society editor Mary Lumley sat down with Sean Maguinness, president of the … Read More

Get Involved: LUU Self-Awareness Seminars

11 months ago / 0 comments

It is of utmost importance that students feel safe and secure both on and off campus. To assist with this, LUU is launching Self-Awareness Educational seminars in collaboration with the Martial Arts societies. Society Editor Mary Lumley urges you to come and get involved… LUU is partnering with a number … Read More

Aikido: More Than Just a Martial Art

3 years ago / 0 comments

  This week, Sam Robinson, a second year PPE student and the Treasurer of Aikido society, gives us a comprehensive view of what being in the society is like. Aikido is a Japanese martial art, which takes some inspiration from jujitsu. It focuses on using your opponent’s attack against them, … Read More

Martial Arts – A health journey for life

4 years ago / 0 comments

It’s Healthy Week 2015 and hopefully a few of us will be resurrecting those failed New Year’s resolutions and aiming to redeem ourselves. With so many workout plans available on the internet, including advice from your local gym, it can be difficult knowing where to start finding the best way … Read More

Why Martial Arts societies kick-ass

4 years ago / 0 comments

Many new members of the University have expressed the interest to start training in a martial art, but it is difficult to decide which is right for you and what makes them all different. Aren’t they all just about fighting? No martial art is better than another, but rather the … Read More