Corona Virus (Covid-19) and Hoshi Martial Arts

At Hoshi Martial Arts our members safety is the most important thing for us.  We have taken advice from Sport Wales and (for now at least) we will not be closing our classes.  With immediate effect the following rules are in place:

1. Wash your hands with Soap and Water for at least 20 seconds before coming to class

2. If you need to sneeze or cough, please use a tissue and dispose of it in a bin or toilet straight away

3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth in class if possible

4. If you or any member of your immediate family have any symptoms of a cold please stay away from class for 7 days

We will continue monitoring official advice and if we need to update this article or even close our classes temporarily we will update you.
Many Thanks for your Support

Coach Lee Jones | Coach Mat Jones | Coach Simon Mackay

12 Minute Abs

Work your Abs and Core with our #HoshiFightingFit workout. Just like our Fighting Fit classes, the exercises are timed. Do as much as you can each minute and rest when you need to.

Social Media Age Restrictions

Many parents do not realise the Social Media sites and applications their children use have age restrictions.

Here is a list compiled by the NSPCC and updated in October 2019, along with some other popular sites we have added.

AGE 13+
– Twitter
– Facebook & Messenger
– Viber
– We Chat
– Monkey
– Yubo
– Dubsmash
– Instagram
– Tik Tok
– Skype
– Google Hangouts
– Reddit
– Snapchat
– Pinterest
– YouTube (Not YouTube Kids)
– Discord
– Twitch

AGE 16+
– WhatsApp
– Telegram Messenger
– Tumblr

AGE 17+
– Line
– Sarahah
– Tellonym

The problem with Parental Controls

There is no magic “safe internet” button. If you want parental control, that’s what it means – a parent, being in control.

Chris Lynch – Writer, Hypnotist, Technologist, Parent

In the first of our guest writer blogs, Technology expert Chris Lynch talks about the use and effectivness of parental controls.


There, I’ve said it.


You couldn’t move for the scare stories about the “Momo Challenge” online a month or so back, followed by the stories that it was all a scam, followed then by the stories that it was now real… inspired by the original scam.

I’m not writing about whether or not Momo is, or was, real. Momo, in and of itself, is not the problem.

The problem is that the potential for something like Momo to exist is there and that many people seem to think that the solution for this needs to be found in technology, legislation, or both. We need to make the Internet safe for kids, yeah?

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Addicted to social media – or just teens being teens?

Does being a good parent mean you have to know everything your child is up to? We examine when to let your teen become independent online.

‘Teens turn to, and are obsessed with, whichever environment allows them to connect to friends. Most teens aren’t addicted to social media; if anything, they’re addicted to each other.’

Danah Boyd, author of It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
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Hoshi Martial Arts is a not-for-profit Martial Arts & Fitness organisation based in South Wales