Instructor Ellie Hayes

Ellie with lightsabre
NB: not actually Sith. MAUL’s all-Jedi 😉

Ellie joined MAUL in May 2017, initially intending to do a bit more exercise and see if that childhood wish to learn a martial art had anything backing it up.

Reader, that is not what happened.

Through thick and thin, from white belt to red belt, Ellie has consistently dedicated herself to helping whoever she can in MiNi-MAUL and training all she can in and out of the do-jang with Ori-MAUL.

In particular, her efforts with the OWLs (first three belts) as part of MiNi-MAUL made it possible for the club to grow and still give individual attention to its students. She has also previously served as Ori-MAUL’s Social Samurai.

A former dancer, current communications specialist and volunteer ninja, Ellie’s wry humour, unshakable resilience and impeccable attention to detail has driven the entire club forward.