New Location Opening!

We are pleased to announce that our weekly timetable is expanding. For those of you on our GOLD membership there is a new class starting up in Winterbourne on April 22nd.

Epic Instructor Matt Roberts will be holding a class from 5.30-6.30 on FRIDAY nights at the Winterbourne and District Community Association Centre (WADCA) in the sports hall. This class will run as a syllabus class in the build up to gradings and sparring class in the build up to competitions.

This class is for GOLD members only, if you would like to attend this class please see your instructor prior to training at Winterbourne and your membership can be upgraded.

More information will be released at the beginning of APRIL

EPIC day out at CIMAC adidas open

EPIC Day out at the CIMAC

Yesterday EPIC took a squad of fighters to the CIMAC adidas open at Windsor and got some great results.

There were some tough divisions in this point-accumulation league, where we saw gold, silver and bronze medals won all over the place.

With Andy Gill, Kam Doyle and of course Andy Cleeves coaching- the fighters had experience behind them.

Gold:
George ‘Georgeous’ Sherlock, Justin ‘warlord’ Worland, Harvey Tyler

Silver:
Fin Haynes

Bronze:
David ‘Giggsy’ Thorpe, Michael ‘SuperCooper’ Cooper, Harvey Tyler, Harrison ‘Jeff’ Doyle.

Teia Doyle, Grace Chandler, Dylan Hunt and Matt Roberts also competed but were unlucky not to make the podium.

The support from the epic members who travelled was, as usual, the loudest there. We are proud of the clubs achievements on and off the mats this year so far and our continued success.

lets keep pushing forward team!

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KWON Results

Sunday 13th March saw EPIC martial arts headed to the KWON in Birmingham. We had a large following and took up around a quarter of the stand at the back of the arena.

A big medal haul came back to the south west with us as we dominated the day. A massive congratulations to all whom travelled up to fight, including those who had their first national competition.

The results:

GOLD MEDALISTS: (11 golds)
Alex Fellender-Evans (x1)
Ben Davies (x1)
Brooklyn James (x1)
Dean Andrews (x1)
Harvey Tyler (x3)
Katie Williams (x2)
Tom Dudley (x1)
Matt Roberts (x1)

SILVER MEDALISTS: (11 silvers)
Ashleigh Nelson (x1)
Ben Davies (x1)
Dean Andrews (x1)
Dylan Hunt (x1)
Finlay Haynes (x2)
Harvey Pollard (x1)
Jack Davies (x2)
Jack Pollard (x1)
Robyn humphreys (x1)

BRONZE MEDALISTS: (7 Bronzes)
Alex Fellender-Evans (x1)
Ashleigh Nelson (x1)
Harrison ‘Jeff’ Doyle (x1)
Jess Andrews (x1)
Justin Worland (x1)
Robyn Hunphreys (x2)

Final medal tally: 29 from 20 fighters

A well done to those who narrowly missed out on the podium:
Daisy Humphreys and Jordan Sambells.

Also best wishes for recovery to Molly Hershaw who was injured 5 seconds into her fight and a mention to Sadie Worland who travelled up but didn’t get to fight due to nobody else representing in her category.

EPIC in Ireland

Team EPIC took just short of 50 people to the Irish capital to be a part of the worlds biggest kickboxing tournament.

2016’s IRISH OPEN had 4126 competitors! The arena is huge at the Citywest Hotel, with upper tiered seating holding around a capacity of 2000 people it is a massive place. Although this number wasn’t anywhere near full at any point, the atmosphere from above was amazing and really helped our fighters on the big stage.

Our fight team that travelled: Harvey Tyler, Zachary Diallo, Finlay Haynes, Brooklyn James, Molly Hershaw, Alex Fellender-Evans, Sophie Vallender, Kairon Rowlands, Martyn Rowlands, Matt Roberts, Gio Marchese, Carmen Jones, Harry Rhodes, Kam Doyle, Harrison Doyle, Ellie Doyle, Teia Doyle, Grace Chandler, George Sherlock, Pearce Cruse.

A massive thank you to the parents of the younger generation for the commitment and great atmosphere created when our warriors fought.

Placed finishes:
1st- Martyn Rowlands, Kam Doyle
2nd- Gio Marchese
3rd- Harvey Tyler, Carmen Jones, Matt Roberts

A further well done to all of our competitors for making it onto the tatami’s! There were some very good moments from the championship: The King moment was when Kam Doyle (15) won the 16-18 year category, becoming Irish Open champion after 5 years of trying.

Next year the capacity of competitors is being capped at 4000 so we will announce when tickets go on sale and that will be time to get them!

 

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