Epic Coppa BJJ

Epic Coppa BJJ Head Coach, Marcelo Coppa has had a very busy couple of months, not only teaching his students in Portishead, Nailsea and Clevedon, but also training, teaching and refereeing around Europe and the Middle East.

March 11th saw Marcelo, a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, refereeing at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, part of the UAEJJF world ranking series.

April saw Marcelo attend a training camp in Israel.

May has seen Marcelo in Belfast, where he has been instructing new referees on a UKBJJA referee course. Last weekend he was refereeing at the IBJJF Paris Spring International Open. Further instructing trips to Newcastle and Sicily this month, where Marcelo will be sharing his expertise, will conclude a very busy and productive time for our Head Coach.

For further details on Epic Coppa BJJ class times and locations, please visit http://www.epicmartialarts.co.uk/classes

Be More Ben Charity fun day demonstration 7/5/18

A very hot bank holiday Monday, saw Epic Martial Arts give a very active and very entertaining demonstration at the Be More Ben family fun day, which was held at Portishead Football Club.

Be More Ben, is a charity local to Portishead, set up to support the wonderful help and work that Children’s Hospice South West provides, in memory of Ben Pritchard. Ben was only 8 years old when he passed away from a brain tumour, his wonderful parents, Sarah and Shane have created this charity to fundraise for CHSW, so that it can continue to provide the care and support to families in their time of need, that they received.

It was a wonderful day and we felt truly honoured to have been asked to do this demonstration.

For future Be More Ben charity events, please look on their Facebook page, or to make a donation to CHSW, visit http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bemoreben

CIMAC Superleague 6/5/18

The 2nd CIMAC superleague event of 2018 was held on 6th May in High Wycombe. A relatively small Epic team was expertly coached by Amy Kingscott and Rakan Sabbah.

There were some excellent performances on the day, including 2 brilliant golds from Rakan, leading from the front in his Light Con and Kick Light categories.

Another highlight was from 9 year old Teia Doyle, who trains in Portishead, Brislington and Filton, who fought back from 4-1 down in her -30kg, 12 and under points fight. She pulled the scores back to 4-4, and was then narrowly beaten in extra time, first to score, against a much taller 12 year old.

The team did really well on a very hot day, and overall won 6 golds and had 13 other podium finishes.

For future CIMAC events, visit http://www.cimacsuperleague.com

Jadi Tention Seminar 5/5/18

A very busy weekend for our students started with the Jadi Tention Experience Seminar at Kingsdown Sports Centre in Bristol.

Jadi is a 6 time World Champion and holds black belts in Tae Kwon Do, Kuroshi Do and the Nashid System of Martial Arts. He has trained for almost 30 years, originally from New York, he now teaches across the globe, holding practical seminars and sharing his expertise.

Jadi talked through some of his signature moves, including his counter side kick and back fist, and exhibited his incredible speed when trying to out-wit an opponent. There was then a chance for these moves to be practiced and our students showcased their excellent sparring skills. Head Coach Andy, also got his sparring kit on and was mixing it up with Jadi, and showing the kids how it’s done.

The seminar was brought to a close by a really inspirational talk by Jadi, that was not only relevant to the world of Martial Arts, but life in general.

Check out Jadi on You Tube, for more training tips and some of his fights, particularly between Jadi and Raymond Daniels, another Martial Arts legend that some of our students were lucky enough to meet at a seminar in snowy Dublin in March.