What others say about us

Steve Cruse

My son has been training in Kung fu and kickboxing for just over 2 years with these great coaches. In that time he has travelled the country entering comptetions. The trainers have helped him from the bottom of his categories to the top. It’s not just his sporting life that’s improved but his respect, attitude and whole character has gone through the roof. I would highly recommend this club to any parent. Top coaches and top club.

Steve CruseEPIC Portishead - Parent
Ian Clarke

My Daughter and son have been with EPIC now for 3 years, it has taught them great skills ,respect, control and discipline, as individuals and part of a group. They have both successfully worked through their gradings as Little Dragons and have moved onto an older group where they have been welcomed and are enjoying the challenge. The trainers give their full attention and are passionate about everything they do. Very proud to be part of EPIC Martial Arts

Ian ClarkeEPIC Portishead - Parent
Nick Olive

Andy’s classes are the perfect mix of fun and fitness. With a really mixed group everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace and the atmosphere is brilliant as the whole class gets involved with circuits, technique and sparing (only if you want to!). These are the perfect classes if you are a beginner wanting to give the sport a try but you won’t be bored if you have done this before!

Nick OliveEPIC Bradley Stoke Student
Pete Stone

We tried many times over a 2 year period to get our son involved in a sport, club or something that he would enjoy, with an additional desire to improve his social skills. Football rugby gymnastics etc were all unsuccessful attempts at getting him active. EPIC Martial arts was introduced to us by a friend and we have never looked back. He loves the sport but more importantly the environment where it’s contained. He respects the instructors like they are an additional part of his family and has forged many relationships of various ages over a short period of time, which has been fantastic for his confidence. In summary I have seen my son grow so much as a person since joining EPIC giving him confidence in himself, on the Matt and in all walks of life. My thanks goes to everyone at EPIC and everyone involved and long may this club continue. In addition I must finish by saying as well as the above this club is phenomenal and if you searching and want to be trained in the martial arts? it’s right here. JOIN NOW!!!

Pete Stone EPIC Chepstow Parent
Danielle Webb

Its coming up to three years that I’ve been training in martial arts. Since I started training with this team both my fitness and my confidence has improved dramatically!! The dedicated instructors have put 110% effort into me and helping me achieve my goals, even when I’ve wanted to give up and have come up against struggles, they never gave up on me and pushed me through the other side. Not once have they ever seen my dwarfism as a problem nor as a reason for me not to continue training even when my body really struggled. They adapt to everyone and focus on everyone’s strengths... At epic martial arts it’s all about what you can do and what you can achieve. They’ve taught me so much both physically and personally, my determination has increased and with such a dedicated team so has my motivation. Without a doubt recomend EPIC… Come and join our dream team.

Danielle WebbEPIC Portishead - Student
Donna Smith

My 8 year old daughter has been attending lessons with Andy Gill & Ben Gill since January 2014.  During this time she has achieved both her white belt and blue belt due to the support and encouragement from her trainers.  I have been continually impressed with the attention to detail they have put into every training session and gradings/competitions alike.  Their easy manner ensures that each child is given as much individual attention as necessary and ensures the children are comfortable enough to approach either one of them with any questions, queries or concerns. I am positive that without the love of the sport that all the trainers have, they would not be able to engage the children as they always seem to do. I, and more importantly, my daughter would not want to train with anyone else. Keep it up lads.

Donna SmithEPIC Bradley Stoke - Parent
Abel Woodley

Oscar has been attending Andy’s martial arts classes for a couple of years. He very much enjoys attending these classes, looking forward to it every week! They have helped build his confidence, giving him discipline and new skills. They also get graded every couple of months to show off the skills they have learnt to family & friends, from which you continue to see improvement. I would recommend any child from any back ground or temperament to attend them.

Abel WoodleyEPIC Portishead - Parent
Lesley Allen

My son attends the Chepstow class and I have found them to be completely accommodating to his four year old tantrums and always supportive of his five year old enthusiasm. Attending this class has increased his confidence and improved his listening skills and general attitude, I can not wait to see what EPIC help us to achieve in his 6th year! Thank you to the EPIC team.

Lesley AllenEPIC Chepstow Parent
Dan Noodle

Really friendly and welcoming club. From previous experience some clubs try to push you straight into competing and just want your membership and licence fees, but NOT HERE! EPIC seem to really have a passion to be the best and want to nurture their students to become the best they can be whilst improving all aspects from, fitness to respect and discipline whilst maintaining a competitive edge.
Really glad I joined and I enjoy every minute with all the people at the yate club and Matt Roberts.

Dan NoodleEPIC Yate Student
Matt Spencer

Superb environment for our son to flourish and develop as a person. Andy and his team do a fantastic job.

Matt SpencerEPIC Chepstow Parent
Amyleigh Harriman

Amazing team awesome club! Can’t explain enough! Highly recommend for any age, size or gender!! The team really look after every individual like there own! Can’t ask for anymore..: you guys are EPIC

Amyleigh HarrimanEPIC Chepstow Parent
Amy Fowler

Amazing club! Every member of the team we’ve come across shows genuine passion for each and every child. My children love it! Can’t recommend enough

Amy FowlerEPIC Portishead Parent
Sian Andrews

Two and a half years ago I underwent a partial knee replacement, still have arthritis in the remaining part. A year ago my childrens amazing instructors persuaded me to give the class a go. I now do two classes a week (body combat and boxercise). My fitness levels have increased, my knee is stronger and I have lost 31lbs so far. Brilliant classes and instructors.

Sian AndrewsCombat Conditioning - Student
Craig Tindall

My son has been with EPIC for over a year, it’s a fantastic club with excellent committed coaches. The club caters for beginners just looking for extra confidence and a fun environment up to producing some of the best Jnr kick-boxers in the country with many British squad members as well as European and world champions amongst their ranks.

Craig Tindall EPIC Nailsea Parent
Sarah Landridge

I just wanted to say what a fantastic morning we had today for the little dragons Christmas party. Me and George loved the film, George didn’t take his eyes off of the screen!.
The awards at the end were brilliant, all of them so well deserved, and made even better with George receiving a Fantastic award. He is so proud and has told everyone he has seen today about it. I know I have probably said this before but Epic is such an amazing club to be a part of, you, all the coaches AND all the fantastic children are an absolute credit to what the club stands for. We love being part of the EPIC family.

Sarah LandridgeEPIC Filton Parent
Tracy Chapman

Fantastic club, My 2 boys have been going just over a year and have gained so much confidence from it. The coaches are all great an very dedicated. This easily shows from how much the children enjoy it and how quickly they improve both their fitness and skills.

Tracy ChapmanEPIC Yate Parent
Steve Hunt

Fantastic martial arts club for all the family, novice to advanced,international level . Young to old EPIC caters for it all. Being trained by world champions and various other levels coaches gives you the EPIC feeling that anyone can reach their goals.The passion and encouragement the coaches show to each and every member is outstanding. Loads of different classes every day to choose from.Fantastic gymnasium kitted out with all new equipment as well. Maybe you have tried other gyms or martial arts clubs. But you will never find a better place to train than Epic Martial Arts Club/The hub. My son and i are members and love to be part of the Epic team.

Steve Hunt EPIC Filton Student & Parent
Jayne Williams

Our daughter has only been attending EPIC for 3 months but she settled in so quickly that it feels like she has always been there. The ethics of the club and the coaches are absolutely outstanding and her confidence has grown greatly over this time. They work extremely hard and are very enthusiastic. Every child is talked to as an individual and the coaches always find time to answer any questions that either the children or parents have.

I really cannot recommend this club highly enough and I am very grateful to my friend for recommending it to us.

Jayne Williams EPIC Bradley Stoke Student & Parent
Mike Andrews

“When ìn 1989, a friend of mine at university was mugged on the streets of Manchester,  we resolved to learn a defensive martial art.  As students, there was no shortage of martial arts classes at uni, so we decided to try a few of them. Ultimately we chose Lau Gar kung fu as it offered a combination of multiple defensive moves including against weapons, distance-maintaining attacks and emphasis on physical fitness and flexibility.

When a few years back, my youngest son expressed a desire to take up a martial art, we were pleasantly surprised that Lau Gar kung fu was and still is available in the local area.  After a few lessons, my eldest daughter wanted to take it up too.  Now both have ‘middle sashes’ and have won numerous medals in competition.  The resulting skill and discipline has reaped benefits for them in many areas of life including improved confidence and focused achievement at school.  With the help of their primary instructors, Andy and Ben, and with my children’s continued effort and commitment, I have faith that they can achieve future black sashes perhaps before they are 18!

The standard of teaching within the classes is beyond comparison, many of the classes are run by or guest world-class kung fu and kick-boxing competitors, who successfully practice what they teach every day.  Their example is an inspiration for a new generation of aspiring junior and assistant instructors, even parents joining in too (my wife included), who will no doubt take the club forward for many years to come.   You will not be disappointed, so give it a go!”.

Mike Andrews EPIC Bradley Stoke - Parent
Dr Rebecca Hiscutt

Our 7 year old son LOVES Epic martial arts. He is getting 1st class coaching but also being inspired by a dedicated and passionate team, learning amazing life skills and making new friends. Have no doubt Epic is making a big and very positive impact on him.

Dr Rebecca HiscuttEPIC Portishead Parent